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Question?: Rett Syndrome Research

Ruth asks…

What is difference betweeen these types of autism….?

Core autism and atypical autism
if you have used resources please state its for case study.
Thanks

admin answers:

A simple Google will find many sources on the web. In this way you will be able to find what you want and what fits your research. In the mean time here are a few of the many types of autism.
Autistic disorder. This is what most people think of when they hear the word “autism.” It refers to problems with social interactions, communication and imaginative play in children younger than 3 years.
Asperger’s syndrome. These children don’t have a problem with language — in fact, they tend to score in the average or above-average range on intelligence tests. But they have the same social problems and limited scope of interests as children with autistic disorder.
Pervasive developmental disorder or PDD — also known as atypical autism. This is a kind of catchall category for children who have some autistic problems but who don’t fit into other categories.
Rett’s disorder. Known to occur only in girls, Rett’s children begin to develop normally. Then they begin to lose their communication and social skills. Beginning at the age of 1 to 4 years, repetitive hand movements replace purposeful use of the hands.
Childhood disintegrative disorder. These children develop normally for at least two years, and then lose some or most of their communication and social skills.

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Question?: Autism Symptoms In Adults

Sandra asks…

How come I never see adults with autism?

Why do we only hear about autism in children? Don’t these children grow up and continue to be affected by autism? I saw a graph that showed the huge rise in autism in the past 15 years? Could it be we are misdiagnosing children as autistic when really they just misbehave or are a little off?

admin answers:

Yes, children with autism grow up and become adults with autism. A lot of people think they grow out of autism as they get older, but they don‘t. Autism affects the person throughout their life.

There are many explanations for why you don‘t see (or notice) adults with autism, such as:

– When people hear the word „autism“, most think of it in its most severe, stereotypical form, the form most often shown in the media. What a lot of people don‘t know is that autism varies a lot between individuals and can vary a lot in severity and symptoms, so far from all autistic people show the stereotypical traits that most people associate with autism.

– Autism is not easily visible on the outside. If you just saw an autistic person or met them briefly, you might not realize that they are autistic. You might not notice them much at all or you might make different assumptions about them than them having autism. People make all kinds of wrong assumptions about us. If the person doesn‘t talk or socialize much they are thought to be shy. If they don‘t make eye-contact they are thought to lack self-esteem or be dishonest. If they do something unusual they are seen as eccentric or weird. If they say something inappropriate (which happens often, unintentionally, due to lack of social skills) they are considered rude. There are countless assumptions that people often make about us, because many of our traits and symptoms resemble something else that usually comes to mind faster than autism.

– The media practically never covers adults with autism. All the focus is put on children. A heartwarming or shocking story about a disabled child and their struggling, devastated family gets more viewers and attention than a story about an adult with autism struggling to get a chance in an unaccepting society.

– Practically all research and articles about autism are focused on children with autism. You rarely see anything about adults with autism. Most treatment and support is focused on children with autism too. The needs of autistic adults are often forgotten or ignored. It‘s assumed that people are always diagnosed with autism in childhood and that by the time they grow up and become adults they‘ve already received all the support they need, or that it‘s less important to support them since they are adults now and not cute, helpless kids. Therefore you might hear about various support programs for children with autism and might know people who work or volunteer with them, but nothing for adults.

– When autism is diagnosed in childhood, it‘s usually something new and shocking for the family and everyone they know, so they talk about it a lot and need a lot of support and may have to fight to get suitable treatment, accommodations, education and such for their autistic children. By the time their children reach adulthood autism has become such a normal part of the family that it‘s not discussed much, people just live with it.

– Adults with autism are often socially isolated, either by choice (due to bad experiences dealing with people or being bullied or because they simply prefer solitude) or by lack of social skills and lack of acceptance and support from other people. Therefore you are less likely to meet them or interact with them than with other people.

I don’t think that the rise in autism is because of children being misdiagnosed for misbehaving. I think autism was underdiagnosed before, due to lack of knowledge and resources. I think the rise can be explained by better and more widespread knowledge and awareness. I think that with more knowledge and easier access to it, more people are recognizing autism and having their children evaluated and diagnosed early, while before a lot of people went throughout childhood and even their whole life undiagnosed. I wasn’t diagnosed until adulthood for example.

It takes more than being a little off or misbehaving a bit to get diagnosed with autism.

