A 51-year-old member asked:
What are the symptoms of aspergers and autism?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
Autistic Spectrum : Disorder is now the sole diagnosis for people who have qualitative impairments in social communication & reciprocity + stereotypical movements or narrow, restricted areas of interest. ASD level 1 is diagnosed if a person with impaired Theory of Mind, face recognition, social reciprocity & social communication who has cognitive, adaptive & many areas of language skills in the normal range.
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Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
AUTISM: Aspergers is no longer a diagnostic category. We only have Autism Spectrum Disorder.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
What are the mild symptoms of autism and Asperger syndrome?
2 doctor answers • 16 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Autism signs/sxs: In children, red flags for autism/aspergers is diverse. Impaired social skills, speech & language & nonverbal communication difficulties, and inflexible behaviors are classic themes. In babies and toddlers: no-eye contact, smiles, response to name, following objects visually, reciprocal behavior, initiation or response to cuddling, playing with others or sharing interest/enjoyment.
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What are the symptoms of autism?
9 doctor answers • 26 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Socially impaired: Autism is a communication disorder that impairs language and social developement. When a baby is not meeting developemental milestones, does not seem to react socially with smiling, showing pleasure and recognition when seeing a parent, not showing affection, and not clearly recognizing his/her name by a year of age , autism might be suspected and referral to a specialist is warranted.
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Last updated Dec 31, 2020
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