Fergus MurrayEdinburgh Steiner School · Science Department
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Different ways of processing the sensory and social world lead to profoundly different experiences of the classroom. Understanding the roles of cognitive load and flow states in autistic wellbeing can make all the difference. Minds vary more than a lot of people realize. Some of us process the world very differently from others, and that does not...
Purpose of Review Inclusive research practice is both a moral obligation and a practical imperative. Here we review its relevance to the study of neurodevelopmental diversity in particular, briefly describing a range of inclusive research models and justifying their use. The review itself is inclusively co-authored with three autistic collaborators...
Autism is still widely seen as mysterious – so much so that the most widely recognised symbol of it (unpopular in the autistic community) is a puzzle piece. Various psychological theories of autism haven’t helped all that much, largely because all of the most established ones leave vast swathes of autistic experience completely untouched, and tend...
I argue that cognitive models have had a limited impact on autism understanding and practice, because psychologists and practitioners have been stuck on cognitive models which are simply not adequate to describe or explain much of autistic experience. Monotropism provides a much more comprehensive and coherent account, but has largely been overloo...
We aim to demonstrate that Monotropism provides a more complete explanation of autism than any other theory. We are also looking broadly at the role of interests in human cognition, and relations between autism and other differences, like ADHD.