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Symptoms and Characteristics of Autism

The word autism has become the common used term for all disorders categorized in the autism spectrum, such as Asperger Syndrome and PDD-NOS (Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified). These, and including autism itself, are similar enough in symptoms that they are easily misdiagnosed-and were in the early days of the discovery of this class of disorder. Symptoms and characteristics of such disorders range from mild to severe and despite an overall basic makeup, will affect each bearer differently.

The most common and respected cause of Autism occurs when there is a mutation of the genes. This disorder can occur in both sexes; however, studies have shown that it affects boys more so than girls. Symptoms of this neural development disorder can appear as soon as 6 months of age and will have ‘settled in’ so to speak between two and three years of age. The earlier the diagnoses the better capable of preparing the child for integration into a ‘normal’ life-at least in so far is possible for someone with autism.

This disorder affects a child’s perception of the world surrounding them. Not only do they see things differently, they compute and learn things differently as well. There is no cure for this syndrome, at least not one that has been tested true but while remission is not a possibility, functioning in society is. Autism cases range in severity. From mild cases and high functioning autistic, to ones suffering with severe mental retardation, each case is unique to the child diagnosed.

Common to all ASD cases however, is a history of repetitive behavior: hand flapping and repetitive movement (stereotypy), arranging items in uniform stacks and lines (compulsive), reacts negatively to changes in schedule and routine (ritualistic), eye poking, skin picking, head banging (self-injury). These behaviors are one of the many difficulties an autistic child will face throughout his/her life. Problems with motor coordination are indicated throughout the spectrum as well however; seem to be more prominent in standard autism. And while these symptoms are indicative of autism and its counterparts, others may develop as a result of the disorder. Gastrointestinal difficulties stem from the fact that diet is often affected in autistic children. Their repetitive and compulsive behaviors will leak over into the nutritional choices and often lead to selectivity in preferred foods-leading to a strong refusal of others. Studies have shown that while this doesn’t necessarily cause malnutrition it is a main factor in their GI troubles.

Unfortunately, people tend to think of this disorder in a negative light, and while it is undeniable the negative aspects that an autistic child faces in his/her life-it could prove more beneficial to the child to define it in terms of ‘being different’. Autistic children are not sick. They were born and began developing differences in their neural make up. Their brains began developing at a different rate as their bodies progressed steadily at the norm. These children are faced with altered factors in life, but this in no way makes them negatively different. Yes, autistic children will develop differently from other children. They will learn things differently, see things differently, and react to outside stimuli in a different manner. Still, autism while being a neurodevelopmental disorder should in no way be considered a stigma.

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‘Classic’ autism / autism disorder

In children with these pervasive developmental disorders there is substantial delay in communication and social interaction associated with the development of “restricted, repetitive and stereotyped” behavior, interests, and activities.
This implies that most people suffering from an ASD will have difficulties in all aspects of life including learning, work, relationships, etc.

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Autism affects each individual differently and at different levels of severity. Some individuals with autism are severely affected, cannot speak, require constant one-on-one care, and are never ableto live on their own. Others have less severe ASD, can communicate, and eventually acquire thenecessary skills to live on their own.
It is important to understand that autism is a disorder that affects not only the autistic individual,but has implications for family, caretakers, and educators as well.
In the next paragraph and in the following chapters, we shall take a closer look at the differentforms Autism Spectrum Disorder can take.

First we will examine autism disorder.
The word ‘autism’ was coined by a psychiatrist named Eugen Bleuler in 1911, when he used theGreek word “autos,” which means self. Bleuler also coined the term Schizophrenia, 3 years previously, in 1908.

Despite this, autism wasn’t given any name until 1938, when a major breakthrough occurred. Inthat year a psychiatrist named Leo Kanner, for the first time ever, observed the behavior of 11children at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, USA. They had previously, and incorrectly,been characterized as either emotionally disturbed or intellectually impaired. Although some ofthem seemed to fit into the latter category, there were also aspects of their behaviors and abilitiesthat distinguished them from the ones in this category.

During the next few years Kanner researched the condition intensely. This research culminated inthe 1943 publication called “Autistic Disturbance of Affective Contact.” Kanner correctly wrote thatautism appeared to be an inborn developmental disability that affects social and emotionalunderstanding. Leo Kanner noticed that the children all had the same traits.

