Flashcards in Autism Spectrum Disorder Deck (6)
Neurobiological disorders characterized by a spectrum of symptoms involving impairment in social interaction, communication, and restricted/repetitive behaviors and interests.
ASD usually manifests at what age?
Within the first 3 years of life.
ASD diagnosis requires a total of 6 behavioral manifestations from 3 categories:
Qualitative impairment in social interaction:
Poor eye contact
Lack of shared enjoyment in activities
Qualitative impairment in communication:
Delayed or deviant language development
Lack of interest in toys appropriate for age
Restrictive repetitive and stereotypic patterns of behavior:
Repetitive rituals or motor movements such as spinning or hand flapping
Sensory impairment (hearing or vision)
Severe abuse or neglect
Childhood disintegrative disorder
Targeted developmental screenings are done at what ages?