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    PDD-NOS Case Studies

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    PDD-NOS (Pervasive Development Disorder – Not Otherwise Specified) Case Study of a Child with PDD-NOS Consuelo (Connie) Natal Concordia College PDD-NOS (Pervasive Developmental Disorder - Not Otherwise Specified) is a diagnosis given to individuals experiencing difficulty in the areas of social interaction and communication, and their symptoms do not meet all the characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder. There are studies that classify individuals diagnosed with PDD-NOS into three subgroups as provided on www.enwikipedia.com. The three subgroups of PDD-NOS are: a high functioning group, a group, and the biggest group. A high functioning group includes 25% of individuals diagnosed with PDD-NOS. The symptoms of individuals…

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    The DSM-5 Controversy

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    specific disorder or disease. Where specificity refers to finding out how many people do not have the specific disorder to disease. In the case of changing from the DSM-IV to the DSM-5; there was an underlying fear of lacking in the area of sensitivity as it pertains to clinical testing. Unfortunately there has been a decrease in sensitivity, however there has been a great increase in specificity. This shows to be beneficial. There was a study presented within 2012 before the DSM-5 came out in…

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    Around the same time that Kanner was working with his patients, Dr. Hans Asperger was having similar results with patients who were higher functioning but exhibiting similar symptoms. This disorder was later called Asperger's syndrome. The Second World War delayed his findings becoming well known, as did a wait of nearly fifty years to translate his conclusions into English. I was not until the late 1990s that his work was incorporated into the ongoing research into autism. When you put these…

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    Mental disorders have being existed for hundreds of years, recognizing the different characteristics in many of these disorders take a collaboration of study and therapy. In order to understand the mental state of a person with a mental disorder it takes many different types of techniques o give the appropriate diagnose. Some mental disorders has many similar patterns and characteristically that can be misdiagnose is not treated properly. Asperger disorder is indeed one of the mental disorders…

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    interviews of mothers and children involved in the study. The author Hwang discusses about, “reflecting on the total score based on the children’s results, researchers determined that anxiety was the main issue” (Hwang, et al, 2015, p. 7). By analyzing the data after mindfulness training the statistics reflect that parent stress and quality time for the family has improved over the training period. The subjects include mothers and their child with behavior problems. “The mothers included in…

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    In 2012, a survey assessing children born in 2004 discovered that 1 in 68 children had been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (CDC). This statistic shows how unlikely it would be for someone to go their entire life without meeting at least one person diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. Yet despite these high numbers, autistic individuals are rarely present in modern media. There are few books and movies that depict autistic characters, and those that do often use the disorder as…

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    32 Tips For Ells Analysis

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    Cipriano, J. (2011). 32 tips for ells. Scholastic Instructor, 36-38. The author of the article describes 32 tips that teachers can implement for English Language Learners. Such ideas include: ideas for first day of school, ways to help them build vocabulary, and tips for reading lessons. The article provides some useful and innovative guidelines; however, it does not appear to be beneficial because it does not go into much detail about the strategies therefore additional research would have to…

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    Intellectual disability is a title given to people with diminished ability to understand new or complicated information and to master new techniques (WHO,2018). People with intellectual disabilities are diagnosed as children and have IQ’s under 70 (Health Victoria, 2016). They can fall anywhere on the spectrum, from moderately disabled to profoundly disabled (Health Victoria, 2016).. Those with Intellectual disabilities have higher mortality rates and shorter life expectancy than those without…

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    Social Diagnosis Of Autism

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    Although society as a whole has made some progress from when autism was first discovered in the 1940’s, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is still very much stigmatized in the 21st century. The social stigma of ASD is complicated, and varies depending on what country is in question, but scientists and parents all agree that the diagnosis and label of autism does invite stigma, prejudice, and the loss of the feeling of normalcy. According to Martin (2013), prominent features of ASD include…

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    Although Herman Melville never received sufficient recognition for his literary genius while he was alive, today he is regarded as one of the most iconic American writers ever. His most famous work, Moby Dick, is a classic for students and adults likewise. Herman Melville is also well known for helping make short stories into a serious form of writing in the US. Bartleby the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street was not as well-appreciated as the action-filled Typee and Omoo, but today it is one…

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