publication . Other literature type . Article . 2017

Commentary: Critical Considerations for Studying Low-Functioning Autism.

Bhismadev Chakrabarti;
  • Published: 01 Apr 2017
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Country: United Kingdom
Jack and Pelphrey provide a systematic review of neuroimaging studies in understudied populations within the autistic spectrum, focussing specifically on those with minimal verbal ability, intellectual disability and developmental regression. Despite accounting for nearly a third of the autistic spectrum, the number of studies focussing on these populations is extremely low. This review highlights a critical need for further neuroimaging research on these populations, and provides practical suggestions for overcoming the challenges posed by it. In this commentary, I discuss some of the theoretical questions that arise from the review, on the conceptualisation of...
free text keywords: Neuroimaging, Developmental psychology, Psychology, Psychiatry, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Research design, Diagnostic test, Intellectual disability, medicine.disease, Developmental regression, Autism, Nosology, Nonverbal communication
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