Featured Autism Articles
Descriptions of Featured Autism Articles
Autism is a developmental disorder that results in impaired thinking, feeling, and social functioning. This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at autism, including information about characteristic behaviors, symptoms, and treatment.
Children with Asperger's usually develop an obsessive interest in a single subject. This eMedTV Web page offers a detailed look at this autism spectrum disorder, with information on symptoms, characteristics, and treatment options.
A child with Asperger syndrome often has an obsessive interest in a single topic. This eMedTV segment takes a closer look at this developmental disorder, including its symptoms, prognosis, and treatment options.
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.
Asperger's syndrome is a developmental disorder that is most often characterized by an obsessive interest in a single topic. This portion of the eMedTV archives offers an overview of Asperger's syndrome, with information about symptoms and treatment.
Verbal problems, problems with social interaction, and repetitive behaviors are possible autism symptoms. This eMedTV Web page provides details about these and other possible symptoms, including what happens as a child with the condition gets older.
A person with Asperger syndrome will often display an obsessive interest in a single object or topic. This eMedTV page discusses this developmental disorder in detail, including information on identifying characteristics, treatments, and prognosis.
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.
This portion of the eMedTV site identifies the general goals of autism education for children in various age groups. This article also contains questions parents should consider asking about their autistic child's individual education program.
Pervasive Developmental Disorder
Pervasive developmental disorder involves delays in the development of social and communication skills. This eMedTV article discusses the various types of PDD and treatment options, and explains the importance of early intervention.
This eMedTV resource provides details about several of the autism research studies currently under way. For example, ongoing research includes imaging studies searching for brain abnormalities that could cause impaired social communication.
While there are no known causes of autism, recent studies suggest that some people are genetically predisposed. This eMedTV resource outlines some of the recent research into possible causes of this condition.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Asperger syndrome, autistic disorder, and Rett syndrome are examples of autism spectrum disorders. This eMedTV Web page provides an overview of these disorders, including their symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
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.
Autism Spectrum Disorder
A child with an autism spectrum disorder will have problems with verbal and nonverbal communication. This eMedTV article discusses the various types of disorders, such as Asperger syndrome and childhood disintegrative disorder, symptoms, and treatment.
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.