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Autism Spectrum Disorder

INTRODUCTION

Every parent has hopes and dreams for their children and all parents want their kids to

be the best and even though no one is ever perfect, they would still try to make them

perfect, But all this may be shattered once this little boy or girl gets diagnosed with

one of the most alarming disorders in the world of childhood disorders which is not

only a serious disability; but is also a bewildering one this disorder is called Autism.

A. Title:

Autism Spectrum Disorder

B. Why Autism?

there were six childhood psychological disorders other then autism that any person would find very interesting to do a research about, but autism is found to be one of the most dangerous and confusing childhood disorder any parent can find also learning a bit about autism in Oman made it very important to talk and explain this disorder to Omani parents and the Omani community as a whole.

C. Purpose:

To spread awareness on the Autistic Spectrum Disorder in Oman and this will have a great and positive impact on the treatment of the Omani children that were diagnosed with Autism.

 

 

D. Objectives:
To give the reader a clear and detailed information on the Autistic Spectrum Disorder.
To spread awareness on the Autistic Spectrum Disorder to the Omani people in specific.
E. Limits and Difficulties:
The time given before the dead-line was not enough.
References like books, articles, etc… Related to the subject were very limited.

 

F. Methodology:

The methods used to complete this report included reading from different sources including: Books, Magazines, and Web sites also visiting The Muscat Autism Center was very helpful.

 

 

 

 

 

Autism Spectrum Disorder

The Root of the word “Autism:

The word Autism comes or drives from the Greek word “Auto” which means self, and the adjective word “Autistic” literally means alone.

In the world of psychology and psychiatry autism or Autistic Spectrum Disorder is defined as:

A life-long brain disorder that is normally diagnosed in early childhood.
A disorder that causes kids to experience the world differently from the way most other kids do.
A complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life and affects a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others.

The history of Autism:

The word “Autism” was first used in 1943 by a psychiatric and physician called Leo Kanner who wrote a paper on “Autistic Disturbance of Attitude contact ” for a journal called: nervous child” which does not exist anymore, Dr. Leo wrote that article after conducting a research on 11 children of ages between two to eight years old who had similar symptoms which included difficulties communicating with others, difficulties interacting with others, and having unusual interests. Before the publication of that article children with the previous symptoms were labeled as “schizophrenic”. (Kocgel & Lazebnik)

 

Types of Autism

 

There are many types of autism some are known while others are not known, but there are 5 main types that most researchers agree with, which are:

1) Classic Autism:

This type can be recognized before the age of 3 years, but can be diagnosed later in life. Children diagnosed with classic autism show lack of eye to eye contact, lack of affection or emotional contact with others, difficulty to socialize and interact with others, intense wish for sameness in routine, and develop language late or not at all.

Children diagnosed with Classic autism also show high levels of Visio -spatial skills* but major difficulties in other areas.

2) Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) which  includes:

A)    Aspergers Syndrome:

Is a form of autism in which speech development and IQ are normal, but in which social disabilities can be compounded by depression and mental health problems [1]. This syndrome is a higher functioning disorder than classic autism and can range from mild to saver. A child diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome can exhibit a number of characteristics, show deficiencies in social skills and have difficulties with transition or change ( they compulsively stick to rituals and any changes in their routine can upset them), they also find it difficult to read body language and to determine the proper body space.

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Some of the kids that were diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome have shown reduced sensitivity to pain & an increased sensitivity to bright light and loud noises.

*Visual Spatial Learners have a very wide imagination, that helps them make a whole movie just by reading something, that is because they can draw a picture in their mind about anything they read or hear.

 

B)  Rett Syndrome or Rex Syndrome:

This is a neurological & developmental disorder that is marked by poor head growth. Some doctors claim that Rett or Rex Syndrome is not a part of autism spectrum disorder, the reason behind this claim is that Rett or Rex Syndrome is a disorder that mostly occurs in females whereas autism affects mostly males.

Children suffering from this syndrome show loss of muscle tone, diminished eye contact, and crawling or walking problems, they also stop using their hands and often develop stereotyped hand movements such as: wringing, clapping, or patting their hands. Kids diagnosed with Rett or Rex Syndrome loses the ability to perform motor skills.

