By Sally Ozonoff PhD, Geraldine Dawson PhD, James C. McPartland PhD

ISBN-10: 1572305312

ISBN-13: 9781572305311

ISBN-10: 1572307676

ISBN-13: 9781572307674

Written via top specialists within the box, this ebook presents a lot wanted info and suggestion for folks of youngsters with Asperger syndrome or high-functioning autism. it truly is filled with functional feedback for supporting little ones stay a whole and satisfied existence at domestic, in class, and within the social international, and nurturing their progress into self-sufficient adults. Asperger syndrome and high-functioning autism are detected Read more...

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DSM-IV symptoms Examples 2d. Play that is not appropriate for developmental level • Little acting-out scenarios with toys • Rarely pretends an object is something else (for example, a banana is a telephone) • Prefers to use toys in a concrete manner (for example, building with blocks, arranging dollhouse furniture) rather than pretending with them • When young, little interest in social games like peekaboo, ring-around-the-rosie, and the like Restricted, repetitive behaviors, interests or activities 3a.

Observing a group of children, some of whom were diagnosed with Asperger syndrome and others of whom were diagnosed with high-functioning autism, both parents and professionals alike would be hard-pressed to know which child had which condition. The practical significance of the difference may be minor. Does it matter if your child’s language was a bit delayed at age 2, as long as he 4In our experience, the majority of children with Asperger syndrome fail to meet autism criteria for the third reason, namely, that they display fewer than six symptoms from Table 1.

In contrast, children with specific developmental disorders, like dyslexia, have problems in only one specific learning area (such as reading), but function okay in other subjects, are quite normal socially and behaviorally, and have at least average motor skills. There are five specific conditions within the Pervasive Developmental Disorder, or PDD, category: autistic disorder, Asperger disorder,2 Rett’s disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder, and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDDNOS).

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