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What neurological damages take place or changes happen to the brain as a result of Autism as well as other behavioral and functional changes.

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What neurological damages take place or changes happen to the brain as a result of Autism as well as other behavioral and functional changes?

Autism is a neurodevelopment disorder that is typically based upon the identification of three core symptoms: (a) reduced ability to interpret emotions and intentions of others, (b) reduced capacity for social interaction and communication, and (c) a preoccupation with a single subject or activity (Pinel, 2006). The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR [APA], 2000) list other symptomatology associated with Austic Disorders including, abnormally impaired development in social interaction and communication. The communication problem includes both verbal and nonverbal skills. In addition, based on DSM-IV-TR criteria, individuals with autistic disorder may have a range of behavioral symptoms including: (a) hyperactivity, (b) short attention ...

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This solution discusses neurological damages to the brain resulting from Autism and other behavioral and funcitonal changes.

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