Treatment for Autistic Children Essay

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There’s not much that gets me excited like autistic children. Autism has been a very interesting topic to me ever since I worked with two autistic children at a daycare. One of them, Isaiah, had an obsession with strings and the Jayden walked on his toes at all times. I was interested in how their moods could change so drastically from one moment to the next. Even after that, having someone with autism in one of my high school classes drew me into the subject even further. He [Cooper] had some days where he wouldn’t want to be bothered with anyone and others where he wanted to be the center of attention. He drew pictures constantly and would pull the hair off of his eyelashes, eyebrows, legs, and arms. I was confused, but intrigued by all …show more content…
For this reason, it is important for them to be able to integrate within society as smoothly as possible. I have noticed that a lot of people do not even know what autism is. So, what is autism exactly? It is actually a part of a spectrum of disorders, which manifest themselves within the first three years of life and which all have similar characteristics. These disorders affect their brains which in turn, affect their communication and social skills (About Autism). If you’ve ever wondered why some autistic children seem very angry when people simply talk to them, this is why. Repetitive behaviors and difficulty with learning are also characteristic of autism disorder. The area of the brain controls socials skills is heavily affected by autism. There are also different levels of functionality associated with an autistic disorder. This makes every autistic child a very unique and special person (About Autism). To most effectively treat an autistic child, it is important to start early. It is best to use a variety of different treatment styles and medicines. Also, whoever is administering the treatment needs to realize that no two autistic children are the same. Therefore, each child will need their own individual plan in order to move forward with their disorder. This is a fact that was common to all of my sources. There are certain symptoms that are best treated with medicines and some that are best treated with therapies. I learned that there are

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