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

Hollin, Gregory; Pilnick, Alison

Authors

Gregory Hollin

ALISON PILNICK alison.pilnick@nottingham.ac.uk
Professor of Language, medicine Andsociety



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.

Citation

Hollin, G., & Pilnick, A. (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, 40(7), 1215-1232. doi:10.1111/1467-9566.12749

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 13, 2018
Online Publication Date May 23, 2018
Publication Date Sep 1, 2018
Deposit Date Mar 21, 2018
Publicly Available Date May 24, 2019
Journal Sociology of Health and Illness
Print ISSN 0141-9889
Electronic ISSN 1467-9566
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 40
Issue 7
Pages 1215-1232
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9566.12749
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/50564
Publisher URL https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/1467-9566.12749
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/end_user_agreement.pdf
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.

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