Autism

A Case in Preadolescence
  • Laura Schreibman
  • Bertram O. Ploog
  • N. Jennifer Oke

Abstract

Early infantile autism is a severe form of psychopathology in children originally described by Leo Kanner (1943). The disorder is relatively rare, affecting one child in approximately 2,500 births. The ratio of boys to girls is 3 or 4 to 1. Although the incidence of autism is not frequent, its occurrence has a major impact on the child, family, schools, and the community as a whole. This is primarily the case since the disorder involves so many areas of the child’s functioning.

Keywords

Mercury Pneumonia Retina Beach Blindness 

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© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Laura Schreibman
    • 1
  • Bertram O. Ploog
    • 1
  • N. Jennifer Oke
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Psychology, C-009University of California-San DiegoLa JollaUSA

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