However, in most all cases children are either going undiagnosed, or being diagnosed with another condition that has similar symptoms to autism. In instances of a misdiagnoses, children are going untreated for the wrong condition and this will not rectify the situation but make it worse. Although, many scientists are working hard to finding a solution and once they do families who are affected by this can have a sense of hope and comfort they will be able to help their child deal with autism as a condition not a problem.same paragraph as above Works Cited Vahabzadeh, M.D.. "What Causes Autism Spectrum Disorder?." The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, 5 Aug. 2013.
Autism: A Disorder of Conflicting Causes and Treatments Despite its 50 year-old diagnosis, autism is still one of the mostly commonly contracted and rarely treated childhood diseases. Studies suggest that as many as 1 in 500 children may display autistic symptoms. Manifestations of this disability include the stereotypical physical contortions and hand-flapping motions commonly associated with autism, as well as inability to relate to the outside world, limited social skills, lack of concentration, and hypersensitivity to certain stimuli-particularly noise (1). Perceived causes include poor fetal development, genetics, allergies, and a lack of crucial enzymes. Because for many years the disorder was thought to be a result of poor parenting, only recent studies have begun any attempts to identify the causes of childhood autism.
There is no cure for Autism, but with rigorous treatment, children with the disorder can have different lives, if management was not available. Autism spectrum disorders fit in to an umbrella classification of five childhood-onset conditions known as pervasive developmental disorders. Most people think of autism spectrum disorders as Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder. Childhood disintegrative disorder and Rett Syndrome are the other pervasive developmental disorders that are not commonly thought of. Because both are extremely rare genetic diseases, they are usually considered to be separate medical conditions that don't truly belong on the autism spectrum.
Signs of an ASD (autism spectrum disorder) can include repeating motions like rocking or spinning, the repetition of words or phrases, and delays in learning to talk (Bhargava). There have been specialized observations formulated to determine whether a child has autism or another condition. Children with autism may avoid eye contact, physical touch, or get upset by minor changes in environment and routine (Bhargava). Even with infants, it is possible to detect signs of autism by observing how he/she interacts with the world (Bhargava). During the first year, a child with an ASD may not turn to his/her mother’s voice or respond to his/her own name (Bhargava).
When a child is seeming to lack socialization skills, not able to communicate, or show strange repetitive behavior continuously; the child should be tested. There is not a pin pointed cause of ASD, but it many researchers believe it has something to do with defected genes or incomplete development of the baby’s brain. (Proctor, Young- Adams 2013) If autism is caught when it in its very early stages it make a big difference and may help improve cognitive and social skills. More test are being added to the testing of the autism diagnostic schedule to ideally detect the disorder at around eighteen months. (NIH 2013) Mainly autism is diagnosed in two category, autistic (classic autism) or autism ... ... middle of paper ... ...en the same age, but they become frightened of having their child labeled and what others are going to say.
Autism is a disorder that affects an individual’s communication skills, social skills, and way of thinking and comprehending things (WebMD). Autism is a lifelong disorder that does not go away with age. Some signs of autism include inability to speak, jumping up and down or rocking back and forth repetitively, sensitivity to noise, avoiding eye contact, avoiding social interactions, etc., (WebMD). In the United States, more males are diagnosed with autism than females (Hartzell, 2012). There are many people who believe that certain vaccines cause autism, specifically the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine (Kirkland, 2012).
Autism Autism or PPD (pervasive developmental disorder) is defined by the Columbia encyclopedia as a rare neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by the inability to relate to and perceive the environment in a realistic manner. The onset of the disorder is in infancy or early childhood, generally before the age of thirty months, and males are affected four times as often as females. Symptoms include impairment in social interaction, fixation on inanimate objects, inability to communicate normally, and resistance to changes in daily routine (Anthes, 1997). Characteristics of Autism Diagnosing Autism is based on four characteristics: difficulty with language, abnormal responses to sensory stimuli, resistance to change and difficulty with social interaction. ?Other characteristics of autism may include: making the same repetitive motion for hours, repeating a sound or phrase, inability to hold a conversation, practicing unusual play patterns, and extreme sensitivity to sound and touch?
The boy is autistic. His mother and father have been battling his lack of communication and motor functioning for years. Autism may seem like a condition in isolation, but people have come to believe that the prevalence of Asperger Syndrome has grown in recent years. In the United States, it is concluded that 1 in 252 girls and 1 in 54 boys are pronounced autistic (“What is Autism?”). Identified as a developmental brain disorder, autism affects approximately 1 in 110 children living in the United States (Aldridge).
Inanimate objects also fascinate autistic children, though they do not use them as they are intended. They will play with a single toy for hours at a time. Autism was once thought to be the result of cold and distant parents. If the mother disliked or did not want the baby, it was thought that the baby knew this and would enclose itself in its own world. That theory has now been disproven and many scientists now believe autism is caused by -1- genetics and/or illnesses.
The cause of autism has not yet been fully determined, but it is not caused by vaccines; it is usually caused by genetics, metabolic or neurological factors, or lastly problems that occurred during birth. nces are. But the main theory that many people think causes autism is vaccines. Although vaccines are supposed to prevent disease, people think there is a chemical in them which causes autism, but this theory is false! The cause of autism has not yet been fully determined, but it is not caused by vaccines; it is usually ca... ... middle of paper ... ...ight be getting into a mainstream school without to much of a shadow.