Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger Syndrome, And Pervasive Developmental Disorder

1835 Words May 6th, 2015 8 Pages
Autism, also known as Autism Spectrum Disorder, has been a disorder that has been around for many generations, and has been classified as a “disease” by some scholars and doctors, but that is not the case. It is classified as a symptom of abnormal development in a pre-developed brain. Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder that is characterized by very impaired social interaction, verbal and non-verbal communication, and a sort of repetitive behavior that exists. Since there are many children with different experiences of autism, the severity may be more or less compared to the others. The learning, thinking, and the way they solve problems could range from being very gifted to being severely challenged. They may need a lot of help on learning how to function in society or need a little bit of help on how to learn. This is called the Autism Spectrum Disorder, or ASD. There are a three different types of ASD’s which are: Autism, Asperger Syndrome, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder. Autism is one of the most common types. They are on a spectrum because all children are different in their own type of way. Some people could need a lot of help in their daily lives, while some people need less help throughout their day. The disorder usually starts from childhood, and some parents would notice some early signs, but some of the children who experience autism would sometimes reach their developmental milestones, then go backwards, or regress. As of 2010, the rate of which autism…

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