Diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders in the first 3 years of life

@article{Landa2008DiagnosisOA,
  title={Diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders in the first 3 years of life},
  author={Rebecca J. Landa},
  journal={Nature Clinical Practice Neurology},
  year={2008},
  volume={4},
  pages={138-147}
}
  • R. Landa
  • Published 5 February 2008
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Nature Clinical Practice Neurology
Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are a class of neurodevelopmental disorders defined by qualitative impairments in social functioning and communication, often accompanied by repetitive and stereotyped patterns of behavior and interests. The term 'ASD' encompasses autism, pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified, and Asperger's syndrome. ASDs show etiologic heterogeneity, and there is no definitive medical test or cure for these conditions. Around 1 in 150 children have an ASD… 

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