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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYCH 2AP3
Professor
Richard B Day
Semester
Fall

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September 28 , 2012 Psych 2AP3: Abnormal Psychology – Major Disorders Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence: Autism (1) Disorders of Infancy, Childhood, or Adolescence: Communication Disorder - pervasive developmental disorders: autistic disorders, asperger’s disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder, rett’s disorder, pervasive developmental disorder NOS - show underdevelopment in language development, etc - autism spectrum disorders: autistic disorder, asperger’s disorder, PDDNOS - moving away from categories and considering it as a range or spectrum - ex.: rain man, temple grandin - being inside one’s self Major Symptoms - abnormal or impaired communication:  delayed or absent spoken language  impaired ability to start, maintain conversation  stereoty
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