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dc.contributor.authorOlumula, Chris Induswe
dc.contributor.authorWairungu, George Mathenge
dc.date.accessioned2024-04-12T13:09:33Z
dc.date.available2024-04-12T13:09:33Z
dc.date.issued2024
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.ejsit-journal.com/index.php/ejsit/article/view/393/369
dc.identifier.urihttps://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/27816
dc.descriptionArticleen_US
dc.description.abstractAutism spectrum disorder is a neurological developmental condition characterized by deficits in socio-communication skills and presence of restricted interests and repetitive behaviors. The condition is lifelong commonly identifiable by the child’s third birthday. This article discusses cognitive theories of autism including the discredited refrigerator mother theory. Others theories include theory of mind deficit hypothesis, weak central coherence theory, executive dysfunction theory, and extreme male brain theory. Cognitive theories attempt to explain why individuals with ASD behave the way they do. Speech therapists and other members of multidisciplinary team need to understand reasons behind behavior and reactions of individuals with ASD. This in turn helps plan effective intervention strategies. It is also effective in counseling caregivers and related stake holders. This is an in-depth qualitative research that assumed descriptive research design. Relevant literature was reviewed from renowned peer reviewed journals.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherEJSITen_US
dc.subjectautism spectrum disorderen_US
dc.subjectspeech therapisten_US
dc.subjectcognitive theoriesen_US
dc.subjectbehavioral cognitive therapyen_US
dc.titleCognitive Theories in Autism Spectrum Disorder: Why Individuals with Autism Behave the Way They Doen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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