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autisticdisorder (autism)

 a developmental disorder, whereby children are unresponsiveand avoid contact with others, and demonstrate a lack of language and communication skills.Autism is a type of pervasive developmental disorder.

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September 28th 2021

cross sectional study

a research design based on selecting representative groupswho vary on a particular characteristic; when thecharacteristic is age, this design provides a means ofmaking developmental comparisons.