The categorisation of resistance: interpreting failure to follow a proposed line of action in the diagnosis of autism amongst young adults

Hollin, Gregory and Pilnick, Alison (2018) The categorisation of resistance: interpreting failure to follow a proposed line of action in the diagnosis of autism amongst young adults. Sociology of Health and Illness . ISSN 1467-9566

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Abstract

sessions and ask how diagnosticians distinguish between interactional resistance as, on the one hand, a diagnostic indicator and, on the other, as a reasonable choice from a range of possible responses. We find evidence of various forms of resistance during ADOS sessions, but it is a resistance to a line of conversational action that is often determined to be indicative of autism. However, and as we show, this attribution of resistance can be ambiguous. We conclude by arguing for reflexive practice during any diagnosis where talk is the problem, and for a commitment to acknowledge the potential impact of diagnostic procedures themselves upon results.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article, which has been published in final form at https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/1467-9566.12749. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Sociology and Social Policy
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9566.12749
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2018 11:03
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2018 16:45
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/50564

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