There are many questions surrounding autism. There is a lot of confusion where it comes from. Some believe in is from inoculations, but there is still lack of evidence I can sympathize and I can also relat... ... middle of paper ... ...is no known cause or cure. In order to shed light on this issue there is a strong need for answers. However, in most all cases children are either going undiagnosed, or being diagnosed with another condition that has similar symptoms to autism.
Although som... ... middle of paper ... ...Doctors, scientists and researchers have studied family genetics, damage to genes during prenatal development and they have also taken a closer look at disorders related to autism. Like any other major disability, a family that bears a child with autism is more likely to have a recurrence, but this has not been the majority case. Because of the lack of known cause in developing autism, treatment has been futile. There are no medications specific in the treatment of autism or it’s many disorders, although a lot of the aggressive behaviors can be controlled with the use of psychotropic and antihypertensive medications. Along with these few medications, intense therapy and consistent routines have proven to be the best method in helping an autistic child to learn how to function in a society and interact appropriately with their environment and social surroundings.
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.
Whether it be a child or an adult, those with autism have a very hard time communicating and maintaining relationships with others people. For children with Autism, their brains will always process information differently than children’ brains who are without the Autism Spectrum Disorder. According to reports made by the American Psychological Association, the Autism Spectrum Disorder is the utmost severe developmental disability for an individual to carry. Autism Spectrum Disorder generally shows it’s first signs in a child before the child even reaches the age of three and the signs will persist and increase throughout his/her lifespan. Some children with autism will either speak very little or not at all.
If both parents carry the gene for autism the percentage for the child to carry it is very high, much higher than if only one parent carried it. In conclusion if you know you have this gene in your family, getting genetic counseling before having children would be a wise decision. Children with this disease cannot live a normal life and everyday functions are very difficult for people living with autistic spectrum disorder. AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER 2 Autism... ... middle of paper ... ...d with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD). Support For Learning, 27(1), 38-41.
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.
A direct cause for autism has not yet been determined. Most studies have found that there is a combination of genetic and environmental factors that contribute to the development of autism, but no one factor causes it on its own. There are genetic factors and environmental factors that contribute to autism as well as a combination of both, in which case, an environmental factor may trigger a genetic factor of autism. Autism Spectrum Disorder is characterized by delays in developmental learning, impaired social skills, and lingual setbacks. Children who develop autism often have mental deficits that cause them to act many years younger than their age.
The study and research pertaining to autism is very broad and inlcudes more than just autism itself. A child with an autistic disorder is hard to identify becuase autism is not easliy seen. Autsim is more of a mental and social disorder; it doesn’t really have anyting to do with a physical outlook. The autism disorder doesn’t only deal with autism; there are five other primary disorders involved with autism. When screening a child for autism; they will find out if any other disorders should be diganosed.
Children with Autism Abstract By identifying autism, many other facts are then discovered including the different effects of autism and the way it can be treated. Children with autism will mostly always experience language problems, restricted interests and activities, as well as sensory and intellectual problems. This occurs because of a brain disorder that influences the way the brain uses the information. Although some children with autism do not speak at all, that doesn’t mean that none of the patients speak. Some may repeat words or mimic sentences or phrases they have observed from someone else.
Although there is no present cure, treatment options, such as medication and therapeutic activities, are available to improve the patient’s quality of life. Autism Spectrum Disorder is a disorder that can be detrimental to the infected individual. Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Autism are both general terms for a group of lifelong neurological growth disorders. These disorders are often characterized by an individual’s difficulty in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication, and repetitive behaviors. Recently, genetic specialists have identified a number of rare gene mutations and crossovers associated with autism (The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).