Steven Lee Douglas
Steven Lee Douglas, Department of Psychology, Shepherd University
Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Steven Lee Douglas, Department of Psychology, Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, West Virginia 25443.
ASPERGER’S SYNDROME 2
“Asperger’s Syndrome” was first used by British psychiatrist Lorna Wing when she described individuals she studied at the MRC Social Psychiatry Unit at the Institute of Psychiatry in London, 1981 (Wing, 1981). She noted that the participants in her studies showed symptoms and behaviors similar to what Hans Asperger referred to as autistic psychotherapy in 1944. Asperger’s findings followed research published a year earlier by Leo Kanner who described findings from 11 cases he called autistic disturbances of affective contact (Kanner, 1943). Kanner’s disturbances included developmental problems with motor skills, reluctance in accepting change and association with others, sameness. The…
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