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Quasi Autism

Quasi autism is a term used to describe autistic-like difficulties following very severe social deprivation in the first year of life.

It differs from classic (idiopathic) autism in a number of ways including

  • many children with quasi autism show a capacity for spontaneous and flexible communication and a tendency towards social interaction
  • many children with quasi-autism experience a reducation in their difficulties from the age of 4 years onwards
  • there is an equal male–female ratio, in contrast to the male-predominance in idiopathic autism

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