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Could aspergers/high functioning autism be a type of developmental delayment?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
2 doctors agree

In brief: A developmental

delay is failure to achieve a developmental milestone by the time 90% of tots do so.
"DD" is used until a child can undergo formal IQ testing, ~ age 5-6 yrs. Delays in reciprocal social interaction like not waving "bye" back to someone at 10 mos. & in social communication like not pointing at desired objects at 12 mos. are early signs of Autistic Spectrum Disorder, a Neurodevelopmental Disorder.

In brief: A developmental

delay is failure to achieve a developmental milestone by the time 90% of tots do so.
"DD" is used until a child can undergo formal IQ testing, ~ age 5-6 yrs. Delays in reciprocal social interaction like not waving "bye" back to someone at 10 mos. & in social communication like not pointing at desired objects at 12 mos. are early signs of Autistic Spectrum Disorder, a Neurodevelopmental Disorder.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
An infant or toddler with ASD 1, formerly Asperger Syndrome may have no obvious cognitive delay. He may acquire words & even appear precocious in speaking on a favorite topic or read early, called "hyperlexia." Language may deviate from the norm, with no turn-taking in conversatio or answering "wh" questions, like "What do you do when you're tired?" Atypical, often disruptive behavior may occur.
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Autism is considered and diagnosed by a series of developmental delays, such as speech and social interaction, But global delays may be a part of the disorder as well.

In brief: Yes

Autism is considered and diagnosed by a series of developmental delays, such as speech and social interaction, But global delays may be a part of the disorder as well.
Dr. Anthony Vertino
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Dr. Carlos Barrios
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes!

it is known to be in such a category.
In fact before the diagnostic and statistical manual for psychiatry came out last year, it was known as a pervasive developmental disorder under which autism, Asperger's, and a few others fit in. The idea was that there is a spectrum of mild to servere and points in between in terms of severity. Milder cases than severe can qualify for school/social aid.

In brief: Yes!

it is known to be in such a category.
In fact before the diagnostic and statistical manual for psychiatry came out last year, it was known as a pervasive developmental disorder under which autism, Asperger's, and a few others fit in. The idea was that there is a spectrum of mild to servere and points in between in terms of severity. Milder cases than severe can qualify for school/social aid.
Dr. Carlos Barrios
Dr. Carlos Barrios
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