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Autism Research (Advanced)

Post by davidbanner » Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:42 pm

Quick intro. I research autism in the higher functioning area such as principally Hans Asperger's autism but also I reference autism from the former USSR. Am currently studying Grunya Suhareva's papers. Hard to believe by my writing I still have major struggles with autism. However, by autism I mean impaired social communication, clumsiness, facial agnosia and pretty much zero employability. However, my extensive research has helped enormously and I use my time constructively. I'm a big defender of Asperger's original research but have read many pioneer psychologists. I sort of pride myself on being practically the only researcher who experienced major learning disability at school and conquered severe dyscalculia. This is why my emphasis is on information processing. How to adapt teaching. I still struggle a lot but knowledge had helped me semi stabilise and I find absorption in my work takes my mind off other problems. Hope that is of interest.

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Post by miriam » Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:32 pm

I'm a bit confused, are you aspiring to study clinical psychology in the UK? Do you have a question for our forum members about clinical psychology? Or are you just keen to share your personal experience as a person with autism studying autism?
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Post by davidbanner » Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:15 pm

Hi, I don't think I'd make a good psychologist at all. My approach doesn't focus on therapy but I'm more concerned with the way some autistic people process information. Then adapting methods of learning along different lines. It was Asperger's original emphasis.
When I use the term."autism" I refer to people whose contact with the outside world is broken as opposed to intellectual delay.
As to your actual question, I guess I joined not knowing if there would be interest. I've been on a Russian forum now for maybe 5 years on and off, although mostly it's attention deficit. In Russia currently they tend to diagnose Kanner autism up to age 17 and then most adults may be misdiagnosed with schizophrenia. However the USSR research I found myself to be better than the U.S. A good deal of it came from Germany I think.
So, all I can say is my area is narrow and specialised. It would be nice if it had some relevance here in the UK but time will tell.
However the case, I will soon be doing a fresh translation of Suhareva's papers when time allows and was amazed how detailed her work was.
Why am I involved? I had very significant struggles with the condition and it created major difficulties at school and employment. There was a real need to seek clinical research later on in life.

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Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:32 pm
I'm a bit confused, are you aspiring to study clinical psychology in the UK? Do you have a question for our forum members about clinical psychology? Or are you just keen to share your personal experience as a person with autism studying autism?

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Post by miriam » Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:50 pm

I don't mean to be unfriendly, but this is a forum for people who aspire to or already work in clinical psychology in the UK, so you might not get the discussion you are after here.
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Post by davidbanner » Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:02 pm

miriam wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:50 pm
I don't mean to be unfriendly, but this is a forum for people who aspire to or already work in clinical psychology in the UK, so you might not get the discussion you are after here.
I wasn't too sure whether there would be interest. My area is fairly specialized with a lot of writing and translation of dated Russian psychology and neurology material. I am not attempting to make money from my research. The idea is where there is actual interest, anyone can read, check, challenge or question material. I just wasn't sure if articles ir papers get read here or if that tends to happen. I don't mind not posting content if it's not the norm.
Maybe someone here has a specific focus on autism spectrum? Maybe there are people with similar interest?
All in all, any ideas are welcome. Certainly I've no desire to be in the wrong place.

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