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Current research in the area of Autism and Savant Syndrome


Robyn Young
robyn.young@flinders.edu.au

Department of Psychology, Flinders University

 

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Abstract

In 1990 I met my first savant - he was a 12 year old musician with severe Autism. His name was Trevor and I decided to make him the focus of my PhD thesis. His story, and that of his family, became the first chapter of my PhD dissertation and the catalyst for a body of research that involves both persons with savant syndrome and those with autism. This original work has had two main research spin-offs; the documentary and Autism diagnoses. This presentation outlines current research in the area of Autism and Savant Syndrome by presenting the original study and this latest work.

 

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 Young, R. (2001) Current research in the area of Autism and Savant Syndrome. International Education Journal, 2 (4), 329-333.
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