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Autism spectrum disorder-from genetics to intervention

Journal of Microbiology & Experimentation
Daniela Vieira, Ana Paula Couceiro Figueira

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The Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is developmental disorders that affect individuals at different levels - behavioral, linguistic and social–and in different magnitudes (APA, 2013).1 This is a disorder that has been studied a lot in recent times, due to the exponential increase in cases. However, it continues to leave many in conclusions due to its heterogeneity. In this article we intend to create an overview of this problem, from its causes to the intervention that still obtains better scientific results, the ABA behavioral therapy (Applied Behavior Analysis).


autism, genetics of autism, childhood disintegrative disorder, applied behavior analysis, behavior modification, language development