Despite having autism, he was able to understand given math problems, knows how to spell words perfectly, and had a pretty big vocabulary for his age. However, he saw a word he didn 't know he got really frustrated. He felt very confused and felt that he was inferior to the other kids for not knowing a few words. His school work was like every other normal kid, about average. When it came to school work that required reasoning, he became utterly confused on the given assignment and decides to give up on it. This shows that Sean wants to be as smart as possible but he decides to block himself from trying to learn things that he can’t comprehend which is a bit understandable considering that this is occurring at such a young age. This behavior of his occurs again when Sean reaches his adolescence. He would ignore the things he didn’t know how to do or understand by either lying saying he knew how to do it or by saying things that were off topic. He was becoming even more aware of this behavior and his parents (Judy and Ron) were afraid he wouldn’t be able to do things like normal kids(drive a car, playing a musical instrument, sports,
In this paper, I will be explaining what Autism is and what are the symptoms. I will also be explaining the treatment that is used to help with autism related symptoms and how proper oral care is needed in the autism community.
Introduction: "How many of you have spoke your first word before kindergarten?" "Or did you learn how to read and write at an early age?" Some children have a hard time communicating to express their needs. Others might have trouble with certain skills such as daily living skills ranging from doing laundry and cleaning the house to dressing themselves. Most children are struggling academically in several subjects such as writing, mathematics, reading, art, and so on. Also, some children are very sensitive to certain things around them such as enormous crowds and lights
Autism Spectrum Disorder is a brain-based developmental disorder that involves multiple abnormal perceptual, cognitive, linguistic and social behaviors. With rates of Autism Spectrum Disorder rising, it is important that we improve our understanding of the causes of the disorder and become more culturally aware and sensitive to screening for the disorder in order to find effective interventions. Understanding of the current clinical picture, etiology and treatment of ASD will be discussed.
There are many types of therapy one could undergo for this disorder, but in Dwight’s case, I believe the best option would be Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). CBT will help Dwight regulate his emotions, developing his impulse control, and improve his behavior. Many that deal with this form of autism tend to struggle with depression and anxiety. This therapy can help him deal with those struggles by changing his perception or thoughts throughout change in cognition. A therapist can help reduce Dwight’s obsessive behavior and outbursts, while helping him learn to manage his feelings. In addition to CBT, I believe medication could also help him deal with the anxiety he suffers
Purpose: The purpose of this speech is to persuade a parent whose child has received a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder to provide their child with critical early life intervention therapy as well as educate the parent on ABA therapy in addition to touching on a handful of other possible therapies. After delivering this speech, I want my audience to understand why early intervention will provide their child with the best chance of matriculation into society later in life. I want to prompt every audience member to research further therapies available as treatment for their child’s disorder and ultimately decide to enroll their child in a therapy.
The German philosopher Nietzsche once said, “That which does not kill us, make us stronger”, and in many instances this is exactly the case. In most every instance of tragedy or hardship, the people affected must either yield to or rise above their situation, and in rising above, develop or display extraordinary and exemplary traits uniquely fitted to dealing with that situation. As a result, without adversity, these talents would be left unused. There are instances in which people crack under the pressure or sink to the expectations of their situation, but, depending on the character of the person involved, they may take the situation and use it to better themselves. It is a unique opportunity to utilize or develop traits that often remain
The three distinctive behaviours of Autism are: Repetitive behaviours, problems with verbal and nonverbal communication and social interaction. When parents realize that their child has autism they should be emotionally strong. Being consistent in your child’s learning environment is very key to reinforce learning. Also they should be able to find non-verbal ways to communicate with their child. You just have to learn their language of communication. Human beings with autism have said that the world, to them, appears to be a mass of events, people and places which they contend to make sense of, and which can cause them considerable anxiety. To be specific relating and understanding to other people, and taking part in everyday social life and family may be a bit challenging for them. Other people appear to know, intuitively, how to communicate and interact with each other, and some people with autism may wonder why they are different. People with autism have challenges with both non-verbal and verbal language. Many of them have a literal understanding of language, and think people always mean exactly what they say. They find it often too difficult to understand: common phrases and saying, jokes and sarcasm and facial expressions or tone of voice. There are standard healthcare services designed to maintain the health and well-being of individuals with autism. They comprise of a wide range of treatments and therapies which are accepted and used by the majority of health care professionals. Service-based interventions include interventions supporting people with autism in education, employment and social care
