Autism, special needs and mathematics learning

Richard Cowan, Elizabeth Pellicano

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary/reference book


Autism spectrum conditions are lifelong neurodevelopmental conditions that are characterized by often striking difficulties in social communication and repetitive and rigid patterns of behavior (American Psychiatric Association APA 2000). Current estimates indicate that 1 in every 100 children is on the autism spectrum, meaning that all schools and colleges are likely to include pupils who lie somewhere on the autism spectrum.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of mathematics education
EditorsStephen Lerman
Place of PublicationDordrecht
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9789400749788
ISBN (Print)9789400749771
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • autism
  • Autistic spectrum condition
  • Autistic spectrum disorders (ASD)
  • Asperger syndrome
  • individual differences
  • special needs
  • inclusion

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