Tahun 1998 Volume 33 Nomor 4
Oleh : Bambang
Infantil autism communication disorder, characterized by impairments of social interaction skill, language development and repetitave, restrictive obssesive behavior, with onset before 3 years of age. Looking at the clinical aspect, it as apparent that there is a great deal of variety, ranging from mild to severe form of autism. There are no proof that autism is caused by single pathology of the brain. Furthermore, some parts of brain that effected in pathological process are amygdala, hypocampus, limbic system, cerebellum, as well as cerebral cortex. There is nothing to suggest that the treatment or intervention approach are curative in any sense of the word. Rather, they attempt to maximize whatever innate potential an affected child has.