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This page contains links to eMedTV Autism Articles containing information on subjects from Diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorders to Language Development in Autistic Children. 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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  • Diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorders
    The first stage of diagnosing autism spectrum disorders entails developmental screening during "well child" checkups. This eMedTV resource takes an in-depth look at diagnosing autism spectrum disorders.
  • Early Signs of Autism
    Trouble making friends or initiating conversation and an absence of imaginative play can indicate autism. As this eMedTV article explains, these early signs of autism may be difficult to detect in mildly affected children and therefore go unnoticed.
  • Early Symptoms of Autism
    Examples of early symptoms of autism include repetitive or unusual use of language and interests that are abnormal in intensity or focus. This eMedTV page describes other early autism symptoms that doctors look for when diagnosing the disorder.
  • Explain Autism Spectrum Disorders
    As this eMedTV page explains, autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are a group of conditions that involve problems with communication skills, social interactions, and repetitive behavior. This article gives an overview of these disorders and their treatment.
  • Help for Autism Spectrum Disorder Children
    The key to getting help for autism spectrum disorder children often involves learning about special programs. This eMedTV article discusses programs that provide help for autism spectrum disorder children and offers tips for parents seeking help.
  • Information About Autism
    This portion of the eMedTV Web site tells you what you need to know about autism, including information on the most common symptoms, when it is typically diagnosed, and more. Also included is a link to more information.
  • Language Development in Autistic Children
    Language development in autistic children differs from that seen in children without autism. This eMedTV site addresses issues of language development in autistic children, such as problems with word and sentence meaning, intonation, and rhythm.
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