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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
- Impaired Social Interactions, Relapse prevention training