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Unformatted text preview: -Poor eye contact SIGNS THAT TYPICALLY LEAD TO EVALUATION BY SPETS-Communication delays (Speech and gestures)-Delays in self-care skills (e.g. toilet training)-Unusual reactions to sensory experiences-Problems with play, learning, emotional management, and/or behavior-General developmental delays or other medical problems AGE OF ONSET-Most children with autism show signs in the first 18 months-20% - 40% have “regressive” or “late-onset” autism o Developed normally for first year or two, then lose speech, become self-absorbed-By age 3, the two types are indistinguishable PAST = DISORDERS ON THE AUTISM SPECTURm-Autistic Disorder-Rett’s disorder o Normal development until a period in time then neurological motor differences makes it very different -Childhood disintegrative disorder-Pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specific (PDD-NOS)-Asperger’s Disorder...
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- Spring '13
- Pervasive developmental disorder, autism spectrum, childhood disintegrative disorder, Gifted Child Quarterly