Autism Subtypes and the Autism
Treatment Evaluation Checklist
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Autism Treatment Evaluation
Parents may complete this ATEC Checklist
for autism symptoms in their child
This is a standardized evaluation tool that used by practitioners and professionals
treating children in the field of ASD. It can be a very useful tool to measure your
child's progress during homeopathic treatment. I will sometimes ask clients of
children with severe autistic symptoms to do it every 6 months as well as prior to our
initial consultation in order to track overall progress.
It just takes 5 minutes to fill in the online form, then you get an email with
the results which you review which can then forward to your practitioner.
Access the ATEC here
About Autism Subtypes
Harvard Medical School analysis of electronic medical records suggests that
some children with autism fall into one of three distinct subgroups based on
common medical issues.
1.Those in the first group have seizures, or epilepsy.
2. Those in the second have health issues that affect multiple
body systems such as seizures combined with GI disorders and/or hearing and
3. Those in the third have psychiatric disorders such as
bipolar disorder, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or
obsessive compulsive disorder.
Read more about the study on the
autism by cluster analysis.
recent version of the
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of
Mental Disorders version 5 (DSM-5)
has just a single category for the diagnosis of an autistic disorder--
autism spectrum disorders,
which includes the following which were previously listed as individual
This is what most people think of when they hear the word "autism." It
refers to problems with social interactions, communication, and imaginative
play in children younger than 3 years.
syndrome. These children don't have a problem with
language -- in fact, they tend to score in the average or above-average
range on intelligence tests. But they have the same social problems and
limited scope of interests as children with autistic disorder.
Pervasive developmental disorder or
PDD -- also known as atypical autism. This is a
kind of catch-all category for children who have some autistic behaviors but
who don't fit into other categories.
Children with Rett syndrome, primarily girls, start developing normally but
then begin losing their communication and social skills. Beginning at the
age of 1 to 4 years, repetitive hand movements replace purposeful use of the
hands. Children with Rett syndrome are usually severely cognitively
disorder. These children develop normally for at
least two years and then lose some or most of their communication and social
skills. This is an extremely rare disorder and its existence as a separate
condition is a matter of debate among many
mental health professionals.