Mind and autism spectrum disorders: A Theory-of-Mind Continuum Model and Typology developed from theory-of-mind as subjectively experienced and objectively understood

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Title Mind and autism spectrum disorders: A Theory-of-Mind Continuum Model and Typology developed from theory-of-mind as subjectively experienced and objectively understood
Author Hwang, Yoon-Suk
Journal Name Disability & Society
Year Published 2011
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Abstract Taking an interdisciplinary approach supported by philosophy of mind and special education, this study explores the inner experience of Korean secondary and post secondary school students identified with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). It also explores how their experience is understood by their teachers. It uses in-depth interviews, document review and a newly developed questionnaire. The findings of this study highlight the complexity of the minds of individuals with ASD and the difficulties their teachers have in inferring mental states to them. A Theory-of- Mind Continuum Model and Typology are proposed to encompass the strengths and difficulties of students identified with ASD in their capacity to be aware of their own minds and to understand the minds of others along with the subjective and objective nature of experience.
Peer Reviewed No
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09687599.2011.567789
Copyright Statement Copyright 2011 Taylor & Francis. This is an electronic version of an article published in Disability & Society, Vol. 26(4), 2011, pp. 387-388. Disability & Society is available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com with the open URL of your article.
Volume 26
Issue Number 4
Page from 387
Page to 388
ISSN 1360-0508
Date Accessioned 2011-09-15
Date Available 2013-05-30T00:56:17Z
Language en_US
Research Centre Griffith Institute for Educational Research
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject Special Education and Disability
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/42702
Publication Type Letter or Note
Publication Type Code c3x

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