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How is autism classified into different levels?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Individuality

Autism spectrum disorder is the generic umbrella term covering children with autism. Because it is a spectrum there are more severely affected and less severely affected people .
.So high functioning and low functioning. Every patient is unique and each one has differing strength and weaknesses. The diagnosis code covers them all at this time with one code...299.0 i hope that helps.

In brief: Individuality

Autism spectrum disorder is the generic umbrella term covering children with autism. Because it is a spectrum there are more severely affected and less severely affected people .
.So high functioning and low functioning. Every patient is unique and each one has differing strength and weaknesses. The diagnosis code covers them all at this time with one code...299.0 i hope that helps.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
1 doctor agrees

In brief: In the DSM IV, ASD's

Are autism, asperger syndrome & pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specifed.
These are not modified by mild, moderate or severe, nor by level of cognition. Part of the as definition is iq>70. "high functioning autism", not a diagnostic category, describes those who have an iq >70.. The dsm-v has autistic disorder for all types & social communication disorder if stereotypies are absent.

In brief: In the DSM IV, ASD's

Are autism, asperger syndrome & pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specifed.
These are not modified by mild, moderate or severe, nor by level of cognition. Part of the as definition is iq>70. "high functioning autism", not a diagnostic category, describes those who have an iq >70.. The dsm-v has autistic disorder for all types & social communication disorder if stereotypies are absent.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Thank
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