C) Childhood Disintegrative Disorder (CDD):

This disorder occurs a little late in the child’s life, first the child seems perfectly normal then by the age of 2-4 years they start to regress, where they stop socializing with people, loss potty-training skills, stop playing, and stop making friends. The difference between autism and CDD is the long period of normal development below age 2. (Bock & Stauth, 1999)

D) Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS):

A child that exhibits some but not all of the classic autism symptoms is said to have PDD-NOS.

Children with PDD-NOS either do not fully meet the criteria of symptoms used to diagnose any of the four specific types of autism or do not have the degree of impairment described in any of the above four specific types.

Causes of Autism

Until this very day no one knows what the exact cause of autism is the only thing that is clear is that autism affects 1 of 150 kids.

The brain contains over 100 billion nerve cells called neurons. Each neuron may have hundreds or thousands of connections that carry massages to other nerve cells in the brain and body. The connections and the chemical messengers (called neurotransmitters) let the neurons that help you see, move, remember, and work together as they should, but for some reason some of the cells and connections in the brain of a kid with autism –especially those that affect communication, emotion, and senses- don’t develop properly or get damaged. Scientists are still trying to understand how and why this happens [1].

Is lack of a mother’s affection a cause for autism?

While the definite causes of autism is not yet found or clear, it is clear that there is no any connection between bad parenting or having a cold mother and the development of autism.

At first Dr. Leo Kanner, the psychiatrist who first described autism as a unique condition in 1943, believed that it was caused by cold, unloving mothers. Bruno Bettelheim, a renowned professor of child development supported this misinterpretation of autism. Their promotion of the idea that unloving mothers caused their children’s autism created a generation of parents who carried the tremendous burden of guilt for their children’s disability.

In the 1960s and 70s, Dr. Bernard Remand, the father of a son with autism, who later founded the Autism Society of America and the Autism Research Institute, helped the medical community understand that autism is not caused by cold parents but rather is a biological disorder.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The diagnosis of Autism

There are no any biological tests that can be done to detect if a child is suffering from autism or not, the diagnosis of autism depends solely on observation and also educational and psychological testing.

An autism-specific screening tool, such as the Modified Checklist of Autism in Toddlers (MCHAT) should be used. The MCHAT is a list of simple questions about the child. The answers determine whether he or she should be referred to a specialist, usually a Developmental Pediatrician, a Neurologist, a Psychiatrist or a Psychologist, for further evaluation.

What do doctors do?

Often, specialists work together as a team to figure out what is wrong. The team might include a pediatrician, a pediatric neurologist, a pediatric develop- mentalist, a child psychiatrist, a child psychologist, speech and language therapists, and others. The team members study how the child plays, learns, communicates, and behaves. The team listens carefully to what parents have noticed, too. Using the information they have gathered doctors can decide whether a child has autism or not.

DSM-IV criteria for a diagnosis of Autism:

A total of six (or more) items from heading (A), (B), and (C), with at least two from (A), and one each from (B) and (C):

(A) Qualitative impairment in social interaction, as manifested by at least two of the following:

• Marked impairments in the use of multiple nonverbal behaviors such as eye-to- eye gaze, facial expression, body posture, and gestures to regulate social interaction.
• Failure to develop peer relationships appropriate to developmental level.
• A lack of spontaneous seeking to share enjoyment, interests, or achievements with other people, (e.g., by a lack of showing, bringing, or pointing out objects of interest to other people).
• A lack of social or emotional reciprocity.

(B) Qualitative impairments in communication as manifested by at least one of the following:

• Delay in or total lack of, the development of spoken language (not accompanied by an attempt to compensate through alternative modes of communication such as gesture or mime).
• In individuals with adequate speech, marked impairment in the ability to initiate or sustain a conversation with others.
• Stereotyped and repetitive use of language or idiosyncratic language.
• Lack of varied, spontaneous make-believe play or social imitative play appropriate to developmental level.

(C) Restricted repetitive and stereotyped patterns of behavior, interests and activities, as manifested by at least two of the following:

• Encompassing preoccupation with one or more stereotyped and restricted patterns of interest that is abnormal either in intensity or focus.
• Apparently inflexible adherence to specific, nonfunctional routines or rituals.
• Stereotyped and repetitive motor mannerisms (e.g. Hand or finger flapping or twisting, or complex whole-body movements).
• Persistent preoccupation with parts of objects.

