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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Commun Sci Disord. 1999;4(1): 1-17.
Factors Relating to Early Recognition of Autism
Min Nam`
Copyright ©1999 The Korean Academy of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
남민(Min Nam)
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ABSTRACT
The diagnosis of autism or early- onset pervasive developmental disorder in very young children is difficult for both families and clinicians. This study is to facilitate early recognition of autism by identifying sociodemographic characteristics and family environment , prenatal and perinatal factor s on mother s, and behavior characteristics that are most apparent at young ages. Social interaction, communication, restricted activities and interest s were evaluated using standard diagnostic criteria for autism. Result s suggested that the areas of lack awareness of others, social play, nonverbal communication, imaginative play, stereotyped body movement s, part s of object s and range of interest s are more prominent than young child with mental retardation. Also, birth order , age on recognition, score of childhood autism rating scale, maternal age, birth weight and part of Psycho-Educational Profile appear to detect different aspect s of characteristics in this sample. In this study, a few symptom variables may represent on conver sation skill, speech production and content . This result suggest s that different criteria of autistic symptoms are recommend on recognition of autism in early age.
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