The Many Theories of Etiology
Although the etiology of Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is largely uncertain, the neurological basis of the symptoms is clearly established. Autism begins early in embryogenesis and has genetic origins. This chapter presents a variety of theories of the etiology of ASD and examines the genetic background that may allow for the neurological deficits that lead to ASD.
Miller-Kuhaneck, H. & Berliner, J.L. (2010). The many theories of etiology. In Miller-Kuhaneck, H. & Watling, R. (Eds.). Autism: A comprehensive occupational therapy approach. 3rd ed. (pp. 45-83). Bethesda, MD: American Occupational Therapy Association.
Autism: A comprehensive occupational therapy approach
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American Occupational Therapy Association