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    According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-Fourth Edition (DSM-IV), Autism is described as a Pervasive Developmental Disorder (Nissenbaum et al, 2002). Pervasive Developmental Disorders are described as an individual being impaired with deviant social behavior and communication skills (Nissenbaum et al, 2002). Autism is ranged from severe to mild due to the severity of the symptoms (Nissenbaum et al, 2002). Also, autism affects children through a category of their cognitive, social, and communication skills (Nissenbaum et al, 2002). According to the researchers, Pervasive Developmental Disorders is associated with other disorders such as Autistic Disorder, Rett’s Disorder, Asperger’s Disorder, and etc (Nissenbaum et al, 2002). The way autism is caused is not fully understood (Nissenbaum et al, 2002).…

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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…

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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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    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 is a spectrum disorder that impacts the nervous system. The common symptoms are difficulty with communication, repetitive behaviors, and difficulty with social interactions. Autism is more common in male than females. Eugen Bleuler, a swiss psychiatrist, was the first to use the term autism in 1911. He used it to describe one of his schizophrenic patient who had withdrawn into his own world. The greek word “autós” that means “self”, Bleuler used the word to mean self-admiration and…

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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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    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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    Forms Of Autism Essay

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    One in five kids are born with some form of autism. There are many different types of autism. Some are mild forms such as Attention Deficit Disorder known as A.D.D, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder commonly known as A.D.H.D, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder or P.D.D. Also, there are more extreme forms of autism, such as, autistic. Every type of autism has its unique way of effecting children. The two most common forms, which are well known throughout the world are A.D.D and A.D.H.D,…

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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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    Essay On Childhood Autism

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    are the symptoms? And probably most important, how do people get Autism? And is there a cure? This paper will introduce you to Autism, and more importantly explain to you that shots don’t cause Autism, as many would like you to believe. Autism is a brain disorder that makes it hard for people to communicate and relate to others. When a person has autism the different areas of the brain fail to work together. (Stillman 65); according to an article from Autism Speaks (1) “Autism is a term used…

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