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A child of 10 years old, he prefers to play alone, the teacher said he has poor social interaction, he keeps doing things the same way, & repetitively. His educational performance is satisfactory, no language impairment.
  • Asperger disorder.
  • Autism.
  • Rett syndrome.
  • ADHD
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A child of 10 years old, he prefers to play alone, the teacher said he has poor social interaction, he keeps doing things the same way, & repetitively. His educational performance is satisfactory, no language impairment.
  • Asperger disorder.
  • Autism.
  • Rett syndrome.
  • ADHD
i think Asperger disorder.
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From the given options it can only be ASPERGER but...., even Asperger symptoms and signs should usually be present before or around age 3!
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A child of 10 years old, he prefers to play alone, the teacher said he has poor social interaction, he keeps doing things the same way, & repetitively. His educational performance is satisfactory, no language impairment.
  • Asperger disorder.
  • Autism.
  • Rett syndrome.
  • ADHD
I'l go for Asparger disorder.

Poor social interaction is found in Asparger disorder and Autism . But education and language is normal so its not Autism .
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Asperger Syndrome

Autism and Rett have mental retardation
OCD has its typical symptoms unlike tht in the question.

Asperger Syndrome have normal or higher IQ, (some have exceptional mental abilities-Savants). thay have poor social interaction

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The correct answer is : Asperger disorder.
Autism: qualitative impairment in verbal & nonverbal communications, also imaginative activity & in social interactions. Some clinical finding : echolalia, stereotypical movements, outbursts anger, self-injury, solitary play. Possible mental retardation.
Asperger Disorder: More communicative, more socially aware, but still have social impairments, no language impairments, repetitive behaviors. Repetitive & restricted , obsessional, idiosyncratic I interest. Normal, IQ & some of them achieve higher education. May represent a higher functioning form of autism.
Rett syndrome: Usually girls (X-linked dominant). Normal development until 1-2 years of age. Characteristic findings: autistic features + midline hand wringing & excessive sighing.
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