Nadia Revisited: A Longitudinal Study of an Autistic Savant by Lorna Selfe

By Lorna Selfe

This publication re-examines the case of Nadia, found as a toddler elderly six, who have been drawing with exceptional ability and visible realism from the age of 3, regardless of having autism and serious studying problems. the unique examine was once released in 1977 and triggered nice overseas curiosity. Nadia Revisited updates her tale and reconsiders the theories that endeavour to provide an explanation for her striking talent.

As good as summarising the significant matters from the unique case examine and featuring her amazing drawings, the ebook explains Nadia’s next improvement and current state of affairs in mild of the hot learn on autistic spectrum issues and representational drawing in little ones. The ebook additionally considers the phenomenon of savant syndrome, the during which people with autism or different studying disabilities have components of bizarre expertise that distinction dramatically with their basic functioning.

Lorna Selfe makes use of this unmarried case research to debate theories of developmental psychology and considers the prospective hyperlinks among prodigious expertise and underlying neurological disorder. The e-book is principally necessary for college students and lecturers of developmental psychology and neuropsychology, schooling and unique schooling, in addition to paintings and paintings schooling. mom and dad of autistic little ones or people with similar problems, studying problems or targeted wishes can be attracted to the discussions offered during this book.

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