Font Size
A
A
A
...
5
...

Autism (cont.)

Questions to Ask the Doctor

Is my child's development on target for his or her age?

Are my child's social skills developing normally?

What further evaluation and testing are necessary to evaluate my child for possible autism?

What resources are available to support our child and family?

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/18/2014

Must Read Articles Related to Autism

Asperger's Syndrome (Asperger Syndrome, Asperger Disorder)
Asperger Syndrome Asperger syndrome, also known as Asperger's disorder, Asperger's syndrome, or AS, is a pervasive developmental disorder. Asperger syndrome is characterized as o...learn more >>
Seizures in Children
Seizures in Children A seizure occurs when the brain functions abnormally, resulting in a change in movement, attention, or level of awareness. Different types of seizures may occur...learn more >>
Seizure
Wilderness: Seizure Abnormal electrical activity in the brain triggers seizure activity. A person may have a seizure disorder (epilepsy) and require medications. Other factors such...learn more >>

Patient Comments & Reviews

The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Autism:

Autism - Diagnosis

How was your experience with autism diagnosed?

Autism - Symptoms

What were the symptoms of your children autism?

Autism - Treatment

What treatment was effective for your autism?





Read What Your Physician is Reading on Medscape

Pervasive Developmental Disorder: Autism »

Autism is a condition that manifests in early childhoodand is characterized by qualitative abnormalities in social interactions, marked aberrant communication skills, and restricted repetitive and stereotyped behaviors.

Read More on Medscape Reference »


Medical Dictionary