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.
The exact cause of autism is still unknown although there are many factors that play a role in it for example mother’s weight, teratogens and genetics. There is prenatal diagnosis of autism known as chromosomal microarray (CMA), the technology detects copy number variations (CNVs) — deletions or duplications of stretches of DNA that are too small to be seen using a microscope. CNVs have been increasingly linked to psychiatric and other disorders, including autism and schizophrenia (Emily Singer, 2012). This genetic disease runs in my family; it is on my mother’s side and my father’s side, as most cases of autism we don’t know whether it is from genetic or environmental causes, or both. 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.
Autism spectrum disorders are much more common than previously believed. Parents of a child with Autism face many challenges in order to cope with the situation and improve the quality of life of children with autism. So, family’s awareness of Autism signs and treatment must be established. Parents should consult specialists when doubt that their child has signs of ASD. Although many techniques and treatments exist now that can help relieve the pain and suffering of autism, parents need to learn the strategies that facilitate dealing and supporting a child with Autism.
Most Autistic children have different abilities and task they can and can not do, It is important to raise awareness for children with Autism. Most people do not realize how many children are diagnosed with Autism. Autistic children are not always the same, there are children diagnosed with different types of Autism. According to Autism Speaks, “Autism appears to have its roots in very early brain development. However, the most obvious signs of autism and symptoms of autism tend to emerge between 2 and 3 years of age” (“What Is Autism”).
I. Introduction: Neurological disorders are complex in nature and often the least understood. Given the recent boom in imaging technology and other diagnostic methods, it is now possible to see more clearly into the scope of neurological development and accurately determine the etiology of these diseases. One of such disorders is Autism; a multifactorial condition impairing normal brain development. It affects many aspects of development, including social behavior, cognitive ability and communication skills1 and is commonly diagnosed in children before the age of three1.
PDD is a general category that includes Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Rett Syndrome, Childhood Disintegrative Disorder, and PDD-NOS. These disorders exhibit a range of patterns and characteristics, proving that no child is the same. While one child may be high-functioning, another may completely lack language skills. These five developmental disorders are commonly known as Autism Spectrum Disorders. “The most common are Autism, Asperger's syndrome and Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS) (www.learningdisabilitiesinfo.com).” Severe Autism, Rett Syndrome, and CDD are usually recognized before a child reaches the age of three.
Most cases of autism, however, appear to be caused by a combination of autism risk genes and environmental factors influencing early brain development”(1). Education is important to somebody who has Autism. Children who are diagnosed autistic are taught in... ... middle of paper ... ...care Research and Quality. (August, 2012). Interventions for Adolescents and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Some recent evidence suggests that, based on parents’ reports, sensory-perceptual abnormalities may be among the first signs of autism Rhone p. 2 (Lord, McGee 94). This symptom is a neurological disorder, making it difficult for the brain to process information from the senses, therefore the individual diagnosed with autism or Asperger’s Syndrome seem to be unaffected by pain. Some can be over or under-sensitive when it comes to touch. Lacking t... ... middle of paper ... ...eatments have a vast effect on the people that possess these disorders and those who are surrounded by it. Early intervention and proper treatment is crucial for improving both severe and mild symptoms therefore, parents need to be attentive to any developmental interruptions that may suggest autism.
Symptoms defining the autism spectrum include, “difficulty maintaining eye contact or looking directly at objects of interest; repetition of sounds or physical motions; difficulty adapting to changes in environment or schedule; and inability to understand and participated in “make believe” scenarios” (“Autism” 1-2). However, before the autism spectrum came about, the disorder itself had ... ... middle of paper ... ...the world moves forward to discover new technologies and advances in medicine, new autism treatments are being revealed as well. Unfortunately not all of these treatments are considered effective and or respectable. Autism Speaks Incorporated and the National Autism Center are two of the most respectable sources for families who have children with autism to search for possible treatment options suitable for their children. Both these organizations list applied behavioral analysis one of the most successful treatment options.
8) Having the basic history of autism will let people understand where and how Dr. Leo Kanner had come across the disability. Some people have never heard about autism and the treatments that go into helping someone with autism. The three main points that will be discussed are treatment, prognosis, and the quality of life. Having a child with autism can make life difficult but with therapy and treatment children with autism can grow to be what society calls normal. With a child who has been diagnosed as autistic, this starts the wheels turning of what is to do next.