What is Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)?
A. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that can cause significant social, communication and behavioural challenges. There is often nothing about how people with ASD look that sets them apart from other people, but people with Aut
What is current prevalence?
A. The CDC survey found that around 1 in 110 children has Autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Boys face about four to five times higher risk than girls.
B. Estimated prevalence 1.12 [INCLEN study, unpublished data].
C. The incidence of Autism spectrum disor
What is the advice to manage secondary co-morbid conditions?
• Specific learning disability: special education and remedial teaching
• Oppositional Defiant Behavior (negativistic, defiant, disobedient and hostile behavior toward authority figures): Behavior modification techniques and management.
• Conduct Dis
How to diagnose Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?
It is diagnosed by DSM-IV or DSM-5 or by ICD-10 criterion which includes the following:
• Developmentally inappropriate levels of Inattentiveness, Impulsivity and hyperactivity.
• In at least two (2) settings (home/ school / play).
• Symptoms present f