Autism Spectrum

1147 Words5 Pages
The study and research pertaining to autism is very broad and includes more than just autism itself. A child with an autistic disorder is hard to identify because autism is not easily seen. Autism is more of a mental and social disorder; it doesn’t really have anything to do with a physical outlook. The autism disorder doesn’t only deal with autism; there are five other primary disorders involved with autism. When screening a child for autism, they will find out if any other disorders should be diagnosed. Screening children for autism at a young age can be beneficial in diagnosing children early for autism, or the five other primary disorders under the autism spectrum. Autism is mainly known to be genetic, but other medical factors can…show more content…
Autistic symptoms can be easy to indicate but can also not be seen entirely in the child’s behavior. (Baird et al) There are different disorders that are involved with different symptoms. “The five primary disorders diagnosed under the autism spectrum are autism, Asperger’s syndrome, Rett’s syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, and the catch-all diagnosis of pervasive personality disorder not otherwise specified.” (Chittom) Autism and PDD, pervasive developmental disorders, can be involved with hyper kinetic and attentional disorders, OCD, specific and general learning problems, and developmental disorders or motor function. PDD’s are disorders in which autism is the prototypic disorder. Asperger’s and epilepsy are two other big disorders involved with autism. About one in three children affected with autism develop epilepsy. (Autism Spectrum) Epilepsy is more commonly found in a person with autism than a person without. Epilepsy is when a person has a seizure out of randomness. A child with autism may also have a little bit of Asperger’s syndrome. Asperger’s disorder are similar to those of the autism
Open Document