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.
Have you ever heard of the term ASD? What are your thoughts when you see a child in public who is misbehaving? Well the two of these questions might be linked together. ASD is better known as autism spectrum disorder which is a disorder of the development in the brain according to Autism Speaks Inc. (2015). Due to this developmental issue children can be thought of as being bad or unruly, but in reality they cannot help it.
(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. If a child is suspected to have autism, then the process should be taken very seriously to either rule out autism or make a definite diagnosis and get treatment started. REFERENCE Helpguide.org 2013- A parent’s guide to symptoms and diagnosis of Autism Spectrum- Autism Spectrum Disorder. Retrieved November 10, 2013 from: http://www.helpguide.org/mental/autism_spectrum.htm Nih.gov- National Institute of Mental Health- What is Autism Spectrum Disorder. Retrieved November 10, 2013 from: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/autism-spectrum-disorders-pervasive-developmental-disorders/index.shtml Proctor B. P, Young-Adams P. A.
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.
They look at the child’s behavior to make a diagnosis” (www.cdc.gov). Some parents are in denial with this disease and will not get the early intervention that could help. We need to educate as much as possible about autism. Autism is a lifelong condition and with early detection, intervention and therapy. This can help to increase skills and abilities to help children grow and reduce the symptoms cause by this
These children also experience language delays that cause them to speak at a toddler level as grade school children and often as an adolescent in adulthood. They have trouble with pronu... ... middle of paper ... ...overies made about autism have helped to shed light on some genetic beliefs as well as, the dangers of some environmental factors, such as, pesticides, metals, and pollutants. Although the study of autism is still very broad there are organizations such as CHARGE and other researchers that are trying to pinpoint more direct causes. Due to the large variety of contributing factors this goal will prove extremely difficult. Adults looking to conceive cannot control the genetic factors, however being aware of the environmental contributors can help to prevent exposure to them.
One study involved collecting data on 943, 664 children under the age of 10 for the duration of 7 years, and it was found that 818 of them developed autism3. Children who have siblings affected with autism have a risk that is 22 times hig... ... middle of paper ... ... A New Direction for Research. Environmental Health Perspectives 108, 401-404 (2000) 3. Lauritsen, M.B., Pedersen, C.B., Mortensen, P.B. Effects of familial risk factors and place of birth on the risk of autism: A nationwide register-based study Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines 46, 963-971 (2005) 4.
History of Autism, ASD, and AD Leo Kanner, a doctor at Johns Hopkins Hospital and the first self-described child-psychiatrist, first described what we now know to be autism in his 1943 paper titled, "Autistic Disturbances of Affective Contact." He described a disorder similar to, but distinct from childhood schizophrenia. Autism, taken from symptoms of schizophrenia, described withdrawn symptoms or social interaction problems, and was included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 3rd Ed. (DSM-III) under the name Infantile Autism in 1980. This was later changed to autism in the revised DSM-III in 1987.
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).
ASD individuals may find it hard to communicate and socialize with others around them. However, because each child is unique, they have their own unique abilities and ways of responding to new experiences. Other issues children with ASD have include; anxiety, sleeping problems, and learning disabilities. Those who are diagnosed with ASD or any other disability are usually judged and bullied. In the documentary Violet’s mother says she is afraid of her child being labeled and underestimated because she is diagnosed with autism.