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1

define social communication

ability to use verbal and nonverbal means to interact with others

2

what's the rate of autism spectrum disorder in children?

1 in 68

3

what 3 social impairments are required for ASD diagnosis?

deficits in socio-emotional reciprocity;
deficits in nonverbal communication (e.g. eye contact);
deficits in relationships

4

what restricted, repetitive pattents are required for ASD diagnosis? (need 2/4)

repetitive motor movements;
insistence on sameness/routine;
fixated interests;
hyper/hypo reactivity to sensory stimuli

5

what are management therapies for ASD?

Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI);
Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA);
various others like speech/language/sleep, etc

6

what's the rate of psychiatric comorbidity in ASD?

50-70%

7

which two psychiatric comorbidities are most commonly seen with ASD?

anxiety (40-60%) and ADHD (30-80%);
also insomnia and elimination disorders

8

note: standardized diagnostic interviews in child population are not validated in ASD, and few specialized interviews exist

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