theory of mind

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Registered: 03-28-2003
theory of mind
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Wed, 07-23-2003 - 7:30pm
I have a question.

What is the difference in how a child with Asperger's vs a child who is more traditionally autistic is effected in relation to theory of mind, or mindblindness?

Also, can a child who has an intact theory of mind be on the spectrum?

Thanks

Sio

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Registered: 03-21-2003
In reply to: sio64
Thu, 07-24-2003 - 1:37pm
I would think it would be based on the extremity of the diagnosis.

There are details in the testings that help determine that also.

""Also, can a child who has an intact theory of mind be on the spectrum? ""

I believe so, they just can't communicate it as well or as quickly on

some areas. (My wording isn't as good as Candes'.. I got too much southern

in me I suppose). They can have a hard time with Simple things but

be very smart in subjects that are otherwise difficult for "normal" people.

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Registered: 04-04-2003
In reply to: sio64
Thu, 07-24-2003 - 2:23pm
Ok....this is something that I have been trying to understand for ages.

What exactly is theory of mind?
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Registered: 03-21-2003
In reply to: sio64
Thu, 07-24-2003 - 4:52pm
This page explains it pretty well.

http://www.autism.org/mind.html


Edited 7/24/2003 5:00:21 PM ET by cl-txlynn