The Factors Surrounding Autism Spectrum Disorders
The diagnosis of autism can generally describe a wide spectrum of symptoms. Because of this, there are five diagnoses under the term autism spectrum disorders.
- Autistic Disorder – Occurs 4 times more frequently in boys than girls. Children tend to show signs of regression between 12-24 months of age after beginning normal development. Problems using language and withdrawn behavior are common losses.
- Asperger’s Disorder – Many experts view this disorder as a high-functioning autism. Children with this disorder have no significant delays in language skills or cognitive development but can have impairments in social functions and repetitive mannerisms.
- Pervasive Development Disorder – Diagnosed when the child doesn’t fall into the characteristics of other autism spectrum disorders but show signs other ways. This includes severe limitations in social, verbal and non-verbal communication skills.
- Rett’s Disorder – Has been known to only appear in girls to date. A deceleration of head growth and loss of previously acquired language and hand skills occurs when the child is between 5-18 months old.
- Childhood Disintegrative Disorder – This diagnosis is also known as Heller’s Disease. It refers to the normal development of children until age 2 who then lose acquired skills. It commonly occurs between 36-48 months of age and can occur up to 10 years of age.
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