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. Scholarly peer review is the process of subjecting an author's scholarly work, research, or ideas to the scrutiny of others who are experts in the same field, before a paper describing this work is published in a journal. The work may be accepted, considered acceptable with revisions, or rejected. Peer review requires a community of experts in a given (narrowly defined) field, who are qualified and able to perform reasonably impartial review.
Last date updated on July, 2014