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.
Many children are being diagnosed with autism, and in fact they are more often misdiagnosed. This is due to the fact that there are many mental disorders that have symptoms are very similar to autism, so therefore they are getting the wrong treatment for the illness. Autism is most difficult mental condition for doctor to diagnose a child with. In the first part of the article, Vahabzadeh works on establishing his ethos as a child psychiatrist.By having the difficult task of informing and explaining to a patient that their child is autistic. There are many questions surrounding autism.
Therefore, he is probably suffering from a condition that needs proper diagnosis and effective treatment plan. Diagnosis of Michael’s Condition: Based on the concerns raised by his mother and the doctor, Michael seems to be suffering from autism. Generally, children with autism have problems or difficulties in three major areas i.e. language, behavior, and social interaction (“Autism – Symptoms”, n.d.). However, since the symptoms and severity of the condition differ significantly, children with simila... ... middle of paper ... ...asure is function-based treatment approach that involves getting rid of the problem behavior and substituting it with more suitable behaviors that serve the same purpose (Schrader, n.d.).
The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (2011) talks about specific developmental delays like nervous system disabilities (Down Syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorders), sensory related disabilities (Congenital Rubella, Williams Syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome), metabolic disorders (Phenylketonuria, Hypothyroidism), and degenerative disorders (Rett Syndrome). Many of these developmentally delayed disorders are incurable but there are supportive programs in existence to help treat the negative effects caused by these disorders. Since the root of the disability is unable to be fixed, docto... ... middle of paper ... ...-intervention.html Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2011). Developmental Disabilities.
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).
In one study, parenting styles between parents with autistic children and parents with non-autistic children differed greatly in responses (Strid, 2013). This conclusion leads to the fact that families who have autistic children react differently to certain scenarios. Having an autistic child within the family can lead to several different scenarios involving the child, such as having difficulty maintaining order in the household or arguments concerning the welfare of the child. However, these circumstances can also lead to the child’s family becoming much more understanding towards people with autism (Jahromi, 2012). The ... ... middle of paper ... ...on regulation in the context of frustration in children with high functioning autism and their typical peers.
A chromosomal analysis is where doctors look at the number of chromosomes and see how they are affected. A electroencephalograph is where they place monitors on the patients scalp and see how much electrical activity occurs in the brain. A MRI can help detect autism because it sees how much brain activity is occurring. Most people believe that autism is a traumatic illness; however, this just demonstrates the many misconceptions about this disorder. Common signs of autism include; that the child may develop abnormally or be even be unresponsive to certain things, some might even have very bad tantrums or might have violent outbreaks.
They did come up with signs that can lead you to think your child has autism, so you can seek medical help and prevent harmful symptoms that can affect the child in the long run. Some of the symptoms that they saw the children showed w... ... middle of paper ... ...iagnosis becoming more powerful, public schools have found themselves searching to find methods to educate autistic children. Not only is it hard for schools to deal with the autistic children, but also the families have a struggle finding out that their child has autism. Parents of children with autism often suffer from stress and anxiety disorders. Dealing with children that are autistic places extraordinary demands on the parents that can be added over the usual parental daily work and responsibilities.
Right now, new research for medicines that affect autism at the cellular level shows a promising lead to a new treatment for those in need. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes define autism spectrum disorder as, “a range of complex neurodevelopment disorders, characterized by social impairments, communication difficulties, and restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped patterns of behavior”. Social impairment is the main mark of a child with ASD. Milestones not being met during infancy, such as responding to name, babbling or pointing by the age of one is often a sign that a child may have ASD. There are no medical test to determine if a child has autism so evaluations, questionnaires and other screening measures are used.
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