Flashcards in W12_04 child development 2 - autism Deck (8)
define social communication
ability to use verbal and nonverbal means to interact with others
what's the rate of autism spectrum disorder in children?
1 in 68
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
what restricted, repetitive pattents are required for ASD diagnosis? (need 2/4)
repetitive motor movements;
insistence on sameness/routine;
hyper/hypo reactivity to sensory stimuli
what are management therapies for ASD?
Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI);
Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA);
various others like speech/language/sleep, etc
what's the rate of psychiatric comorbidity in ASD?
which two psychiatric comorbidities are most commonly seen with ASD?
anxiety (40-60%) and ADHD (30-80%);
also insomnia and elimination disorders