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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC112
Professor
Jackie Hunter
Semester
Spring

Description
PDD’s Autism:  Impairment in social interaction e.g. lack of eye contact, lack of appropriate facial expressions  Impairment in communication e.g. delay or total lack of language development, impairment in ability to initiate or sustain conversation, very literal (don’t understand humour)  Restricted or repetitive behaviours e.g. preoccupation with one thing, movement e.g. spinning, routine and sameness  Genetically determined  Present before 3 years old  More common in males  Often no period of normal development Aspergers  Impaired social development e.g. diminished eye contact, unusual facial
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