Some Possible Signs Of Autism – Part 2 of 3
So “If it were my kid, I would want adaptive functioning to take a turn for the better and feel symptoms are less important. Adaptive functioning determines your place in the world”. Only 66 of the study participants were girls, and Szatmari found they had less severe symptoms and more repair in symptoms than boys. The earlier the children were diagnosed, the more likely they were to show improvement in functioning, the study found.
The findings were published online Jan 28, 2015 in the journal JAMA Psychiatry. About 1 in 68 children in the United States is artificial by autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and boys more so than girls, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ASD is a collection of developmental disabilities marked by social, communication and behavioral difficulties. Symptoms can range from mild to severe, and the condition is thought to be lifelong.
Dr Andrew Adesman, chief of developmental and behavioral pediatrics at Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York in New Hyde Park, NY, called the young research well done and said it yielded some important points for parents and doctors. “This scrutiny highlights not only the variability of autism symptom severity among young children with ASD, but also the variability in adaptive functioning such as self-care skills,” said Adesman, who wasn’t involved in the study.