Treating a case of Savant syndrome
- Publisher: Maltese Medical Journal
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.