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Psychological-Educational Studies

Former Title: Psychological Science and Education psyedu.ru

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (online): 2074-5885

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17759/psyedu

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Supporting Persons with Autism Disorders Entering Adulthood

Kostin I., Ph.D. in Psychology, Senior researcher, Institute of Special Education, Moscow, Russia, kostin@ikp.email
Abstract
The article affirms the desirability of a long-time psychocorrectional support of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and their families, including in adulthood. The term developing social environment for an adult autistic individual is uncovered. Two important areas of psychological correction of ASD starting from younger adolescence are identified. These are: 1. teaching of skills of appropriate social behavior and 2. increase of understanding himself and the world of people and their relationships by autistic individual. The specifics of each of these areas of work and the methods used in each of them are briefly described. In particular, forming social skills has “good habits” and social roles developing as a base. The author supposes psychological support shouldn’t be equaled exclusively to the development of social skills which individual needs.

Keywords: psychological support, habits, social roles, understanding of relations, ways of affection expression

Column: Clinical psychokogy and special needs

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17759/psyedu.2017090211

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