These students will have a speech barrier when trying to communi... ... middle of paper ... ...ead on hard surfaces, or using objects to hurt themselves. When an Autistic child is in a normal mood, they will show the signs of repetitive behavior. They will repeat the movements that they like, or verbally make the sounds that sooth them, or repeat words over and over that feels good for them to say. Having a routine is something that is a must for Autism children. Doing the same things over and over on a schedule can seem mundane to any other person, but with Autism if that routine is broken it will cause them to have high anxiety.
They do not effectively learn by imitation and generally use “echolalia” to communicate, which is just the repetition of a few words that persistently echoes the parents verbal behaviors. Self-stimulation is also seen in individuals with autism, taking the form of repetitive moves such as head banging, spinning, and rocking. They generally like things to be arranged a certain way and limit variety. They also show active aversion to auditory stimuli, children will cry at even the softest sounds one minute but then be oblivious to a loud noise the next. Intellectual ability is often impaired in individual with autism.
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.
“The main symptom, (among the three main symptoms) of ADHD is the inability to pay attention. Kids may have trouble listening to a speaker, following directions, finishing tasks, or keeping track of personal items. They may daydream often and make careless mistakes” (WebMD). These characteristics belong to all children which ask the question, emphatically, is childhood ADHD over diagnosed? Pertaining to children, the inability to pay attention is followed by hyperactivity and impulsiveness.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, normally abbreviated as ADHD, is a disorder in which a person has trouble paying attention and focusing on tasks, tends to act without thinking and has trouble sitting still. This condition may begin in early childhood and continue into adulthood. Without treatment ADHD can cause problems at home, school, work and any social gatherings. The disorder sparks up many controversies for the simple fact that the exact cause is not clear or more over not well understood. Because of the lack of information of how ADHD is caused, the most common controversy that this disorder brings is that many people believe that the disorder is not a realistic diagnosis because of the increasingly number of children being diagnosed on a daily basis.
Due to this developmental issue children can be thought of as being bad or unruly, but in reality they cannot help it. The reason it may seem that way is because the brain isn’t processing like it should be. The brain may be sending multiple messages to the body at one time or to the wrong places in the body which can cause children to seem bad. According to Autism Speaks Inc. (2015) there are multiple variances of autism. Although we know
Autism is a spectrum disorder. In the normal autism of early infancy there are the components from which this can take place but which are not developed. In 'total' pathological autism there has been such a profound arrest or regression that the building of this inner construct has been impeded or impaired so that the child is completely out of touch with the outside world and with people. Reaction to the outside world and people is in terms of bodily functions, organs and zones. (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.
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”).
Children with autism have extreme difficulty with change. The basis of struggles for most autistic children are any deviations from their original plan and any stress put on them (Autism Speaks Inc.). When families relocate, either by choice or necessity, autistic children really struggle. Facts show that people with autism have some sort of abnormality in their brain (Autism Speaks Inc.). Many researchers believe that the wiring of their brains are off, causing miscommunication between cells (Organization for Autism Reasearch).
In the recent decades, autism has been treated much more efficiently than it was when people first found out about autism and started trying to treat the condition. Currently, the earliest detection system is the school system which has been known to not be the best when it comes to the treatment of children in special education. Recently, there have been several improvements in the way that the system handles these children and they have been given more attention. In fact, children in the school system have been diagnosed much more frequently with autism in the recent years (Sullivan, 2013). The recent rise in autism identification has caused many studies to be performed over various aspects of autism.