Regression in Autistic Spectrum Disorders

  title={Regression in Autistic Spectrum Disorders},
  author={Gerry A. Stefanatos},
  journal={Neuropsychology Review},
  • G. Stefanatos
  • Published 28 October 2008
  • Psychology
  • Neuropsychology Review
A significant proportion of children diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder experience a developmental regression characterized by a loss of previously-acquired skills. This may involve a loss of speech or social responsitivity, but often entails both. This paper critically reviews the phenomena of regression in autistic spectrum disorders, highlighting the characteristics of regression, age of onset, temporal course, and long-term outcome. Important considerations for diagnosis are… 

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