Autism as Context Blindness
Dr. Vermeulen has produced a brilliant work that demands attention. Autism as Context Blindness provides a unique glance into the minds of individuals with ASD.
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Dr. Vermeulen has produced a brilliant work that demands attention. Autism as Context Blindness provides a unique glance into the minds of individuals with ASD. It is simple but groundbreaking. Application of Vermeulen's insights into the mind of autism will help individuals with ASD to become ready for the contexts in which they live. While we have become increasingly familiar with the term autistic thinking, people with autism are still misunderstood. In this book, inspired by the ideas of Uta Frith, the internationally known psychologist and a pioneer in theory of mind as it relates to autism, Vermeulen explains in everyday terms how the autistic brain functions and highlights the impact of not understanding context. Full of often humorous examples, the book examines context as it relates to observation, social interactions, communication, and knowledge. The book concludes with a section on how to reduce context blindness -- a skill vital for successful functioning. Due to the far-reaching consequences of context blindness, this book is a must-read for those living and working with somebody with autism. Dr. Vermeulen's insights regarding context blindness deliver a fresh perspective on how individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) perceive and respond to their environment.
MEET THE AUTHOR
Peter Vermeulen, PhD, is a psychologist and co-director of the Centre for Concrete Communication, a training and education center specializing in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in Belgium. Dr. Vermeulen's insights regarding context blindness deliver fresh perspective on how individuals with ASD perceive and respond to their environment.