Brain and Behavior Indicators in Myotonic Dystrophy (Autistic)

A new study from France gives some additional information for children that have myotonic Dystrophy. While not as comprehensive and the studies done in Sweden this gives good basic information on the condition. This information is very help to set up IEP goals and to know what issues for parents and professionals to expect. The study did not specifically mention Autism but many of the items described would be considered autistic in the USA
CONCLUSION: Children and adolescents with childhood DM1 have frequent diagnosis on the DSM-IV axis 1 with internalizing disorders being the most common type of disorder. They also have borderline low intelligence and frequent impairments in attention and visual-spatial construction abilities.