Autism Spectrum Disorder
Autism Spectrum disorder is a Neuro developmental disorder that, at its core, affects how one perceives and socializes with others. It is severely impaired social communication. Restricted and Repetitive patterns of behavior, interests or activities Symptoms often develop before 36 months of age. Manifests across a wide range of functioning, from individuals who have limited communication skills to those who can converse with others but lack the social pragmatic skills to be able to make and maintain meaningful social relationships.
• Little conclusive data.
• Numerous biological factors.
- Clear genetic component.
- Evidence of brain damage [cognitive deficits] combined with psychosocial influences.
• Behavioral focus
- Living skills
• Inclusive schooling
• Temporary benefits from medication
David H. Barlow, BOSTON UNIVERSITY
V. Mark Durand, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA- ST. PETERSBERG
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