Biological Contribution - Understanding ASD

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  • Created on: 04-05-13 13:07
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  • Biological - understanding ASD
    • Ideas/Theories
      • EMB!
      • brain structure - heavier
      • brain function - more systemising
      • hormones - testosterone in womb at 8 weeks
      • genetics - 'broader autistic phenotype'
    • Who/How it's helped
      • removal of prejudice/labels e.g naughty
      • removes blame from parents
      • changed teaching methods in schools
      • therapies  e.g lego therapy
    • Strong
      • observable - PET/MRI
      • ethical - removes blame
      • Baron-Cohen = low empathisers; high systemisers
      • Falter = better at mental rotation tasks
      • 60-90% conc rate in MZ + 5% in DZ = genetic link
      • 90% aspergers are male
    • Weak
      • Baron-Cohen = not scientific
      • T.O.M = alternative view but has a bio cause so complementary theories
      • eugenics = unethical - result in genetic alteration
        • termination not right as wouldn't know severity
      • Ellis = theory provides better explanation for Aspergers

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