The Clinical Syndrome Autism

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The Clinical Syndrome Autism Autism is a clinical syndrome characterized by qualitative impairment of social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication, imaginative activity, and a markedly restricted repertoire of activities and interests. Within the first 3-6 months of their lives, parents may note the child does not develop a normal pattern of smiling or cuddling response. As they grow older, they do not progress through developmental milestones such as learning to say words or speak sentences. Instead, they seem aloof, detached, and withdrawn. Instead of developing a pattern of relating warmly to their parents, they may instead engage in self-stimulating behavior such as rocking or head banging. By age 2 or 3 years, it is usually clear that there is something wrong, and the features of the disorder continue to become more obvious over time as the child fails to develop normal verbal or interpersonal communication skills. Genetic : Autism is not genetic. Cause : There is not a exact cause for Autism, but it may be caused by difficulties before, during or after birth...
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