World Autism Awareness Day: Types of autism you must be aware of
It is important to know that symptoms of autism appear during first 3 years of life. While some children show signs of autism since birth itself, others slip into the symptoms suddenly when they are 18 to 36 months old. According to WebMD, autism is more common in boys than girls.
Also read: 7 Early Signs And Symptoms Of Autism In Children
It has to be known that autism is one syndrome which falls under autism spectrum disorders. Following are the disorders which are classified under umbrella diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder:
1. Autistic disorder : This is autism which is characterised by problems with communication and social interactions.
2. Childhood disintegrative disorder : This kind of autism affects children, where they develop normally for at least 2 years. They then lose most of their communication and social skills. Childhood disintegrative disorder is quite rare.
3. Asperger's syndrome : Children with asperger's syndrome experience same social problems as autistic disorder. They have limited scope of interests but they don't face any problems with language. They score as much as average or above average students as well.
4. Pervasive developmental disorder : This is also similar to typical autism. This disorder is for children who experience some autistic behaviours but they don't fit into any of the above categories of autism spectrum disorder.
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