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What is high functioning autistic spectrum disorder?

What is high functioning autistic spectrum disorder?

High-functioning autism is not an official medical diagnosis. It's often used to refer to people with autism spectrum disorder who read, write, speak, and manage life skills without much assistance. Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder that's characterized by difficulties with social interaction and communication...

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What is Asperger's syndrome in adults?

What is Asperger's syndrome in adults?

Asperger syndrome was generally considered to be on the “high functioning” end of the spectrum. Affected children and adults have difficulty with social interactions and exhibit a restricted range of interests and/or repetitive behaviors. It generally involves: A difficulty with social interactions Restricted interests Desire for sameness Distinctive strengths ..

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How does autism happen?

How does autism happen?

Research suggests that the development of autism is rooted in very early brain development. However, in most cases, no one cause can be identified. Research has identified several genes that can cause autism in and of themselves. These account for about 15 percent of cases of autism spectrum disorders...

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What are the behaviors of autism?

What are the behaviors of autism?

Symptoms:  What Are the Symptoms of Autism? Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are characterized by social-interaction difficulties, communication challenges and a tendency to engage in repetitive behaviors. Genetic Disorders.  Seizure Disorders.  Sleep Dysfunction. Sensory Processing Problems.  Pica. ..

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 Who is qualified to make a diagnosis of autism?

Who is qualified to make a diagnosis of autism?

A diagnosis of autism could be given by a psychologist, a child psychiatrist, a developmental pediatrician or a child neurologist. All of these professionals are qualified to give this diagnosis if they have received training in this area.  It's also a good idea to get a broader, more comprehensive evaluation including speech and language, hearing, and physical and motor d..

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