Abdul Halim Abdul Jalil*
KPJ Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospital, Selangor, Malaysia
*Corresponding Author: Abdul Halim Abdul Jalil, Consultant Paediatrician, KPJ Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospital, Selangor, Malaysia.
Received: October 03, 2023; Published: October 16, 2023
One in 1000 children between the ages of 3 and 9 was found to have autism from an epidemiological study conducted in Malaysia in 1981 as part of a collaborative international pilot study . Currently, autistic spectrum disorder (ASD] is one of the top five developmental impairments in children under the age of 5 in 195 nations and territories . The prevalence is undoubtedly considerably much higher now than it was in the past. The three core criteria of autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) are impairment in social interaction, impairment in communication and restrictive repetitive and stereotypic patterns of behavior, interests and activities. It is feasible to diagnose childhood autism as early as under 2 years of age with a suitable screening tool, such as functional developmental evaluation questionnaires, followed by a neurodevelopmental assessment by a pediatrican in suspected cases.
Citation: Abdul Halim Abdul Jalil.,et al. “The Child with Autistic Spectrum Disorder — Current Perspective".Acta Scientific Paediatrics 6.9 (2023): 08-09.
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