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Autism, Asperger's syndrome and semantic-pragmatic disorder: where are the boundaries?

Abstract:

The diagnostic criteria for autism have been refined and made more objective since Kanner first described the syndrome, so there is now reasonable consistency in how this diagnosis is applied. However, many children do not meet these criteria, yet show some of the features of autism. Where language development is impaired, such children tend to be classed as cases of developmental dysphasia (or specific language impairment) whereas those who learn to talk at the normal age may be diagnosed as...

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Journal:
The British journal of disorders of communication
Volume:
24
Issue:
2
Pages:
107-121
Publication date:
1989-08-05
ISSN:
0007-098X
URN:
uuid:2b744db9-3fd8-400f-a8c4-475fb97fcd2f
Source identifiers:
583
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pubs:583

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