Autism Spectrum Disorders


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© 2008 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Autism is a developmental disorder characterized by impairments in social, communication, and language functioning, and a restricted range of behaviors and interests. Individuals with autism vary in terms of severity and symptom expression in each of the domains. A general overview of the disorder is provided, with an emphasis on the development of infants and toddlers. Current information regarding genetics, early brain development, and early social and cognitive development, including play, social skills, language, and imitation skills, is provided.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Dawson, G; Sterling, L

Published Date

  • January 1, 2008

Volume / Issue

  • 1-3 /

Book Title

  • Encyclopedia of Infant and Early Childhood Development

Start / End Page

  • 137 - 143

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9780123708779

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/B978-012370877-9.00016-5

Citation Source

  • Scopus