Introduction to Autism and the Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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.
Glennon, T.J. & Miller-Kuhaneck, H. (2004). Introduction to autism and the pervasive developmental disorders. In Miller-Kuhaneck, H. (Ed.). Autism: A comprehensive occupational therapy approach. 2nd ed. Bethesda, MD: American Occupational Therapy Association.
Autism: A comprehensive occupational therapy approach
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American Occupational Therapy Association