By Sam Goldstein
Significant growth has been made in assessing youngsters with autism spectrum problems, however the box has lacked a unmarried, accomplished source that assembles present top practices inside a unified evaluation framework. This authoritative publication demonstrates the way to craft an entire, scientifically grounded, and clinically helpful portrait of a kid's strengths and problems in social habit, language and verbal exchange, highbrow functioning, motor talents, and different key parts of impairment and comorbidity. best specialists illustrate ways that university and scientific practitioners can combine info from numerous resources to enhance the accuracy of prognosis and tell the advance of individualized interventions.
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1 DSM-IV Scott et al. 0 + 35g Gillbergf Note. Age ranges vary. a“Autism” includes Kanner’s early infantile autism, childhood autism, and autistic disorder, as defined in the relevant sets of criteria. ” These differ among the studies listed. c Population studied < 50,000. d All participants in these studies had IQ below 70. eTriad of social, communication, and imagination impairments (Wing & Gould, 1979). f Gillberg’s criteria for Asperger syndrome (Ehlers & Gillberg, 1993). gThe rate in italics is for children with marked social impairment, but not the full picture of Asperger syndrome.
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Asperger believed his syndrome to be different from Kanner’s autism. This is still debated, but most authors now consider it to be part of an autism spectrum (Frith, 1991). As a result of studies they carried out in the 1970s, and their interest in Asperger’s work, Wing and Gould (1979) developed the concept of the spectrum of autistic disorders—the essential features of which were a triad of impairments of social interaction, social communication, and flexible social imagination (the last being replaced by a narrow, repetitive range of interests or activities).