An examination of social typologies in autism.

@article{Volkmar1989AnEO,
  title={An examination of social typologies in autism.},
  author={Fred Volkmar and Donald J. Cohen and J. D. Bregman and M Y Hooks and John M. Stevenson},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry},
  year={1989},
  volume={28 1},
  pages={82-6}
}
A system proposed by Wing and coworkers for subtyping autistic individuals on the basis of social interaction is examined in 78 autistic, 39 atypical, and 32 nonautistic, developmentally disordered individuals. Clinical ratings and questionnaire data based on the proposed subtypology were employed. Clinicians were able to reliably group both autistic and nonautistic cases into the three subtypes; these subtypes were strongly related to IQ. Issues relating to the validity and utility of this… CONTINUE READING

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