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Autism: convergences and divergences. An assessment of two methods of care management Volume 94, issue 1, Janvier 2018

1 Laboratoire de psychopathologie et clinique psychanalytique, Université de Rennes 2, EA 4050
74, avenue Jean-Jaurès, 75019 Paris, France
CMP de La Courneuve, Hôpital Ville-Évrard, pôle 93 I 02
2 Professeur émérite de psychologie clinique, Psychanalyste, membre ECF et AMP, 51, boulevard de Sévigné, 35700 Rennes, France
* Correspondance
  • Key words: treatment, care management, autism, psychoanalysis, TEACCH method, ABA method, comparative study, Laurent Mottron, Jean-Claude Maleval
  • DOI : 10.1684/ipe.2018.1739
  • Page(s) : 41-6
  • Published in: 2018

The treatment of autism has been a controversial topic for approximately four decades. The first formal description of autism by Leo Kanner in the 1940s focused on the evolution of a fairly homogeneous neurodevelopmental disorder and did not mention the possibility of any treatment. Currently, it is a question of subscribing to a type of care that shifts between the behavioral approach and that of a cognitive type. However, other treatment proposals are being considered, and we will analyze two of them.