They are: Autism Disorder, Asperger’s Disorder, Rett's disorder, Persuasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified, and Childhood disintegrative disorder. Autism can affect intelligence, motor skills and the ability to pay attention. People with autism have problems communicating both verbally and nonverbally. The severity of autism will range from mild to severe and will vary with each person. A person with autism may be sensitive to certain sounds or even just being touched.
Applied Behavior Analysis What is Autism? Autism is a neurological disorder delaying overall development and functioning. Children with autism generally experience prominent delays in the development of language, non-verbal communication, cognitive abilities, adaptive functioning, and social interaction. Children with autism often exhibit self stimulatory behavior such as spinning, rocking, hand flapping, or other peculiar motor behaviors. Autistic children can also be characterized by repetitive behavior and obsession with routine.
There are a lot thing this to why it exists. They include a change of a misdiagnosis, the chances of which some children becoming an adult form different forms of Autism than what they had when they was a child. Sometimes with a Autism child they can grow out the Autism mind set and can no longer meet the criteria of being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Some children who have no longer met the criteria of being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder are later diagnosed with attention deficit. Children that are diagnosed with Autism have their own disabilities and strengths.
(Tustin, 1972, p. 178) The indications and characteristi... ... middle of paper ... ...ng autism, autistic children most of the time have himerosal, mercury and neuro-developmental disorders as well that can not be found in normal children at the same time. The small differences in mercury exposure and detoxification ability drive huge differences in the brain development of small autistic children as compared to normal children. Children less than 5 years old with autism might repeat actions over and over again, and they might have trouble if family routines change. But he normal children of the same age don’t have such problems. References Fisher, James T. "CHARLIE'S WORLD : A family battles autism."
These include qualitative impairment in reciprocal social interaction, qualitative impairment of verbal and non-verbal communication and imaginative activity, and a markedly restricted repertoire of activities and interests. These criteria were used to select the autistic patients for most of these studies. The presenting symptomology of autistic children is the abnormal reciprocal soci... ... middle of paper ... ...ton, DC: American Psychiatric Association, 1987. Bauman, M. L., "Microscopic Neuroanatomic Abnormalities in Autism." Pediatrics.