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Autism, Educational Treatments for

  • By: Pamela Dixon, Jamie Kleinman, Juhi Pandey, Elizabeth Kelley, Marianne Barton & Deborah Fein
  • In: Encyclopedia of Applied Developmental Science
  • Edited by: Celia B. Fisher & Richard M. Lerner
  • Subject:Lifespan & Developmental Psychology (general)

Autism and related disorders (together called “pervasive developmental disorders” or “autistic spectrum disorders”) are characterized by deficits in three areas: social relatedness, communication, and repetitive behaviors. Social impairments ...

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