Autism Spectrum Disorders (Pervasive Developmental Disorders)

Autism Spectrum Disorders (Pervasive Developmental Disorders)

by NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
     
 

Not until the middle of the twentieth century was there a name for a disorder that affects thousands of children,a disorder that causes disruption in families and unfulfilled lives for many children. In 1943 Dr. Leo Kanner of the Johns Hopkins Hospital studied a group of 11 children and introduced the label early infantile autism into the English language. At the same…  See more details below

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Not until the middle of the twentieth century was there a name for a disorder that affects thousands of children,a disorder that causes disruption in families and unfulfilled lives for many children. In 1943 Dr. Leo Kanner of the Johns Hopkins Hospital studied a group of 11 children and introduced the label early infantile autism into the English language. At the same time a German scientist, Dr. Hans Asperger, described a milder form of the disorder that became known as Asperger syndrome. Thus these two disorders were described and are today listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM-IV-TR (fourth edition, text revision)1 as two of the fi ve pervasive developmental disorders (PDD), more often referred to today as autism spectrum disorders (ASD). All these disorders are characterized by varying degrees of impairment in communication skills, social interactions, and restricted, repetitive and stereotyped patterns of behavior.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013546325
Publisher:
The Delano Max Wealth Institute, LLC.
Publication date:
11/29/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
936,802
File size:
4 MB

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