IJSRP, Volume 2, Issue 9, September 2012 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
K. G. Dhanesh, S. Karthikeyan
Autism is widely regarded to be the most severe of the childhood psychiatric conditions. It is a developmental disorder and is diagnosed on the basis of abnormal social development, abnormal communicative development, and the presence of narrow, restricted interests and repetitive activity, along with limited imaginative ability. The symptoms are usually evident by the age of three years. All the levels of IQ can occur in autism, but there is significant mental retardation in some three-quarters of the cases. The present study was to compare the Level of Intelligence, Social Quotient, Communication Impairments and Activity level among male and female children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and the following results are drawn. There is no significant difference in social quotient, activity level and non-verbal communication between male and female children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Male children were found to have better level of intelligence and verbal communication compared with female counterparts. Results discussed in detail.