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  • Autism Research

    Autism is one of the most common yet misunderstood disorders of the modern age. Most Americans do not have a clear understanding of possible causes, what Autism actually is nor possible cures or treatments of this disorder. As autism effects 1 out of every 68 children born in the US annually, there is a large group of individuals whose lives have been touched by this ailment. Despite the large numbers of children and family’s crossing paths with this disorder, it is still not very clearly understood by the average person. An incredibly important step towards the better understanding of this disorder is having the basic facts available for the common man, presented in a way that is easy to understand and able to be parceled out in small components.…

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  • Autism Summary

    According to the Autism summary document provided in this week’s module, Autism was recognized as a disability by IDEA in 1990, but the disability has been recognized since the early 1900s. The document also states, “There is a 5% risk that if one child is autistic, the family will have a second autistic child,” meaning that there is a genetic cause in Autism. Symptoms for Autism can range from Asperger’s, (high functioning) to a severe levels of dysfunctionality and constant care. Some symptoms…

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  • Symophysiology Of Autism

    The medical definition of autism, as listed by Heward (2006), is that it is a neurobehavioral syndrome that consists of impairments of social interaction, communication, and restricted repetitive, and stereotyped patterns of behavior. Autism was first used to describe children in 1943 by psychiatrist Leo Kanner at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. According to Kanner’s case reports, 11 children displayed behaviors that were completely different from any other behavior that had been…

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  • The Causes Of Autism

    Autism is a developmental disorder. In the United States alone there are nearly 450,000 people affected by some kind of Autistic Spectrum disorder (Siegel). This disorder affects five times more boys than girls. Although the cause of Autism is uncertain, much research is still ongoing. One of the most likely causes that has been discovered is genetics. An autistic persons brain is more symmetrical and later than the normal brain size. It has been proven that their brain can reach maturity in…

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  • Vaccines And Autism

    Vaccines and Autism For centuries, vaccinations have been used to prevent harmful diseases from the body. In the 1880’s, a vaccine against rabies was created. Since then, the science of immunology has only progressed. By the late 1920’s vaccines had started to become widely available. Diseases like whooping cough, tuberculosis, and tetanus were dramatically reduced, all due to the groundbreaking development of vaccinations. Smallpox, a disease that has wiped out societies, has completely been…

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  • Characteristics Of Autism

    I intend to work on identifying early indicators of autism so that we can develop assessments that are reliable in diagnosing autism at an earlier age. The earlier that we can begin shaping the child’s environment to maximize his or her learning, the better chance the child will have for a healthy and happy independent life. I am also eager to work on developing non-pharmacological interventions that target areas of difficulty for children with autism, such as auditory processing, receptive…

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  • Causes Of Autism

    Autism has been increasing very rapidly for the previous fifty years. It was originally thought as childhood schizophrenia. With plenty of research and strength of mind physicians have categorized it as its own syndrome. They have come very close in order to understanding accurately what the reason with reference to this so called” epidemic” is. Autism is diagnosed in children around the age of three. It has been diagnosed in children after the age of three, but this is an occasional incidence.…

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  • Stages Of Autism

    Autism is widely characterized by being a neurodevelopmental disorder in which the effected individual has impaired social interaction, repetitive behavior, and in some cases no communication ability. Autism being on a spectrum perspective, a vast array of symptoms can categorize an individual as being “autistic”. ASD includes Asperger’s Disorder, Kanner’s Syndrome, Rett’s Syndrome, and PDD (Pervasive Developmental Disorder). While all disorders are challenging, severity of behaviors depend…

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  • Autism In Children

    Autism is a mental disability, present from early childhood, characterized by difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other people and in using language and abstract concepts. Autism can be identified in toddlers, mostly boys, from 18 to 30 months in age. According to Rapin (1997), “parents and pediatricians usually detect the disease when they notice the child’s lack of speech development and a lack of normal interest in others or a regression of early speech and sociability”…

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  • Asd And Autism

    Introduction Autism is the most rapid growing developmental disorder in the U.S. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both similar terms for a group of complicated disorders of brain development. Spectrum Disorders are characterized by significant difficulties in social interaction and communication skills with the presence of extremely odd behaviors. Autism is a spectrum condition meaning that while all individuals with autism share somewhat common challenges in their conditions they…

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