ERIC Number: ED166893
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
New Light on Autism and Other Puzzling Disorders of Childhood. Science Reports.
The pamphlet discusses several puzzling disorders of childhood, including autism, atypical personality development (childhood psychosis), psychosocial dwarfism, and Tourette's syndrome. Psychosocial dwarfism is said to be characterized by a marked reduction in physical development and by immaturity in behavior, while Tourette's syndrome involves chronic, multiple tics that spread and come to include larger involuntary body movements. The detection of developmental disabilities in children is briefly reviewed, along with general suggestions for their intervention. (DLS)
Descriptors: Autism, Developmental Disabilities, Emotional Disturbances, Etiology, Identification, Psychosis
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock No. 017-024-00811-7)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD. Div. of Scientific and Public Information.