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    Overview Pervasive developmental disorders (PDDs) is a term that refers to a set of conditions involving some form of delay in basic skill development. Most commonly, it affects how a patient communicates, socializes with other people, and uses their imagination. PDDs are generally diagnosed in young children at about three years of age. At this stage of development, affected kids often become confused and have a difficult time comprehending their world. Though researchers are looking for answers, it is not yet known what exactly causes these conditions. PDDs typically begin much earlier, but symptoms are not often visible until the toddler stage, when it becomes noticeable to parents that their child is developing differently from his peers.…

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    in 1999, to specifically target the ramifications of the maladaptive and adaptive behavior affecting the autistic population. This psychological test is intended to help identify unnoticeable symptoms that hinders the developmental growth in children. The test is a 30 to 45 minutes assessment completed by teachers and parents regarding the language, social and cognitive skills of children with PDD (Cohen, 2003). In regards to the scoring of the test, there is a standard model for teachers and…

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    Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a long-term disorder that begins in the childhood, this condition is marked by extreme detachment to other people, severe deficit with communication, and repetitive behaviors, interests, and activities (Comer, 2014, p. 457). It is estimated that 1 in 1,000 children were born with ASD in 2011-2012, about double that of 2007 (Fingert, 2014, p. 1390). However, a steady increase in the number of children diagnosed with ASD has been noted in the recent years; about 1…

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    Argument and Evidence There is much agreement that creativity is beneficial for the healthy development of children. However, what challenges are present when the child has an atypical learning style or developmental delay? Children with Autism Spectrum Diagnosis characteristically have certain sensory sensitivities to touch/texture, light, sound, or smell. These sensitivities can present an obstacle when gaining an understanding of the world through hands-on art education. Similarly,…

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    Parents are increasingly becoming more aware of ASD, Autism Spectrum Disorder. Autism Spectrum Disorder is a developmental disability that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. ASD symptoms can range from gifted to severely challenged (CDC). With ASD rates rising, it has become necessary for nurses in acute care setting to get a better understanding of ASD patients. In this article, Caring For The Child With An Autism Spectrum Disorder In The Acute Care Setting,…

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    One in sixty-eight children are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) disorder each year in the United States (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014). ASD is a developmental disorder that is best recognized deficits in communication ability, social skills, and repetitive patterns of behaviors, interests, and activities. The disorder impacts the ability of those diagnosed to function easily in society day to day. While ASD is a wide spread, pervasive disorder, we are only just…

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    Autism, also known as Autism Spectrum Disorder, has been a disorder that has been around for many generations, and has been classified as a “disease” by some scholars and doctors, but that is not the case. It is classified as a symptom of abnormal development in a pre-developed brain. Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder that is characterized by very impaired social interaction, verbal and non-verbal communication, and a sort of repetitive behavior that exists. Since there are many children…

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    Through the course of the past several years there has been an increase in the number of students that have been diagnosed with learning abilities, and in particular, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Increase in the diagnosis of Autism among students has had an effect on Special Education and educational implications for the students with Autism. This research paper will attempt to provide an overview of Autism Spectrum Disorders and the implications that their prevalence has on the field of…

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    Asperger Syndrome (AS) is a pervasive development disorder that is widely described as a mild form of autism. It is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others. Asperger’s is an autistic named after Hans Asperger a child psychiatrist from Austria., who in 1944, described children in his practice who lacked nonverbal communication, had limited understanding of other feelings, and were physically clumsy. Asperger’s behavior has many…

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    Do we as humans realize just how vulnerable we are? How about those with families that participate in school functions and leisure activities after school? Do they too realize how bless they are with that society considers them to be a “normal” family? But do families that may have an autistic family member realize just how lucky they are, they too have been blessed. A quote from Temple Gradin, an animal behavior expert and author of The Autistic Brain states, “I am different, not less.” To…

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