II. Delays or abnormal functioning in at least one of the following areas, with onset prior to age 3 years:

(A) Social interaction.
(B) Language is used in social communication.
(C) Symbolic or imaginative play.

III. The disturbance is not better accounted for by Rett’s Disorder or Childhood Disintegrative Disorder.[1]

 

 

 

 

 

[1] (diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders , fourth edition)

 

Treatments used to cure clients diagnosed with Autism

There is no cure for autism but there are treatments that will help reduce the intense of the disorder and help the child and the family cope with the disorder.

Treatment for autism is a very intensive, comprehensive undertaking that involves the child’s entire family and a team of professionals. Some programs may take place in the child’s home with professionals and trained therapists and may include Parent Training for the child under supervision of a professional. Some programs are delivered in a specialized center, classroom or preschool.

There are many therapies and treatments for autism here are some of the most common ones [1] :

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
Pivotal Response Therapy (PRT)
Verbal therapy
Floor time
Relationship Development Intervention

 

 

 

 

 

[1] (http://www.autismspeaks.org/treatment/floortime.php)

Autism in Oman

As mention in the beginning of the report the main objective from this report is to spread introduce the “Autism Spectrum Disorder” to the Omani people, because after a field research that was made in Oman on children suffering from autism the number 4000,200,1, and 0 was the result of this research.

What does 4000, 200, 1, and 0 stand for?

4000 = number cases of autism in Oman.

200 = number of cases diagnosed in Oman.

1 = number of child psychiatry clinic in Oman.

0 = the future number of undiagnosed cases of autism in Oman.

After reading and understanding the above number it is belived that no more words or discussion is need accept:

“There is a problem you are the solution. There is a dream, you make it real”

Dr. Yahya Al-Farsi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conclusion

Autism Spectrum Disorder is a very scary developmental disorder that deserves special attention, and having as much knowledge about this disorder makes it easier to notice it and diagnosing it earlier and this will help lower the risk of it becoming a sever and un-curable disorder.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Autism What is it

So Autism what is it?….

Autism is a developmental disability of the brain; autism is not a form of mental retardation.

The word autism can refer to several similar disabilities, like Autistic Disorder, Aspergers Syndrome, also Atypical Autism (a type of Pervasive Developmental Disorder, not otherwise specified) etc.. There are differences between these conditions, but on the whole they are quite similar.

The word ‘spectrum’ is used because, while all people with autism share three main areas of difficulty, their condition will affect them in very different ways. Some are able to live relatively ‘everyday’ lives; others will require a lifetime of specialist support.

There are three main areas of difficulty which all people with autism share these are referred to as the ‘triad of impairments’. They are:

“Difficulties with communication”;  “Difficulties with social interaction”;   “Difficulties with imagination”. Some autistic people may be affected more by one symptom, while others may be affected more strongly by a different symptom.

People with autism may experience some form of sensory sensitivity. This can occur in one or more of the five senses – sight, sound, smell, touch and taste. A person’s senses are either intensified (hypersensitive) or under-sensitive (hypo-sensitive).

For example, a person with autism may find certain background sounds, like the hum of a fridge for example unbearably loud or distracting, while the rest of us can ignore or block out the noise. To an autistic person the noise can cause anxiety or even physical pain, this can be referred to as an autism anxiety trigger.

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People who are hypo-sensitive will often not feel pain or extremes of temperature. Some may rock, spin or flap their hands to stimulate sensation, this is called autistic stimming. An autistic person will use stimming to help with balance and posture or to deal with stress, another autism anxiety trigger

People with sensory sensitivity may also find it harder to use their body awareness system. Which tells us where our bodies are, so for those with reduced body awareness, it can be harder to navigate rooms without walking into objects or bumping into others. They will not appreciate what is an appropriate distance from other people to stand.

This can cause social problems, as the person will be unaware of the need for personal space and may stand very close, making people feel very uncomfortable.

They may also have problems with ‘fine motor’ tasks such as tying shoelaces, or fastening buttons…

Sometime autistic people may have learning disabilities, which can affect all aspects of their life, from going to school, to learning how to wash themselves, clean their teeth, Or how to feed themselves.

The symptoms of autism will vary from person to person each autistic person will have a different degree of learning disability.

Some autistic people will be able to live fairly independently, but may need some support.

While others may require lifelong, specialist support. However, all people with autism can, and do, learn and develop with the right sort of support and resources.

