Asperger 's Syndrome Among Other Autistic Spectrum Disorders

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Asperger’s Syndrome among other Autistic Spectrum Disorders The autism spectrum disorder is neurobehavioral deterioration that involves language developmental disorder combined with low social interaction skills and repetitive behaviors. The severity of the disorder varies from mild, moderate, and severe, and the diagnosis tends to be changeable according to several factors such as the severity and the kind of therapy that the child received during early years. There is an increased prevalence of the disorder among children within the last decade. “More recent estimates range from about 30 in 10,000 to one in 68.refrences to an autism epidemic appear to have originated in a 2002 California legislative report suggesting a 273% increase in autism from 1987 to1998” (Zylstra et al. 316), and the need to understand each disorder and its needs and differences is increasing as well. The Autism disorder is a very wide spectrum; theoretically it is possible to consider each autistic child as a dependent degree on the spectrum, however, recently the autistic spectrum disorders are classified into five major categories in order to distinguish between them with respect to diagnosis, treatment, and needed services. While the Autism spectrum includes the Classic Autism, Asperger’s syndrome, Pervasive developmental disorder or PDD syndrome, Rett disorder and Childhood disintegrative disorder, it is significant to have a deep understanding of each disorder of the spectrum in order to…
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