Search for dissertations about: "Autism and girls"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 13 swedish dissertations containing the words Autism and girls.

  1. 1. Girls with social and/or attention impairments

    Author : Svenny Kopp; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Autism Spectrum Disorder ASD ; Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD ; girls; psychiatric comorbidity; Developmental Coordination Disorder; Reading Writing Disorder RWD ; school situation; Autism Spectrum Screening Questionnaire ASSQ ; ASSQ-REV;

    Abstract : Background: This study set out to increase knowledge about the clinical presentation, impairment level, associated problems, and screening/identification of girls coming to clinics with non-specified social and/or attention deficits. Material and methods: An in-depth case study of six girls presenting to clinicians with social deficits had showed that they all met criteria for autism, in spite of the fact that this diagnosis had not previously been considered. READ MORE

  2. 2. Autism spectrum disorders. Developmental, cognitive and neuropsychological aspects

    Author : Agneta Nydén; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Autism; Asperger syndrome; AD HD; reading and writing disorder; neuropsychology; neurocognition; executive functions; attention; theory of mind; central coherence; Griffiths; WISC-R; WISC-III; Kaufman factors; Mirsky model; test-retest stability; follow up; gender differences;

    Abstract : Introduction and aims: Autism, Asperger syndrome and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) are clinically defined neuropsychiatric syndromes that affect 6 to 10 per cent of all children. These common developmental disorders can be understood at different levels. READ MORE

  3. 3. Written language abilities of children with autism spectrum disorder or attention disorders

    Author : Jakob Åsberg; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : autism; ASD; attention disorders; AD HD; written language; reading comprehension; word decoding; spelling; girls.;

    Abstract : Prior research has indicated that children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) or attention disorders (AD/HD and DAMP) are at risk for written language difficulties. But existing research is limited, especially so for ASD. READ MORE

  4. 4. Autism in preschoolers - assessment, diagnostic and gender aspects

    Author : Gunilla Westman Andersson; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : autism; early diagnosis; gender; preschool; parents; teachers;

    Abstract : Background: Very early assessment of young boys and girls with suspected autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is widely advocated, but knowledge is limited. Aims: Evaluate methods used in assessment of young children with suspected ASD, identify possible gender differences in clinical presentation, and examine parent/teacher experiences of the diagnostic process. READ MORE

  5. 5. Genetic studies of autism and autistic-like traits

    Author : Lina Jonsson; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; ASD; ALT; Genetics; Melatonin;

    Abstract : Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is characterized by impairment in social interaction, language impairment and repetitive behavior with varying degrees of severity. ASD represents the lower end on a continuously distributed measure of autistic-like traits (ALTs). READ MORE