Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 5/26/11 Chapter Twelve Autism Spectrum Disorders
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5/26/11 Pervasive Developmental Conditions that become apparent in a child’s development and affect all of the major systems that develop as the child becomes older (i.e., social, language, cognitive systems) Appear to develop normal for several months but then regress into behavior or develop abnormal behavior or physical symptoms
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5/26/11 Pervasive Developmental Symptoms may include: Problems with using and understanding language Difficulty relating to people, objects, and events Unusual play with toys and other objects Difficulty with changes in routine or familiar surroundings Repetitive body movements or
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5/26/11 Pervasive Developmental Children with PDD vary widely in abilities, intelligence, and behaviors (Spectrum) Some children do not speak at all, others speak in limited phrases or conversations, and some have relatively normal language development Repetitive play skills and limited social skills are generally evident
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5/26/11 Pervasive Developmental Types of Disorders: Autism (most common and studied) High Functioning Autism Asperger’s Syndrome Childhood Disintegrative Disorder Rett’s Disorder PDD NOS
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