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Unformatted text preview: o Impaired communication About 50% develop no useful speech Communication is peculiar Echolalia repeat or echo parts of others speech Pronoun reversal not use I when referring to self o Repetitive and stereotyped behaviors/interests Repetitive behaviors Hand flapping Body rocking Self injurious behaviors bang head against wall, hit themselves maintenance of sameness - intense preference for the status quo Repetitive, non-symbolic play use a truck and spin it, instead of making truck noise and making the truck drive Statistics o Prevalence less than 1% o Sex ratio more males o IQ 50% mental retardation (<70) o Course develop symptoms by or before 36 months o Best prognosis if Higher IQ Better language skills...
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- Spring '08