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Rett Syndrome - What is Pervasive Developmental Disorder
This page contains links to eMedTV Autism Articles containing information on subjects from Rett Syndrome to What is Pervasive Developmental Disorder. 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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- Rett Syndrome
A relatively rare condition, Rett syndrome is a type of autism spectrum disorder. This part of the eMedTV Web site takes a closer look at Rett syndrome, including how it develops, who it affects, and what causes it.
- Signs of Autism
Impaired social interaction and problems with verbal and nonverbal communication are common signs of autism. This eMedTV article describes these symptoms in detail, pointing out that parents are often the first to recognize these signs in their child.
- Symptoms of Autism
As this eMedTV Web page explains, difficulties with social interaction and abnormal sensitivity to sensory stimulation are possible autism symptoms. This page provides details about other signs and symptoms, such as problems with communication.
- Treatment for Autism
As this eMedTV segment explains, most experts agree that highly structured, specialized programs are often effective for children with autism. This article outlines various approaches to autism treatment, including applied behavior analysis.
- Treatment of Autism
As this eMedTV resource explains, educational and behavioral interventions that consist of highly structured, intensive training sessions can help children with autism. This page also provides information about medications used in the treatment of autism.
- Types of Autism
Classical autism is just one of the five types of autism spectrum disorder. This section of the eMedTV library identifies the other types of autism spectrum disorder, such as Asperger syndrome and childhood disintegrative disorder.
- What Is Autism?
What is autism? As this eMedTV article explains, autism is a brain disorder that affects thought, communication, and social interaction. This Web page also includes information on the possible causes, symptoms, and treatment options for autism.
- What Is Pervasive Developmental Disorder?
This eMedTV Web resource talks about pervasive developmental disorder, explaining what it is, who it affects, and what types of symptoms a person may experience. Also included is a link to more detailed information.