• Autistic Savant: A Need to Re-Define Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) - Out of Print

Autistic Savant: A Need to Re-Define Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) - Out of Print

Author(s) Chia Kok Hwee, EdD, ECP, FCoT, FCoLLP, BCET, MAIPC
ISBN10 981080959X
ISBN13 9789810809591
Format Paperback
Pages 20
Year Publish 2008 July


Out of Print

First in the Special Educational Needs Monograph Series, the author argues the need to re-define autism spectrum disorder (ASD) based on current research studies. He examines the empathizing deficits and systemizing abilities found within the spectrum of autism and proposes that the characteristics displayed by both autistic savants and autistic crypto-savants should be included in the current definition.

About The Author:
Dr. Chia Kok Hwee, an assistant professor with the Early Childhood and Special Education Academic Group at the National Institute of Education/Nanyang Technological University, obtained his doctorate degree of education from the University of Western Australia, Perth. Previously, he did his masters, post-graduate diploma and bachelor degree studies at Edith Cowan University, Perth, WA. He also obtained his post-graduate bachelor degree in Special Education and Psychology from the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. In addition, he was awarded two academic fellowships: the first is in literacy by the College of Preceptors, Essex, UK, and the other is in dyslexia by the College of Teachers, London, UK.

Dr K.H. Chia began his career as a teacher. He taught in the Gifted Education Programme at the Anglo-Chinese School before joining the School Psychological Service, Ministry of Education, as a reading specialist. Later, he left the service to go into private practice working with exceptional children. He also taught for two years at a learning centre run by the Dyslexia Association of Singapore.

Dr Chia is a board-certified educational therapist registered with the Association of Educational Therapists (AET), USA, and also a registered professional counselor with the Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors, Perth, Western Australia. In addition, he is a registered reading therapist and dialogic-diagnostic art therapist with the International Association of Counselors and Therapists (IACT), USA, which he also sits on its Educational Standards Collaborative Committee. Dr Chia is also a member of the National Association of Special Education Teachers, USA, and the American Academy of Special Education Professionals as well as an elected Fellow of the College of Preceptors.

He is the author of best selling children's book ''Legends from Old Singapore'' and ''Iron Pa Pa'' published by Cobee can found from the below link: