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Pediatrics

Autism:

Autism is neurobiological pervasive developmental disorder characterized by impaired social interaction, verbal and non-verbal communication, and by restricted and repetitive behavior. The diagnostic criteria require that symptoms become apparent before a child is three years old. Autism affects information processing in the brain by altering how nerve cells and their synapses connect and organize; how this occurs is not well understood. Parents usually notice signs in the first two years of their child's life. The signs usually develop gradually.


Cerebral palsy (CP):

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a non – progressive neuromotor disorder of cerebral origin, which causes physical disability, mainly in the areas of body movement. Cerebral palsy is caused by damage to the motor control centers of the developing brain and can occur during pregnancy, during childbirth, or after birth up to their 3rd birthday.


Mentally handicapped:

Mentally handicapped is sub-average general intelligence, manifesting during early developmental period. The child has diminished learning capacity and does not adjust well socially. It was historically defined as an intelligence quotient score under 70.