Autism Spectrum Disorder affects mainly among children. Early diagnosis is important. That's because early treatment can help a child with autism make significant gains in language and social skills. Autism spectrum disorders affect three different areas of a child's life: social interaction, communication-both verbal and non verbal, behaviors and interest, autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are a group of related brain-based disorders that affect a child's behavior, communication, and social skills. These disorders include autistic disorder, Asperger syndrome, and pervasive developmental disordernot otherwise specified (PDD-NOS). They are defined by the number and severity of the symptoms. Because most children with ASDs will master early motor skills such as sitting, crawling, and walking on time, parents may not initially notice delays in social and communication skills. Looking back, many parents can recall early differences in interaction and communication. ASDs are developmental disorders whose symptoms may change with maturation and intervention. While infrequent, some children improve so much that they no longer can be considered to have an ASD. Most of these children will have other developmental, learning, language, or behavioral diagnoses. The sooner an ASD is identified, the sooner an intervention program directed at core symptoms of autism can start. Each child with autism has different needs. The intervention that helps one child may not be as helpful for another. Research shows that starting an intervention program as soon as possible can improve outcomes for many children with ASDs, so children can and should be referred for diagnosis and early intervention (EI) as soon as the ASD symptoms are noted. The impact factor of journal provides quantitative assessment tool for grading, evaluating, sorting and comparing journals of similar kind. It reflects the average number of citations to recent articles published in science and social science journals in a particular year or period, and is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. It is first devised by Eugene Garfield, the founder of the Institute for Scientific Information. The impact factor of a journal is evaluated by dividing the number of current year citations to the source items published in that journal during the previous two years.
Last date updated on July, 2014