AUTISM, YET GIFTED- A CASE STUDY

Jemima Wilson

Abstract


Autism is a neurological condition which mainly involves lack of social interactions and communications; Restricted, repetitive patterns of
behaviour and interests."Autistic savant" refers to individuals with autism who have extraordinary skills not exhibited by most persons. ‘Savant
syndrome’ refers to those with or without intellectual impairment and/or autism, who display skills above that expected of those with either
intellectual impairment and/or autism, or when compared to non-disabled population. A detailed case study was carried out to study about the
extraordinary abilities of a child with Savant abilities and autism. Information about the child was collected through observation, interaction and
enquiring about the child’s abilities and activities. The collected data was recorded in the tools prepared for this research. The data collected was
consolidated, interpreted and points were calculated. The results were descriptively written and portrayed.


Keywords


Savant syndrome disabled population exceptional

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