Essay on Autism Spectrum Disorder And Autism

1980 Words Nov 29th, 2016 8 Pages
Autism Spectrum Disorder affects various aspects in the lives of those with autism. Many children are diagnosed with ASD each year, while other children go undiagnosed for an extended time, or even for their whole lives. Caretakers and parents should be aware of the symptoms of autism. Autism is a developmental disorder that causes impairments in multiple areas of language development. If any delays or behaviors are noticed that seem non-typical, having the child evaluated for ASD should be a parent or guardian’s top priority. Language impairment is a typical difficulty found in those with autism, that ranges from being so severe that one cannot speak, to being unnoticeable and having a large vocabulary. If a child has a language impairment, they are likely to be delayed in other areas, such as coordination of motor skills.
Autism affects many children each year. According to a study by the Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Center for Autism and Related Disorders, autistic children possessing a language difficulty or delay have a seventy percent chance of showing fluent speech by the age of eight (“Speech”). Aspects affected by ASD include the grammar, phonology, semantics, phonetics, non-verbal communication, articulation, and pragmatics of language. Although a child demonstrates a delay or impairment in language, it is possible for them to later on exhibit normal language development. Parents should be aware of normal language benchmarks, such as when a child begins…

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