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Infantile Autism

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Infantile autism is a form of psychopathology in children characterized by severe, pervasive behavioral deficits and the presence of bizarre behavioral excesses. Although the disorder is relatively rare, the severity and the nature of the children’s behavior have attracted the attention of researchers and clinicians for a number of years because of their profound impact on the child, the family, the schools, the community, and society. Autism has challenged professionals in every field relating to child development. What follows is a discussion of this unique disorder.

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  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder
  • Apply Behavior Analysis
  • Autistic Individual
  • Retarded Child

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