Associations to the word «Autism»

Wiktionary

AUTISM, noun. (clinical psychology) Pervasive neurological disorder that is observable in early childhood and persists throughout the lifespan, characterised by atypical communication, language development, eye contact, and sensory experiences.
AUTISM, noun. (clinical psychology) Synonym of autism spectrum. generalization of the specific to a range
AUTISM SPECTRUM, noun. The range of conditions classified as pervasive developmental disorders, generally held to include autistic disorder, Asperger syndrome, and pervasive developmental disorder - not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS). Also includes childhood disintegrative disorder and Rett syndrome.
AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER, noun. (psychology) (pathology) A disorder involving any of a range of psychological conditions, all characterized by abnormal social interaction and communication, restricted interests, highly repetitive behaviour, and eccentricity.
AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS, noun. Plural of autism spectrum disorder

Dictionary definition

AUTISM, noun. (psychiatry) an abnormal absorption with the self; marked by communication disorders and short attention span and inability to treat others as people.

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