Autistic Spectrum Disorders

  • Margaret Semrud-Clikeman
  • Phyllis Anne Teeter Ellison


Research in Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) has greatly increased within the past decade. DSM IV TR (APA, 2000) has grouped autism, Rett’s disorder, Asperger’s Disorder (AS), and childhood disintegrative disorder under the umbrella term, Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD). PDD-NOS (not otherwise specified) is a term and diagnosis with no specific criteria which is often used when a child does not meet full criteria for either diagnosis and is generally used when the child shows some, but not all of the symptoms of either AS or autism.


Autistic Spectrum Disorder Autistic Spectrum Disorder Facial Expression Diffusion Tensor Image Executive Functioning 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Margaret Semrud-Clikeman
    • 1
  • Phyllis Anne Teeter Ellison
    • 2
  1. 1.Michigan State UniversityLansingUSA
  2. 2.Department of Educational PsychologyUniversity of WisconsinMilwaukeeUSA

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