Pervasive developmental disorder

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  • Autism Personal Statement Essay

    thing I have done thus far in my life. With the exponential growth of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis, it is paramount I become an informed, empowered, and exceptional educator to better support individuals with ASD. By obtaining a Master’s degree from Georgia State University in Multiple and Severe Disabilities, with a concentration in Special Education General and Adapted Curriculum (Autism Spectrum Disorders), I will be highly qualified and primed with optimal skills to better assist…

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  • Visual Schedules

    information longer and more accurately when the routine is presented visually instead of auditory (Schneider & Goldstein 2010). However, Autistic children have deficits in their communication and social skills. Specifically, children with autistic spectrum disorder will often not respond to adults or other children. They will rarely start a conversation or speak when not directly addressed. Visual based interventions have often been used to help children with Autism to improve their social and…

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  • Evolution Of Autism In Public Schooling: Article Analysis

    Raiti, C. (2014). Evolution of Autism in Public Schooling. Educ 300: Education Reform, Past and Present. Retrieved from Raiti makes multiple accurate arguments about the factors of autism throughout the article, which includes an altered definition of autism. According to the article, Raiti is curious to find out how the teaching strategies for this population have changed from the 1930’s to the present and…

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  • Invisible Children By Lynda Barry Analysis

    Invisible Children Several people utilize the word “narration”, but it is unfortunate that they do not have the idea of what it means. Narration is simply to give account of events informing what occurred at a particular time and place. Narratives are written for several reasons such as to explain events, to entertain, to connect with others, and to persuade others to accept a specific point of view. The sanctuary of school by Lynda Barry is a good narrative account whose effect and results of…

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  • Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night

    In the novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time written by Mark Haddon, we are introduced to a young boy by the name of Christopher Boone. Christopher isn’t your typical teenage boy, he’s 15 and has Asperger's syndrome. Asperger syndrome is on the spectrum, considered to be one of the “higher-functioning” forms of autism . With that being said, Christopher struggles with the ability to have social interactions and has a fear of strangers. He hates being touched, can’t eat…

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  • Literature Review On Autism

    S004351 Temple Grandin and a Review on Autism Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is defined by American Psychiatric Association as “A neurodevelopmental syndrome that is defined by deficits in social reciprocity and communication, by unusual restricted, repetitive behaviors.” (2000) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, highlights an increase in people diagnosed with ASD and about 1 in 68 children has been diagnosed with the disorder. (2016) Although generally diagnosed at early ages, it is…

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  • Explain The Three Levels Of Diagnosis Of Asd

    They also experience excessive distress; once they become focused on something, it is arduous to get back their attention or have them focus on something else. II. Essential Features of ASD: i) The most distinct characteristic of Autism Spectrum Disorder is when the child shows continuous and obvious difficulties in social communication and social interaction. Children that have ASD struggle in the following 3 areas: (a) Social-emotional reciprocity: Being able to hold and keep a conversation…

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  • Autism Spectrum Disorders: Video Analysis

    Watching each of the six videos, I observed a wide range of behaviors associated with autism spectrum disorders. Each of the observable behaviors met criteria on the DSM-IV and DSM-V, but I am focusing more on the DSM-V diagnostic criteria. The first video focuses on a 2-year-old boy, who displayed one of the early signs of autism. This early sign is hand flapping. The boy can be seen running back and forth, flapping his hands, dancing, and “stomping” his shadow. His mother constantly calls his…

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  • Christopher's Disam

    Autism is a set of developmental disabilities that are characterized by the difficulty of communicating and forming relationships with other people. With a total of five autism types, many people affected by autism have Asperger’s Disorder. While people with this condition may be socially awkward, they often time will have interest in specific topics. This situation is captured in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon, with the protagonist of the story Christopher…

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  • Developmental Prosopagnosia Essay

    Developmental prosopagnosia (DP) is the inability to recognize faces (Biotti & Cook, 2016). DP can affect one in every 50 individuals, both men and women (Biotti & Cook, 2016). DP is caused in the temporal lobe in a specific area known as the fusiform face area. The fusiform face area is the ability for an individual’s brain to be able to help recognize different faces (Biotti & Cook, 2016). One thing that is interesting about this topic is, a person with DP is not able to recognize faces but…

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