Autism spectrum disorder

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Autism Spectrum Disorder1Autism Spectrum DisorderStudents name:Course:Instructor:Institution:Autism Spectrum Disorder2Autism Spectrum DisorderIntroductionAutistic disorder is characterised by impairment in social interaction, communicationand restricted and repetitive behavior patterns. It is a single disorder that includes disordersthat were previously considered separate that is: autism, Asperger's syndrome, childhooddisintegrative disorder and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified.Signs ofautism often develop gradually, though some children reach their developmental milestonesat a normal pace and then regress. A child must have apperent symptoms before age 3 to betermed autistic.The prevalence rate of Autism spectrum disorder is now approximated to be 58.7 per10,000 children. The incidence of the diagnosis of autism has increased. The increase in thenumber of children identified with autism is likely related to changes in the definition of anddiagnostic criteria for autism, as well as improvements in the recognition of autism atyounger ages. An increase in the availability of diagnostic services, treatment facilities, andprofessionals trained in childhood development disorders has greatly increased the capacityof the health care system to identify and treat children with autistic spectrum disorders atyounger ages.Neurophysiological Underpinnings of Diseases and DisorderThe exact cause of autism is unknown, but is be
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