DSM-5 Changes: Understanding the Social Challenges in Children with ASD This article describes the changes made to the DSM-5 criteria, with specific attention to the social communication and social interaction challenges described for individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). An explanation of the broader impact of social impairment on social cognition is emphasized and implications for addressing the social cognition ... Article
Article  |   January 01, 2015
DSM-5 Changes: Understanding the Social Challenges in Children with ASD
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  • Patricia Prelock
    College of Nursing & Health Sciences, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
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Article   |   January 01, 2015
DSM-5 Changes: Understanding the Social Challenges in Children with ASD
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, January 2015, Vol. 22, 5-12. doi:10.1044/lle22.1.5
History: Received August 27, 2014 , Accepted October 25, 2014
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, January 2015, Vol. 22, 5-12. doi:10.1044/lle22.1.5
History: Received August 27, 2014; Accepted October 25, 2014

This article describes the changes made to the DSM-5 criteria, with specific attention to the social communication and social interaction challenges described for individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). An explanation of the broader impact of social impairment on social cognition is emphasized and implications for addressing the social cognition and social communication challenges in children with ASD are highlighted.

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