Treating a case of Savant syndrome

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Busuttil, Joseph (1994)
  • Publisher: Maltese Medical Journal
  • Subject: Autism in children | Autism in children -- Case studies | Autism in children -- Treatment

Memory and artistic prodigies among the population at large are uncommon; among the mentally retarded, they are rarer still. This article describes the treatment of such a case, technically known as the Savant Syndrome, seen by occupational therapists at Mount Carmel Psychiatric Hospital and treated over a period of 18 years.
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