What is ‘high-functioning’ in high-functioning autism?

Asian Journal of Interdisciplinary Research

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Title What is ‘high-functioning’ in high-functioning autism?
Creator Xie, Guo-Hui
Subject Asperger Syndrome
High-Functioning Autism
Description In several diagnostic manuals of disabilities and disorders, High-Functioning Autism (HFA) is omitted and/or remains an unofficial diagnostic term. However, in 2007, the American Academy of Special Education Professionals has given it an official diagnostic code AU-4.00 in its Educator’s Diagnostic Manual of Disabilities and Disorders (EDM). This has rekindled research to re-look at HFA if it deserves to be given its own diagnostic code. Today, HFA refers to autistics who possess average/above-average intelligence and function in typical settings. This paper explores what ‘high-functioning’ is in the enigmatic condition of HFA.
Publisher IOR PRESS
Date 2020-10-07
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer-reviewed Article
Format application/pdf
Identifier https://journals.iorpress.org/index.php/ajir/article/view/134
Source Asian Journal of Interdisciplinary Research; Vol 3 No 4 (2020): Volume 3 Issue 4 Year 2020; 14-21
Language eng
Relation https://journals.iorpress.org/index.php/ajir/article/view/134/121
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 Guo-Hui Xie

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