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Lecture 5

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYA02H3
Professor
John Bassili
Semester
Winter

Description
PSYA02 Lecture 5 Chapter 10 Autism N Characterized by three general impairments: o Deviant social development o Delayed and unusual language development o Repetitive and ritualistic behaviour N Often difficult to diagnose N 1160 children have autism, theory that vaccination caused autism (measles). One study reported connection between vaccination and autism. The doctor that did this got sued for fraud. Dr. Whitfield, he received money from lawyers that were suing the vaccination companies. N No physical test for autism, diagnosis is clynical. o Doctor checks for symptoms: o -}Z}LZ}]L ]}LZ7}L[L22}}L]L2 o Language development delayed, and unusual o Child prefer hisher time and space to spend with familiar toy, rituals with toys o Repetitive and ritualistic behaviour o Overflow behaviour, handflapping, walking on tip toes N These symptoms variable, thats why its h
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