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
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.
Temple Grandin was born in 1947, at age two she was diagnosed with autism. Throughout her childhood she had a hard time speaking to others, but music was a great help with her. When Temple listened to music she was relaxed and calm. This lead to her listening to music most of the time she was by herself. Since then she has learned ways to keep her mind off of her disability (“The My Hero Project”). Temple Grandin raises awareness about autism in her literature works including Thinking in Pictures, Animals in Translation and “Different But No Less”.
I cannot express enough how overwhelmed and surprised I was while reading this book. It opened my eyes and mind to things beyond my imagination. The more I dug into the mind of Higashida, the more I learned about autism and the people around me. Higashida does an amazing job at explaining what it is like in the mind of a person with autism, “many children with autism do not have the means to express themselves” (pg. 4). Naoki is the voice of so many people, and we are finally being able to hear
“Autism doesn’t come with a manual. It comes with a parent who doesn’t give up.” In the book, “There’s a Boy in Here” by Judy and Sean Barron, Sean is diagnosed with autism(a mental condition portrayed by trouble in conveying and framing associations with other individuals and in utilizing dialect and conceptual ideas) and his mother, Judy Barron, has helped her son overcome the obstacles that have he had to go through his whole entire life.
Intended Audience: My perfect audience would be parents and family members in relation to a young child, between the ages of eighteen months and three years old, that has recently been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Parents and family members with a child of any age would also benefit from the information delivered in this speech although older children may not receive such impactful results.
A 12-year-old boy diagnosed with autism was told he was not equal to his classmates. He had a hard time identifying social cues and a difficult time speaking, thus he was labeled “weird” and “an outsider”. The young boy did not like the way he was feeling or being treated so he decided to do something about it. He knew his peers did not know or understand anything about the subject of Autism. So, on Autism Awareness Day he asked his teacher if it would be alright to share a powerpoint covering the topic of autism. This opened everyone up to a whole new world. He started to become accepted as a student just like them. He even made some friends along the way. Not only did he help people understand just him, but all the other students attending his school with autism. His goal in life is to help the world gain a knowledge and understanding of autism in the hopes that people will be more accepting of others.
Temple Grandin is a triumphant film about the incredible true story of a girl with autism whose unacknowledged smarts led her to become a professor and published writer. In the film, we see Temple’s behavior as a child, how her mother was blamed and told that Temple should be institutionalized. The viewer is shown the way that Temple views the world, in the form of sounds, pictures and angles. It shows her overcoming both internal aspects of her disease and external factors like bullying through high school, college, and post grad work. Temple has Autism, a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects social interaction and development. Autism has a very wide range of symptoms, it’s on a spectrum. The defining characteristics of the disorder
Many people with autism ought to validate themselves with regard to their capabilities with an aim to improve their esteem. However, I think that the novel portrays a misunderstanding on the patterns of reason on autism patients. For example, Huddon says, “ So I carried on walking. And I could feel the feeling like a balloon inside my chest, and it hurt, and I covered my ears with my hands, and I went and stood against the wall of a little shop which said:" (Haddon pg 208). This quote carries along with it much confusion and the character as drawn is that of a confused
Sometimes Autism can go unnoticed in our daily lives, but knowing the signs can help us to identify someone with Autism and be more understanding if they don’t look us in the eye when talking or if they do the same thing over and over again. Knowing the causes of Autism gives each of us the opportunity to step in and take the precautions that decrease the chances of Autism occurring. The biggest thing you can do to assist someone with Autism as far as treatment is to help them cope with the changes around them and understand that nothing can hold them back but themselves.
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.
Daniel, who is almost three isn't able to verbalize, has strange behaviors such as walking on his tippy toes, has little to no interest in emotions, or the presence of others. His interests are very much restricted and fixated on one toy, Thomas the train. His mother has a hard time accepting that he doesn't love her the way her other child does. Melanie says “ He will not speak or look at me while I sound out words for him. It appears a deliberate effort, this turning away, for he seems to search for everything but my face, my eyes that seek him out, my lips that produce the words that I am so desperate for him to try” (Leimbach,38). One of the key aspects of autism is not displaying joint attention because they don't understand social interaction, eye contact and how important it is. According to ASHA Daniels, characteristics are normal for his diagnosis ASHA writes autistic kids, “have social, communication and language problems. They also have restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, or activities, such as flipping objects, echolalia, or excessive smelling or touching of objects. Autism may be mild or severe. All children with autism don't have the exact same problems. Children with autism may have the following social and communication skills and common behaviors”
Rob and Judy Barron’s first born child was autistic. Since early childhood, Sean was totally antiphonal to affection and direction. Also, he was full of range, destructive and hyperactive. In her befuddlement and foiling,
I had a good week in the schools this week. On Tuesday, I shadowed Mr. Michael and David. We went through morning meeting and then the three of the five centers before giving David a break in Ms. Lantz’s room. After the break, we went back to his 2nd grade room for snack before gym.
It has become common today that many Americans have given up on children who have autism. Teachers have even claimed that some kids with autism would never be able to speak, and read. Teachers, and schools for many years have placed autistic children in special-ed classes, and have considered them retarded. For years the parents of these children have been swept of there hope to find a way of giving their child what we consider a normal life. Kristine Barnett has found a way of giving these parents that hope they once lost. Kristin, and her son Jake, who was diagnosed with autism before the age of three, have been an inspiration to family’s around the world who have dealt with the same problems as them. Kristine shared her story by creating a book named The Spark since then many parents have stopped relying so much on schools, and teachers to help them give their kids a normal childhood. Schools and Teachers need to do their part to give these students the opportunity that every other student gets. My point is that students with autism shouldn 't be in special-ed classes.