Forward This essay discusses an important view concerning the differential diagnosis of infantile autism. As you will see, the symptomology common to autistic infants mimics that of severely retarded children in the early months of life. In addition, the identification of autism as a "disease" in infants is impeded by the lack of biological evidence to support such a diagnosis. Autism has, in multiple studies, been related to a multitude of organic dysfunction’s. These include everything from genetic markers to metabolic diseases.
(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.
Is medication truly worth the side effects? Diagnosing ADHD As the name implies, ADHD is typically characterized by two distinct sets of symptoms: inattention and hyperactivity / impulsivity. Although these problems usually occur together, one may be present without the other and still qualify for an ADHD diagnosis. Children are diagnosed with ADHD when they have met specific guidelines within these two categories. A number of parents observe signs of inattentiveness, restlessness, and impulsivity in their child even before their child starts school.
A child with Asperger’s Syndrome is capable of communicating, but due to their social and developmental impairments, they cannot appropriately communicate with their peers. On the other hand, a child with Autism lacks language skills and requires spec... ... middle of paper ... ...e a big difference to a child's eventual ability to interact with a non-autistic world (www.autism-help.org).” In conclusion, Pervasive Developmental Disorder categorizes five areas of the autism spectrum. Each area is unique and has its own characteristics as well as life expectancies. While one disorder may result in language impairments, another may be a chronic syndrome that an individual has to live with for the rest of their life. PDD-NOS is a term used to describe an individual who possesses autistic characteristics, but not specifically Autism.
He is unable to play with toys as a regular child his age and does repetitive movements with his toy that he has lined up. Autism is commonly labeled as a developmental handicap in the brain that impedes on normal communication and interaction within society. Children with autism exhibit minimal play skills and others have limited eye contact. They prefer to be alone, constantly have tantrums and laugh or cry for no apparent reason. They resist change and insist on sameness.
Based on this list, there are a certain number of symptoms from each category that suggest that a child should be tested for autism. According to an article written by Yong- Hwee Nah and his colleagues, “The Autism Detection in Early Childhood” was developed in 2007. Treatments for classic autism include an assortment of options such as speech and occupational therapy. Asperger’s disorder is one of the milder forms of autism in which people can still be high functioning. Children diagnosed with this disorder suffer from social isolation and have difficulties communicating.
However, there are steps that can be taken to ensure that the individual develops and thrives. Autism affects not only how an individual interacts and communicates with others but how they develop; there is no cure, but early diagnosis, treatment and behavioural support can alleviate the stress of living with autism. It must be understood that an early diagnosis plays a large role in choosing the appropriate treatment and behavioural support for a child with autism. There are signs and symptoms that can be recognized which should prompt a diagnosis. Generally speaking, symptoms of autism can begin to appear around the age of three.
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.
Autistic children can also be characterized by repetitive behavior and obsession with routine. Wide ranges of severity exist among those affected, for example, communication development can be displayed through complex language acquisition or the child may demonstrate no form of communication at all. A Parent's Perspective If you receive a diagnosis of Autism for your child, it can be devastating. Finding the appropriate help for your child can prove to be a painstaking endeavor. It is common for parents to receive conflicting, and/or erroneous information about the treatment of Autism from various professionals.
Michael Jerome McGregor Mrs. Bojanowski English 12 24 April 2014 Understanding the Life of Autism A baby boy is starting its first few months of life. The mother sees the child has symptoms that are different to a healthy baby. She worries because the baby doesn’t babble or respond to her voice. During the child's appointment with the doctor, the mother tells him that her baby is mostly silent and does not hear his name being called. The doctor takes a CAT scan of the boy's brain and notices that the child’s brain has abnormal brain functioning.