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This page contains links to eMedTV Autism Articles containing information on subjects from Autism Treatment to Diagnosing Autism. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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  • Autism Treatment
    Applied behavior analysis (ABA) has become widely accepted as an effective treatment for autism. This eMedTV page features a list of questions parents should ask about any treatment they may be considering for their child.
  • Autisme
    Autism is a disorder that affects children, causing problems with communication and social interaction. This eMedTV Web page describes symptoms of autism and explains what treatments are available. Autisme is a common misspelling of autism.
  • Autistic
    An autistic infant may avoid eye contact, seem deaf, and abruptly stop developing language skills. This eMedTV article explores behaviors characteristic of children with autism and outlines approaches to treatment.
  • Autistic Children
    Typically, autistic children will have communication problems and difficulties with social interaction. This eMedTV Web page explains how children with this disorder engage in repetitive behaviors or focus on narrow, obsessive interests.
  • Autisum
    Children with autism usually begin developing symptoms by the age of three. This page on the eMedTV Web site lists characteristic behaviors of this brain disorder and explores its potential causes. Autisum is a common misspelling of autism.
  • Autizam
    Autism is a brain disorder that limits a child's communication skills and ability to interact with others. This eMedTV segment describes symptoms in more detail and explores the causes of this condition. Autizam is a common misspelling of autism.
  • Autsim
    People with autism may have problems communicating and interacting with others. This part of the eMedTV site lists other symptoms of this condition and explains how they can be improved with treatment. Autsim is a common misspelling of autism.
  • Autyzm
    Autism is a brain disorder that causes impaired thinking, feeling, and social functioning. This eMedTV page further explores the effects of this condition and explains what treatment plans are focused on. Autyzm is a common misspelling of autism.
  • Causes of Asperger Syndrome
    While the causes of Asperger syndrome are not known, it is likely that both genetics and environment play a role in the disorder. This eMedTV Web page discusses some of the research being conducted on factors that may contribute to Asperger syndrome.
  • Causes of Autism
    There are no known causes of autism, but scientists are studying possible genetic and environmental causes of the disorder. This eMedTV page sheds light on current areas of research focused on possible causes of autism.
  • Child Autism
    This portion of the eMedTV archives provides an overview of child autism, including statistics on its frequency. There is no cure for this condition, which is a brain disorder that affects the ability to think, communicate, and interact socially.
  • Childhood Disintegrative Disorder
    Childhood disintegrative disorder is a rare type of autism spectrum disorder. As this eMedTV page explains, it is characterized by a profound loss of vocabulary, motor skills, and social skills. It usually occurs between the ages of three and four.
  • Diagnosing Autism
    As explained in this eMedTV article, making an autism diagnosis often involves using a questionnaire to gather information about a child's development and behavior. This resource also explains the behavior doctors look for when making a diagnosis.
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