In the release of the DSM-5, autism and autism spectrum disorder fall under the same category to be diagnosed as ASD (What is). A person who has autism could have the signs and symptoms such as lack of interest with others, preoccupation with a specific topic of interest, a strong need for sameness and routines, sensory problems, uneven cognitive abilities etc. These symptoms and signs vary widely between every individual. Individuals with autism can share the same diagnosis but can be different when it comes to the abilities and behavioral tendencies. Ten percent of autistic people can have a special skill called a “savant” skill where they excel in areas such as mathematics, have feats of memory, and artistic and musical abilities (Autism). The causes of autism is unknown, but some research within the past few years have shown that some rare gene mutations of changes can be associated with autism. Some research can conclude that the risk of autism can be increased due to environmental stress (What
How hard is it to say that a child will never really progress further with intervention? Whether or not treating a child past the points of progress have been an ethical issue surrounding Occupational Therapy. There are few studies in the stagnancy of progress with children, so making a decision, while partially uninformed can be quite difficult. A 2004 National Center for Biotechnology Information Study found that waiting to see if further treatment will yield success can be detrimental to the psyche of not only the child but also the parents. This brings forth a critical decision of whether to continue heightening the hopes of a family in distress or to inform the family that treatment is futile. There is a major concern about the welfare
Throughout the USA there has been many cases of autism with more than 3.5 million people living with it. 1 in 68 children have been diagnosed with autism. Making parents struggle on whether to rely on antipsychotic drugs to repress some of the symptoms. In Emmilie Buchanan-Whitlock article What are psychotropic drugs doing to autistic children?, reflects through stats, personal accounts and medical terms how psychotropics are effective on repressing autism symptoms and how it doesn’t determine the Quality of life of the child that uses it. Although psychotropics like risperidone and aripiprazole are effective in repressing irritably and withdrawal, it’s not enough to go against a big scope like autism. Presently there are no medical drugs that
Joseph White is a student in an inclusion classroom in the 3rd grade at a private institute in Quincy, MA. Joseph was diagnosed with autism at a young age and has adapted to him new classroom setting “exceptionally” according to his mother. His mother stated that within a short period of time, Joseph has made gains in all academic areas.
Regarding the issue of Autism, there are families throughout the world that have members of their family affected by this disability. The early behavioral treatment for the affected one involves the entire family working together with a team of professionals. The U.S Department of Health have made big changes to help Americans with Autism. The Autism Cares Act of 2014 was a bill that reauthorized research and educational activities related to Autism. There are also Autism insurance reform laws that have been enacted in 46 out of the 50 states, which makes insurance companies have plans that can cover autism treatments. Autism services cost U.S. citizens $236-262 billion annually (Facts and Statistics). Autism is a developmental disability that typically appear during childhood and can affect the person’s ability to communicate and can affect their interaction with others. The new rate that is diagnosed for Autism in children is 1 in 68, an increase of more than 100% in one decade (10 Years of Progress). Autism is one of the fastest growing disabilities in the world. The autism disability has been diagnosed to children, teens, and adults all around the world, there is not a specific location that is unaffected by it. Around the 1940s, the researcher Leo Kanner used the word “autism” to describe the behavior of the children he studied (Bhargava).
Up to this moment, there is no scientifically proven treatment that could cure autism; however, there are some available treatments that showed positive results. The first and most significantly used one is drug therapy. Plenty of drugs are being prescribed widely to cure ASD, and some of them have proven positive effectiveness. For example, psychoactive drugs and anticonvulsants are common drugs when we talk about ASD. Particularly, fluoxetine (Prozac) and sertraline (Zoloft) are approved by the FDA for children age 7 (4). Secondly, special educational programs are also useful when it comes to treating ASD. Because ASD affects people’s minds, special education programs must be used to teach them how to interact, communicate and work. Hopefully that would help them to acquire good jobs in the future. The third treatment that has been used a lot is behavioral therapy, and usually there are no real attempts for this therapy even with its great effectiveness. It focuses on making the autistic person’s surrounding environment, convenient, and how he or she is involved in it. In fact, this type of therapy has proved that it can decrease the severity of the symptoms, and it can help the patients to live a better
In Joint Attention in Children with Autism (2004) describes the definition of joint attention in typically developing children and how we can use strategies in children with autism in order to teach joint attention to young children with autism. Around nine months of age, typically developing children begin to engage in joint attention, an early social communicative behavior in which two people share attentional focus on an object or event ( Bakeman & Adamson, 1984). A deficit in joint attention is one of the first symptoms that we can see in children with autism before one year of age and before of any diagnosis (Baron-Cohen, Allen, & Gillber, 1992; Charman et al., 1998; Osterling & Dawson, 1994). An important point is that according to Charman