autistic spectrum conditions Essay

2254 Words Mar 30th, 2014 10 Pages
Understand the main characteristics of autistic spectrum conditions
1.1 - Explain why it is important to recognise that each person on the autistic spectrum has their own individual abilities needs strengths gifts and interests.

If we know individual's abilities, need, strengths, gifts and interests then we can focus on them, we can create environment, situations, we can pick activities to support and develop individual's.

1.2 - Analyse the main diagnostic features of autistic spectrum conditions commonly known as the and amp;quot;triad of impairments and amp;quot;

1.3 - Explain the meanings of the term 'spectrum' in relation to autism by reference to the notions of sub-conditions and individual variation within the
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Some may also have other conditions, such as spina bifida.
A number of children with FACS also have a diagnosis of autism.

Fragile X is the most common known cause of inherited learning disability affecting one in 4,000 boys and one in 6,000 girls. People with Fragile X can have mild to severe learning disabilities. Their speech and language development may be delayed and they can experience anxiety in social situations.
Behaviours associated with Fragile X can include a short attention span, impulsiveness, overactivity, dislike of eye contact, difficulty in relating to other people, the need for a familiar routine, repetitive speech and hand flapping or hand biting.
Some of these are similar to difficulties that people with autism may experience. However, autism and Fragile X syndrome are two different diagnoses: some people with Fragile X are also diagnosed with autism, and vice versa.

Hyperlexia is characterised by an intense fascination with letters or numbers or, in younger people, an ability to read far beyond their age. People with hyperlexia may, nevertheless, have difficulty understanding verbal language and interacting and socialising with others.

People with autism can have different 'degrees' of learning disability, which can affect all aspects of their life, from studying in school to learning how to wash

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