Special Issue "Autism Spectrum Disorder 2016"
A special issue of Behavioral Sciences (ISSN 2076-328X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2016)
Prof. Jodi Robledo, Ph.D.
College of Education, Health and Human Services, California State University San Marcos, San Marcos, CA, USA
Interests: autism spectrum disorder; sensory and movement differences; supportive relationships; inclusive education
In the past 30 years we have witnessed an enormous growth of a body of knowledge, approaches and intervention methodologies designed to address the needs of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and similar challenges. This Special Issue will explore new understandings of autism spectrum disorder that may challenge our current understanding and definitions of ASD. Of critical importance, the issue will highlight the voices of self-advocates as voices of authority in the international discussion and research on ASD. The richness of their perspective may complement, or drastically contradict, our current understanding of ASD. In addition, this Special Issue encourages submissions on topics that remain under-researched in the field. For example, many neuroscientists and others are now stressing the signification and implications of motor and sensory difficulities in the development of children with ASD. This Special Issue aims to explore new understandings of autism that may challenge our previous definitions and understanding of ASD.
Prof. Jodi Robledo, Ph.D.
Manuscript Submission Information
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- autism spectrum disorder
- conceptual advances
- intervention methodologies