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Autism Spectrum Disorders

Scope Note: 
A range of disorders affecting multiple areas of infant or child development, characterized by impairments in social and communication skills, repetitive patterns of behavior, and limited interests and activities. From 2002-2022, the descriptor "Pervasive Developmental Disorders" was used to index this subject.
Category: Disabilities
Broader Terms
Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Narrower Terms
Use this term instead of
Asperger Syndrome
Aspergers Syndrome
Autistic Psychopathy
Autistic Savants
Pervasive Development Disorders
Pervasive Developmental Disorders
Related Terms
Anxiety Disorders
Applied Behavior Analysis
Behavior Disorders
Communication Skills
Developmental Disabilities
Emotional Disturbances
Intellectual Disability
Interpersonal Competence
Interpersonal Relationship
Personality Problems
Theory of Mind
Withdrawal (Psychology)
Added to ERIC: 3/28/2002