Examining the Validity of Autism Spectrum Disorder Subtypes

  title={Examining the Validity of Autism Spectrum Disorder Subtypes},
  author={Andrea N. Witwer and L. Lecavalier},
  journal={Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders},
  • Andrea N. Witwer, L. Lecavalier
  • Published 2008
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
  • The classification of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) is a topic of debate among clinicians and researchers with many questioning the validity of the distinction among subtypes. This manuscript examines the validity of three ASD subtypes (Autism, Asperger’s, and PDDNOS) by reviewing 22 studies published between 1994 and 2006. We reviewed studies that examined differences between the subtypes in terms of clinical and demographic characteristics, neuropsychological profiles, comorbidity, and… CONTINUE READING
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