Autism spectrum disorder in fragile X syndrome: communication, social interaction, and specific behaviors.

  title={Autism spectrum disorder in fragile X syndrome: communication, social interaction, and specific behaviors.},
  author={Walter E. Kaufmann and Ranon Cortell and Alice S M Kau and Irena Bukelis and Elaine Tierney and Robert M Gray and Christiane Cox and George T Capone and Pia Stanard},
  journal={American journal of medical genetics. Part A},
  volume={129A 3},
The present study extends our previous work on social behavior impairment in young males with fragile X syndrome (FraX). Specifically, we evaluated whether the autistic phenomenon in FraX is expressed as a range of behavioral impairments as in idiopathic autism (Aut). We also examined whether there are behaviors, identified as items of the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R), that in FraX predispose to or differentiate subjects with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis. Finally… CONTINUE READING
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