In the present response to Gernsbacher, Stevenson, Khandakar, and Goldsmith (2008), we support the positivistic and strength-based perspective taken by the authors in understanding the abilities and skills of persons with autism. However, we argue that a more tempered approach - one that encompasses a developmental perspective, as well as a more comprehensive review of both the supporting and the contradictory empirical evidence - is warranted in advancing their conclusions.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Developmental and Educational Psychology
- Life-span and Life-course Studies