High-functioning autism

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  • Autistic Individuals: A Case Study

    Individuals and Typically Developing Individuals Approximately 3 children of every 1,000 between the ages of three and ten have autism. Most of these children may show early signs of autism upon birth, however most children develop signs between 18 and 36 months. The parents of these children notice occurrences such as restricted and repetitive behavior and deficits in communication. These symptoms are just a few that most parents notice within those given months. Individuals with autism tend to other signs such as a loss of language and social skills, and seem to be unaware of others. Autism 's severity is based on social impairments and intellectual impairments. High functioning autism also…

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  • Christopher And The Color Red Essay

    gave up and tried his best to regain his trust. His mother on the hand, their relationship seems to be a little different. His mother seemed to get easily annoyed with christopher, which he obviously was unaware of. Which was part of the reason for leaving her family, because she felt she wasn’t a very good mother for Christopher. A whole world of High functioning Autism As most people know Asperger’s syndrome is most commonly known as High functioning Autism. People with high functioning…

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  • Asperger Syndrome In The Classroom

    Asperger Syndrome in the Classroom Teaching students with a disability is a challenge for educators, especially when there is a mixture of abled and disabled students. Growing up in the Texas public school system and having the opportunity to intern in a middle school classroom gave me the chance to view situations through both the student and teacher lenses. Children with disabilities such as Asperger Syndrome are assisted in elementary years, but blended with the average students in middle…

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  • Causes Of Asperger Syndrome

    It is not currently known what actually causes Asperger’s or Autism. Some believe it is due to childhood vaccines while others believe it is biological. More than 68 million people all over the globe have Asperger’s. (What is, n.d) Asperger Syndrome is considered to be high functioning Autism that severely affects social skills but they usually have higher intelligent levels than those with Autism. (What is, n.d) It is unknown why more males are 4-6 times more likely to develop these stifling…

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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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  • The Effects Of Early Intervention

    Autism is a developmental disorder; although listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), it is not a mental illness. The effects of having autism on a person can vary based on risk factors to which the individual has been exposed. Risk factors combined with autism can result in comorbid mental illness such as depression. Due to the fact that autism is ‘characterized by difficulty with communication, behavior, social interactions and imaginative play…’ (Casey, 2014,…

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  • Leo Kanner's Research Paper On Autism

    Autism is not a disease but a disorder. A disorder which affects the brain and according to Human Diseases and Conditions Autism is defined as “a person’s ability to communicate with and relate to other people and limits the person’s interests and activities.” Within the last few years, autism has finally been recognized as a medical condition. For many years, autism was thought to be a mental disease instead of a developmental disorder. This was until Leo Kanner conducted his research on…

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  • How Does Autism Make You A Superheroes?

    Sometimes it can be too much and all they want to do is go somewhere quiet, dimly lit, and get under a heavy blanket. These people live among us with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and are nevertheless, exceptionally extraordinary. Overview Autism is an atypical neurodevelopmental condition (Lai, 2014). It can include difficulty with social interactions, performing similar activities and movements, that may fall into a pattern, and/or delayed or affected speech. A diagnosis of Autism can also…

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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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  • Adam Rain Man Film Analysis

    Finnley Maier The Autism Spectrum in the films: Adam, Rain Man, Temple Grandin, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and Mary and Max Disorder Description: The autism spectrum explains a range of conditions categorized as neurodevelopmental disorders. The autism spectrum includes not only autism but also disorders ranging from childhood-disintegrated disorder to Asperger’s syndrome. The autism spectrum is characterized by difficulty in communication, social insufficiencies, repetitive…

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