One such form of autism resources is something called autism social stories…These are short pieces of text with appropriate pictures-giving your autistic child, teen or adult specific social cues for everyday living skills.

Like how to wash their teeth, visiting the doctor, eating out. Social skills stories for autistic children and teens, or adults can be printed and used as instructions for all of life’s “normal” and “not so normal” life experiences and actions.

They can be like a best friend to an autistic person helping them feel better in, and cope with, situations they may struggle to understand or deal with – by giving them clear and accurate information about those situations.

Autism social stories are an excellent resource tool which can become a valuable part of an autistic person’s life.

To obtain these valuable autism resources, please visit us at www.autismsocialstories.com
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History On Autism – Did You Know These Facts About Autism?

History On Autism

There hold kept on many conditions understood history the present hold kept on mistaken for something else, and before the human mind was understood, many with mental disabilities got placed in jail. They were believed a threat and got then massively medicated. Today, we have a greater state of affairs of how some people go through, and in the face of different out of any person else, we know there is an underlying trigger for it. History On Autism

We know do our best to aide people like the rather of persecuting them. When appearing back in the history of autism, it is easy the present while it was given a and cr in the early half of the 1900s, it was largely misunderstood by people for a extensively time. Some believe that autism was first noticed as a condition around 1911, but it wasn’t really anything other than a theory at that time. A Swiss psychiatrist by the name of Eugen Bleuler is thought to be the first to use the term. History On Autism

The word ‘autism’ meant ‘an escape from reality’ and was based on behaviors he observed in adults and it was attributed to schizophrenia. Though that was false and misleading, it was a step closer to putting a name to a condition that was largely misunderstood. New information was found from one of the earliest recorded studies of children with autism. From 1938 to the year 1943, a doctor by the name of Leo Kanner studied the behaviors of eleven autistic children. The children he chose to study were ones that seem to withdraw from interaction with others as early as age one. The type of autism that he recorded and named was what would be considered ‘classic autism’ and is often referred to as Kanner’s Syndrome. History On Autism

These children were thought to have different characteristics than those classified as mentally retarded. However, at this time it was still largely misunderstood. Some believed parents were to blame, and these children were often removed from the home and placed with others to see if they would ‘recover.’ It wasn’t until the 1960s when the disorder was finally being studied and understood for what it really is and the impacts it has on a person. History On Autism

The finger pointing at parents of autistic children reduced as understanding grew, but there was and still is in some cases a lot of misinformation about autism, and many parents feel the need to defend themselves, as if they’ve ‘done something’ to their child. Don’t let your love ones suffer anymore! Lead them out through History On Autism program now!

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Autism Disorder – Disease, Disorder, Handicap or Disability?

Autism Disorder

As the parent of two young children with the Autism Spectrum Disorder, I suffer learned a lot since the original diagnosis amid my son. Like most people, Autism used to lead to the present shoppers affected by it lived in this own world. In my mind, I exhausted to associate the picture of “Rain Man” with ASD. Autism Disorder

Now, I now a lot more, thank God. Nowadays, when I mention the word “Autism” to others, the main questions that people tend to ask are: “What is Autism? Is it a disease? Will it get better? Isn’t it when people rock and are mentally challenged? Aren’t they in their own world?” Some of these questions are on the right path while others can be downright offensive and/or plain wrong. In fact, I even heard of people avoiding being near people with Autism simply because they thought it could be an infectious disease. Well, they could not be more wrong.

A disease is based either on a viral or bacterial infection, on the malfunctioning of body organs or even radiations. Its source is often exterior or eventually appears on its own as for ASD it is quite different. A disorder such as the Autism Spectrum Disorder is in fact a genetic condition that is part of the DNA of the individual as soon as the egg and the sperm cell became one, creating a new life. Autism Disorder

You see, the organs such as the brain even developed differently affecting its processing of information and managing all bodily functions. In some cases, like in my son’s, the brain also does not make enough Melatonin, which is the hormone that is responsible of both the cycle and quality of sleep. This is why often; individuals with ASD suffer from sleep problems. Since Autism is also physical, does it become a handicap?

