Autism Spectrum

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jelykins
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Autism Spectrum
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2009-11-25 08:06:37
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Autism Spectrum Aspergers
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Questions on the psychology, biology and practise surrounding the autism spectrum in the 21st century.
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  1. What does ASD stand for?
    Autism Spectrum Disorder
  2. Autism regularly occurs in association with other medical conditions. What is this association called?
    Co-morbidity
  3. What does ASC stand for?
    Autism Spectrum Condition
  4. What is the name of the national society for autism in the UK?
    NAS - National Autistic Society
  5. What is the term given to children without autism?
    Typically developing children
  6. How many areas of impairment are there in autism?
    Three
  7. What are the impairments experienced by autistic individuals collectively known as?
    The "triad of impairments"
  8. List the impairments experienced by autistic individuals.
    • Intellectual disability
    • Sensory hypersensitivity/hyposensitivity
    • Perceptual difficulties
  9. In which gender is autism more commonly found?
    Males
  10. Is autism "on the rise"?
    Uncertain
  11. Is autism genetic?
    No
  12. Can autism be detected before age two?
    Uncertain
  13. In what year was autism first described?
    1943
  14. By whom was autism first described?
    Leo Kanner
  15. List the four impairments Kanner observed.
    • Islets of ability
    • Language problems
    • Autistic aloneness
    • Narrow interests & a desire for sameness

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