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The Language of Mental Health

A Practical Guide to Social Interaction Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Editors: O'Reilly, Michelle, Lester, Jessica Nina, Muskett, Tom (Eds.)

  • Highlights the economic consequences of a disabling culture
  • Aims to layer and complicate the discussions that surround autism in schools, health clinics and society
  • Illustrates social construction of autism in educational and historical discourses
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About this book

This book introduces a novel approach for examining language and communication in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) - discourse and conversation analysis. The authors offer a set of very different perspectives on these complex issues than are typically presented in psychological and clinical work. Emerging from a range of social scientific fields, discourse and conversation analysis involve fine-grained qualitative analysis of naturally-occurring, rather than laboratory-based, interaction, enabling broad applications. 
Presented in two parts, this innovative volume first provides a set of pedagogical chapters to develop the reader's knowledge and skills in using these approaches, before moving to showcase the use of discursive methods through a range of original contributions from world-leading scholars, drawn from a range of disciplines including sociology, academic and clinical psychology, speech and language therapy, critical disability studies and social theory, and medicine and psychiatry.

About the authors

Michelle O’Reilly is a Senior Lecturer for the Greenwood Institute of Child Health at the University of Leicester, and Research Consultant for Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust.  Michelle’s research interests are broadly in child mental health, family therapy, and the sociology of health and illness. 
Jessica Nina Lester is an Assistant Professor of Inquiry Methodology in the School of Education at Indiana University, USA. She teaches research methods courses, including discourse analysis, with much research focused on the study and development of qualitative methodologies and methods. 
Tom Muskett is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Leeds Beckett University, UK.  He has worked in clinical and educational roles with children with diagnoses of autism and their families, and previously led a clinical training programme at the University of Sheffield, UK.  

Reviews

“The contributors to this welcome book make a strong case, backed up by vivid examples, for the usefulness of very close analysis of the language and behaviour of people with autism spectrum disorder, and the people around them. As a lively record of the state of the art, it will be an invaluable guide to students and researchers.” (Charles Antaki, Loughborough University, UK)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction: Mental Health, Mental Illness, and a Critical Position on Autism Spectrum Disorder

    O’Reilly, Michelle (et al.)

    Pages 1-30

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Introduction

    Karim, Khalid

    Pages 33-60

  • Social Constructionism, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and the Discursive Approaches

    O’Reilly, Michelle (et al.)

    Pages 61-86

  • Naturally Occurring Data Versus Researcher-Generated Data

    Lester, Jessica Nina (et al.)

    Pages 87-116

  • Using Conversation Analysis to Assess the Language and Communication of People on the Autism Spectrum: A Case-Based Tutorial

    Muskett, Tom

    Pages 117-140

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-59236-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-59235-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Practical Guide to Social Interaction Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Editors
  • Michelle O'Reilly
  • Jessica Nina Lester
  • Tom Muskett
Series Title
The Language of Mental Health
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-59236-1
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-59236-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-59235-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 362
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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