Well, first of all, being a disorder which level of severity varies as it is on the spectrum, the effects on people’s lives vary as well. For example, my son is considered non-verbal which prevents him from communicating verbally his needs, questions and emotions and may even become a safety issue. In this case, I would say that Autism can be a handicap. My daughter, on the other hand, is verbal but has difficulty understanding questions. Autism Disorder

Well, as long as you say it differently, she will be able to give or understand a message. In her case, her problems with communication skills would be more of a disability. Don’t let your child suffer anymore! Lead your child out of his world through Autism Disorder program now!

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Young Children Autism – What are Some Signs of Autism in Young Children and Toddlers?

Young Children Autism

Everyday, the word “Autism” is becoming a great deal more consistently a household term. With the frequency of Autism on the rise, everyone looks to know a person affected by Autism in a couple of way. The current research on Autism shows that a well-trained professional can diagnose Autism when a child is around 18-months old. The research further states that it is difficult to diagnose a child before that age. However, a child with Asperger Syndrome or High Functioning Autism who might be talking at a young age and appear more typical, might not get diagnosed until school-aged.

The majority of the parents I have interacted with who have young children with Autism say that they could tell something was “different” with their child since he or she was a baby. With the rising popularity of Autism, more new parents worry about symptoms associated with Autism. The three main deficit areas for children with Autism include: social skills, communication, and behavior. Below is a summary of challenges young children with Autism typically demonstrate as toddlers. Social Skills: By this age, your child should be imitating words, using simple gestures (ex: waving ‘bye-bye’), and possibly smiling at people.

A child with Autism might have difficulty learning to interact with other people. A child with Autism also might not show an interest in social games like peek-a-boo or pat-a-cake. Young Children Autism

Communication: Approximately 40 percent of children with Autism do not talk. This is a major challenge for all children with Autism. Kids typically start saying their first words around 12 months. For children with Autism, they either do not develop words, they might only repeat what you say, or for 25-30 percent they might have words and then lose them at around 18 months to 2 years. For children with higher functioning Autism or Asperger Syndrome, they might develop language like typical children; however, they have difficulty using the language as other typically developing children might. Behavior: Young children with Autism will also frequently develop unusual behaviors such as repetitive motions.

Repetitive motions are actions repeated over and over again. An example of repetitive movement can be arm flapping or rocking side to side. This can also be referred to as “stimming”. Besides the repetitive movement, children with Autism might also thrive on routines. They want an activity or routine repeated the same way every time. If the routine is changed or interrupted a child with Autism might have a breakdown. Just remember, all children develop differently. This is a general guide, for more diagnostic information; talk with your child’s pediatrician. Don’t let your child suffer anymore! Lead your child out of his world through Young Children Autism program now!

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What Is Autism – Will You Try To Be Informed About Autism?

What Is Autism

Being informed about autism today, seems to be more clear and make more sense than many years ago. When I was younger, I never heard the word autism and if I did, I was not relating to it, and had no clue or idea what it meant.

Just what is autism and how can we try to be informed about the disorder or subject? Many people, including today, are not aware of what autism is. Autism has been defined as a physical disorder of the brain. Each child is different and the symptoms vary according to age and their abilities and sometimes their environment.

To understand autism and be informed to what it is, you need to understand the symptoms. What are the symptoms to be informed and relate to it? There are many symptoms and clues to what autism is, but you need to know these symptoms or at least some of them.

There is the inability of most children with autism that, they are limited to social skills.

They show no interest or very little interest, to interact with other children.

They do not understand verbal expression of emotions, or how relate to them.

Their eye contact is limited. What Is Autism

They seem to be happy in an isolated environment.

They have limited social skills to interact with other children or individuals.

They do not know how to communicate.

They love routine, not changes.

They sometimes do self-injury, banging head and have a spacial stare

To be informed about autism, you must read about it, be patient, persistent, network with other individuals who have children with autism. Join groups to share your information you have obtained.

Start, create, organize an autism book club, where you gather with friends, family and people who are interested about autism. Meet once a month or every two weeks at different homes of the people within the book club and discuss, review the books, information and take notes on the discussion to be informed. Share your experience with other individuals within the groups.

By doing these small things and being creative, you open the doors to new and better areas to continue to be informed on the different levels of autism.

I believe with all my heart, never give up on your child, no matter how frustrating it is, or difficult it may seem. When you become educated on autism, doors open to be more informed and you learn and grow and with time, your child with autism does not seem to be as frustrating as it was.

Believe in your self and your child. Never, never, give up. What Is Autism

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