Autism and Joint Attention

Development, Neuroscience, and Clinical Fundamentals

Peter C. Mundy

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1. A Brief History of the Concept of Autism

*Autism and the Myth of the Unresponsive Child

*The Demise of the Unresponsive Prototype

*The Dimensional Approach to the Social Nature of Autism

*The Fuzzy Nature of Human Nature

*The Moderator Model of Autism

2. The Dimension of Joint Attention and ASD Diagnosis

*Joint Attention and the Research Domain Criteria

*Joint Attention and the Evolution of the DSM Criteria for ASD

3. Joint Attention in Symptom Assessment and Risk Identification

*Joint Attention and Defining the Social Nature of Autism

*The Development of Clinical Measures of Joint Attention

*Applications of Joint Attention Measures to the Study of ASD

*Risk identification in Infant Siblings

*Joint Attention in Other Conditions

4. Joint Attention, Learning, and Social Cognition

*Joint Attention, Mentalizing, and Autism

*The Social-Cognitive Hypothesis of Joint Attention

*Joint Attention, Developmental Dissociations, and Timing

*An Alternative Theory of Joint Attention and Social Cognition

*Gender Differences and Joint Attention

*Joint Attention in Childhood

*Summary and Conclusion

5. Social Orienting, Joint Attention, and Social Motivation

*Three Questions about the Development of Joint Attention

*The Many Dimensions of the Social Phenotype of ASD

*When Does Joint Attention Develop?

*Joint Attention, Language Development, and Social Orienting

*Joint Attention and Cognitive Processing in Infancy

6. Early Intervention, Joint Attention, and ASD

*Models of Early Intervention

*Approaches to Joint Attention Intervention

*The JASPER Intervention

*Joint Attention and Intervention for Older Verbal Children

*Summary and Conclusions

7. Neurodevelopment of Joint Attention

*The Need for Caution in the Cognitive Neuroscience of ASD

*Choosing Dimensions in the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience of ASD

*Evidence for the Neural Network of Joint Attention

*Imaging Studies of Joint Attention in Autism Spectrum Development

*The Overlap between the Joint Attention and Social-Cognitive Networks

*The Dynamic Development of Behavior and Social-Cognitive Neural Systems

*A Functional Appraisal of the Joint Attention Neural Network

*Summary and Conclusions

8. The Genetics of Joint Attention and Joint Engagement

*Joint Attention/Joint Engagement, Motivation, and Molecules

*The Genetics of JAJE: An Overview

*QTL Linkage and Joint Attention

*Oxytocin and Vasopressin Pathways and Joint Attention

*Animal Models of Joint Attention

*Joint Attention, Gene Interactions, and Genetic Repurposing

*Informing the Dimensional Approach to Autism