The Preserved Speech Variant: A Subgroup of the Rett Complex: A Clinical Report of 30 Cases

  title={The Preserved Speech Variant: A Subgroup of the Rett Complex: A Clinical Report of 30 Cases},
  author={M. Zappella and C. Gillberg and S. Ehlers},
  journal={Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders},
  • M. Zappella, C. Gillberg, S. Ehlers
  • Published 1998
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
  • Thirty girls and young women, 6 from Sweden and 24 from Italy, are described in this paper. They ranged in age from 5 through 28 years. All but one of the cases met full symptom criteria for DSM-IV autistic disorder. However, they also showed many features of classic Rett syndrome (RS) as outlined by the Rett syndrome Diagnostic Criteria Work Group. All met the required 3 out of 6 main criteria and 47% also met both these and the required 5 out of 11 supportive criteria for RS variants as… CONTINUE READING
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