Альманах Института коррекционной педагогики - Almanac #23
ALMANAC Institute of Special Education

Infantile Autism: Ways of Understanding and Assistance

Infantile Autism: Ways of Understanding and Assistance
We carry on publishing materials covering the features of development of children with autism spectrum disorders. The publication features articles dealing with adolescence and early adulthood. Difficulties of moving into adulthood at affective disorders (AD) are presented from the point of view of experts and based on memories of the people themselves, who survived and to the great extent coped with the difficulties described. Difficulties concurrently experienced by the family bringing up such an adolescent are shown.

Difficulties of the family bringing up an autistic adolescent

O.S. Nikolskaya
Difficulties of the family bringing up an adolescent with autism spectrum disorders are presented. The nearest and dearest of the child do experience stress even in trouble-free cases due to the significant divergence of the child's intellectual development and advances in socialization. When the child approaches adulthood, their family faces a period not less severe than in the initial diagnosing, and such a family is in need of psychological support.
Read article   KeywordsFamily, autism, EIA, autism spectrum disorders, emotional disorders, bringing up an autistic child, mitigating some of the problems, enduring difficulties, family in need of psychological support

Psychological Support to Autistic Adolescents

I.A. Kostin
The article is devoted to the methods and objectives of individual psychological follow-up of persons of teenage and youthful age suffering affective disorders (AD). The main directions of such follow-up are presented, including the features of interaction arranged in this paper.
Read article   KeywordsAutism, affective disorders (AD), autism sphere disorders, autistic adolescents, psycho-correctional support, social skills, apprehension, emotions, relationships

WAIS Test Experience for Face-to-face Work with Autistic Adolescent

I.A. Kostin
The article written in "case analysis" genre reports on investigating intelligence of a 14-year-old autistic adolescent as part of WAIS Test. Those clarifications and minor changes are listed, which are advisable to be included in the testing procedures and performance measurement when dealing with such trial subjects. Characteristics of the intellectual profile of the trial subject are described and analyzed, possible constraints of the use of the profile thus obtained are discussed; concise recommendations for further psycho-correctional support of the adolescent on the basis of test results are provided.
Read article   KeywordsWAIS test, autism spectrum disorders, intellectual profile, mental retardation, deficit of central information coherence

Differentiated Approaches to Psychological and Educational Support to Adolescents and Young People with Autism Spectrum Disorders

O.S. Nikolskaya
Differentiated approaches to psychological and educational support to adolescents and young people with autism spectrum disorders are dealt with. General trends are outlined, approaches are differentiated, methods are determined to ensure support to autistic adolescents, both to those successful in social development and their less fortunate peers. Experience of special correctional work has been presented.
Read article   KeywordsAutism spectrum disorders in adolescence and early adulthood, affective disorders (AD), autism, psychological and educational support to an autistic adolescent, defining tasks and selecting methods

Arranging Informal Communication of Adolescents and Adults with Consequences of Childhood Autism

I.A. Kostin
The article describes in detail the best practice of group meetings (the Club) held at the Institute of Special Education for many years for adolescents and adults with pervasive developmental disorders. Emotionally stimulating and developmental exposure of the Club members to the situation of communication has been analyzed, possible forms of Club work and specificity of moderators' performance have been described.
Read article   KeywordsAffective disorders (AD), autism spectrum disorders, autism, communication, dialogue, shared concerns, emotional stimulation, game