Social Communication Disorder
Resources for Patients and Caregivers
Social communication disorder is characterized by difficulties with the use of verbal and nonverbal language for social purposes. Primary difficulties are in social interaction, social cognition, and pragmatics.
Wiki Number: 43–Social Communication Disorder
Symptoms: not understandin g the semantic (meaning) or the pragmatic (socially-appropriate) aspects
Progression: not capable of understanding language that is not literal, concrete and repetitious
Therapies: Unless the child is autistic, she or he usually outgrows not understanding language.
Resources for Physicians, Counselors and Researchers
4 CURRENT ARTICLES
The world-wide medical research
reports chosen for each diagnosis
Clicking each title opens the
PubMed article’s summary-abstract.
- "When I'm in Pain, Everything Is Overwhelming": Implications of Pain in Adults With Autism on Their Daily Living and Participationby Merry Kalingel-Levi on July 1, 2022
Pain sensation in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has been a growing research field in the last two decades. Existing pain research has focused on pain sensitivity, suggesting either hyposensitivity or hypersensitivity to pain in individuals with ASD. However, research about other aspects of pain experience is scarce. Moreover, most pain-related research in ASD focused on quantitative measures, such as neuroimaging or parental reports. Instead, this paper aimed to illuminate the various aspects...
- Using machine learning to improve diagnostic assessment of ASD in the light of specific differential and co-occurring diagnosesby Martin Schulte-Rüther on July 1, 2022
CONCLUSIONS: ML-based diagnostic classification may improve clinical decisions by utilizing the full range of information from detailed diagnostic observation instruments such as the ADOS. Importantly, this strategy might be of particular relevance for older children with less severe symptoms for whom the diagnostic decision is often particularly difficult.
- Evaluation of Blood Zonulin Levels, Inflammatory Processes and Neuronal Changes in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorderby Gülşen Kartalcı on June 30, 2022
CONCLUSIONS: Although findings showing low zonulin levels and increased inflammatory processes in ASD were found in this study, no difference was found in the parameters of brain damage. The findings show that intestinal permeability does not decrease in ASD and that inflammatory processes may play a role in ASD.
- Effects of Musicotherapy Combined with Cognitive Behavioral Intervention on the Cognitive Ability of Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorderby Chenguang Zhu on June 30, 2022
CONCLUSIONS: The musicotherapy combined with cognitive behavioral intervention can improve the cognitive functions of children with ADHD and has clinical application values.