Some Thoughts about Robin Holloway's "Asperger's Children: Psychodynamics, Aetiology, Diagnosis and Treatment"
Publisher: Division/Review, no 15, Fall 2016
Publication Year: 2016
Splitting [in those on the autism spectrum] evidences an attempt to articulate the unrepresented experience of neurobiological deficit, particularly a deficit that interferes with, obstructs and distorts contact with the mothering object of early infancy- as well as with all object relations. Splitting for those on the autism spectrum also serves as an attempt to order chaotic sense impressions and inner objects, splitting may be the best an individual with autism can muster given the neurologically-based difficulties reading others and perceiving others, a deficiency that can be hypothesized to have impacted the infant’s apperception of his or her mother’s holding and containing, her good-enoughness.