Title

Introduction to Autism and the Pervasive Developmental Disorders

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2004

Abstract

This chapter provides a historical perspective of the term autism as a diagnosis, describes the diagnostic criteria for the pervasive developmental disorders (PDDs), reports current research regarding attempts at early diagnosis, and discusses the currently rising rates of incidence and their consequences.

ISBN

9781569001912

Publication

Autism: A comprehensive occupational therapy approach

Edition

2nd

Place of Publication

Bethesda MD

Publisher

American Occupational Therapy Association

Pages

1-11

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