By Sam Goldstein
Significant development has been made in assessing youngsters with autism spectrum problems, however the box has lacked a unmarried, accomplished source that assembles present top practices inside of a unified overview framework. This authoritative e-book demonstrates the best way to craft an entire, scientifically grounded, and clinically worthwhile portrait of a kid's strengths and problems in social habit, language and communique, highbrow functioning, motor abilities, and different key parts of impairment and comorbidity. top specialists illustrate ways that university and scientific practitioners can combine information from various resources to enhance the accuracy of prognosis and tell the advance of individualized interventions.
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The apparent sociability of children with Williams syndrome Epidemiology 35 has given rise to the view that it is the opposite of autism, but cases are reported of the co-occurrence of Williams syndrome and autism (Herguner & Mukaddes, 2006). The same is true of Cohen syndrome (Howlin, Karpf, & Turk, 2005). Psychiatric Conditions Before and for years after Kanner’s first paper on his syndrome, autistic conditions were often diagnosed as childhood schizophrenia. The studies of Kolvin and his colleagues (Kolvin, 1971) were important in clarifying the differences between these diagnoses.
Ryan (1992) suggested that some individuals diagnosed as having “treatment-resistant” mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or obsessive–compulsive disorder may have had Asperger syndrome. Wing and Shah (2000) found that 17% of people referred to a specialist center and diagnosed as having an ASD at age 15 or over had marked catatonic features. Some had previously been diagnosed as having catatonic schizophrenia, because the possibility of autism had not been considered. Tantam (1988) studied 60 adults who had been referred to a psychiatrist because of lifelong social isolation and conspicuous eccentricity.