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Tensions Between Autistic Sociality, Communication, and Social Skills Research: A Response to Bambara (2022) and Camarata (2022)

Keates, Nathan, Waldock, Krysia Emily, Dewar, Eleanor (2022) Tensions Between Autistic Sociality, Communication, and Social Skills Research: A Response to Bambara (2022) and Camarata (2022). Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, . ISSN 1092-4388. (doi:10.1044/2022_JSLHR-22-00331) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:97485)

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this letter to the editor is to further elucidate the arguments Keates (2022) and Beechey (2022) stated in their letters to the editor. Both Bambara (2022) and Camarata (2022) pose comments that require clarifying the original arguments, particularly regarding power and autistic sociality, which we feel will provide further clarity to this highly significant and growing topic within autism research.

Conclusion: We recommend teaching not autistic people but rather non-autistic individuals about autistic sociality, in order to lower the burden on autistic interlocutors in cross-neurotype interactions and socialization (as per previous literature, Bottema-Beutel et al., 2018). We provide recommendations to address difficulties in cross-neurotype interactions—for example, bridging the neurotype gap through practice or psychosocial interventions for acceptance of autistic people and their system of interpretation, as per Jones et al. (2021).

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1044/2022_JSLHR-22-00331
Uncontrolled keywords: commentary, ethics, autistic sociality, harm
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC553.A88 Autism. Asperger's syndrome
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Funders: University of Kent (https://ror.org/00xkeyj56)
Depositing User: Nathan Keates
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2022 20:00 UTC
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2022 11:50 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/97485 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Keates, Nathan: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3070-1580
Waldock, Krysia Emily: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9631-3930
Dewar, Eleanor: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1010-4087
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