Asked by bailey on Feb 18, 2024



The DSM-IV TR had a classification for both autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and Asperger's disorder arguing that in the latter:

A) children show no significant communication deficits.
B) in the first three years of life, children show underdeveloped cognitive skills.
C) children tend to have lower IQ scores.
D) children experience significant impairments in their language and social functioning.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

A spectrum of neurodevelopmental disorders characterized by disrupted social and language development (formerly referred to as autism).

  • Understanding the classification criteria for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and Asperger's disorder in the DSM-IV TR.
  • Recognizing the distinction between ASD and Asperger's disorder based on communication deficits.
  • Understanding the developmental timeline for cognitive skills in children with Asperger's disorder.

Verified Answer

Mariandreina Sebastiani

Feb 18, 2024

Final Answer :
Explanation :
The DSM-IV TR stated that in Asperger's disorder, children showed no significant communication deficits, whereas children with ASD typically exhibit impairments in communication skills. However, it is important to note that the DSM-5, which replaced the DSM-IV TR, consolidated Asperger's disorder and ASD into a single diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder.