Steve Silberman, being the author of "NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity," is most likely a credible advocate for autistic individuals. However, this could pivot his argument to be biased given he would be predisposed to promote improved life conditions and fair representation for people on the spectrum. In the same way, he could also be working to discredit Autism Speaks by solely stating all of the negative things they have done in order to prove his argument. As a result, the reader could come to believe that the author is not telling the whole truth. Though the author did not consider the opposing side as in depth as his own, he still was able to carry his argument through the use of stylistic techniques
It is well known that the cerebellum is an information processor. Our neocortex (the part of the brain that controls higher thought) does not receive information unfiltered. There are critical steps that have to happen between when external information is detected by our brain and when it reaches the neural cortex. In Autism, something in that process goes wrong and one thing could be that sensory information is not processed correctly in the cerebellum.” Utilizing unadulterated information from Autism Speaks thoroughly describes the particular region of the brain as it relates to autism, according to www.autismspeaks.org.
Roger was 4 years, 4 months and is diagnosed with pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS). His communication consisted of single words and a few echolalic three word phrases. Dylan was 5 years, 1 month and diagnosed with autism. His communication consisted of 2 to 3 word phrases, which were mainly echolalic. Both participants were given their diagnosis from a prior multidisciplinary clinic specializing in autism, where the assessment included areas in cognition, developmental interviews with parents, adaptive behavior measurements, observations, and autism-specific measures.
Systems theory is one of the theories that support the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). “Systems theory offers a way of thinking in an organized integrated way about reciprocal interactions among the system’s member” (Greene, 1999, pg. 222). Systems theory focuses on how people interact with their environment. The theory provides an understanding of the interactions among the micro, mezzo, and macro levels of a person’s life. The microsystems that are affected are the individual, the family, and other relationships.
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. 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.
3) Outline how Katagiri and his colleagues narrow (delimit) the scope of their review of the literature on autism spectrum disorder. How does this review assist the authors in the development of a cohesive rationale and testable hypothesis? Are the arguments persuasive regarding the purpose and importance of the research study? Why, or why not? Katagiri and his colleagues narrow the scope of their review of the literature on autism spectrum disorder by finding the problem in changing attention from a local level to a global level with two hypotheses.
This assignment will focus on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) as an intervention that aims to reduce the challenges experienced by some people with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Tony Attwood, clinical psychologist states that whilst an individual with Autism can have ‘considerable intellectual ability, ‘there is invariably confusion and immaturity with regard to feelings.’ (Attwood, 2015). CBT focuses on the individual’s development and recognition of emotions and feelings, both their psychological and physiological manifestations, aiming to teach individuals how to recognise and identify dysfunctional or negative thought patterns. ‘It is a psychotherapeutic intervention aimed at enabling an individual to understand the thoughts and feelings
In her book, Understanding Autism through Rapid Prompting Method, Soma Mukhopadhyay outlines some of the more recent research done in the field of brain research and autism. A brief summary of this research follows below. Although small and helpless, an infant is actually a complex system of sensory organisms, including over 100 billion neurons which work continually in order to perform diverse and important functions. With time, these varied functions begin to connect into organized systems that allow for the growing child to develop and perform expected age-appropriate activities.
Firstly, the introduction mentioned a lot about people who have autism spectrum disorder and their potential connection to developmental prosopagnosics in terms of facial recognition. However, the entire introduction talking about the parallelism of the two disorders seemed irrelevant given the fact that there was no mention of autism spectrum disorders after the introduction. Furthermore, it almost was confusing because it leads readers to believe that the researchers would also be looking at autism spectrum disorders. When looking at the information that the researchers provided it seems as though it may be difficult to replicate given that the information is limited. Although there were a few points that were a bit unnecessary and confusing, the overall organization was intuitive and followed a logical
The CDC estimates that the prevalence of autism among children in the United States is 1 in 68 at age of 3. This 2016 report found that about 43% of children have been giving some form of evaluation to detect comprehensive development at age 3. Caucasian children continue to be diagnosed with higher rates of autism in comparison with African American and Latino children (CDC, 2017). The increasing percentage of autism over the last 5-10 years has made it obvious that immediate action must be taken and be continued by researchers in order to attain appropriate interventions for future
The topic of autism is something that has been very popular in the past few years in the news. Most people claim to know someone effected by the autism spectrum disorder because research has shown that the rates of autism spectrum disorders are rising steadily most likely due to better diagnosis and detection (The autism enigma, 2011; Eigsti & Shapiro, 2003). With so many more cases being diagnosed each year, there has been a considerable amount of research done on the topic due to partly society’s quest to learn about the disorder that is affecting so many individuals. Society’s desire to want to know about the disorder itself, how to best help those with the disorder, what caused the disorder, cures, and so much more has spurred on a lot of research in the field.
Summary and Reflection on The Panic Virus Amid the ongoing dispute that links vaccines with autism, Seth Mnookin has published The Panic Virus in 2011. Due to what must be the success of the book, the author has re-published the book with an afterword in 2012. The book’s purpose is to provide perception of the truth using scientific facts and evidence. The author’s curiosity and interest in the issue grew after the realization of the suspicion of his friends toward the medical establishment and instead rely on journalism and media.
According to the textbook, “development is often divided into three broad domains: physical, cognitive, and emotional and social.(TB p.5) For the purpose of this essay, I will focus on the physical developmental domain of a male, kindergarten student age 5, diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The physical developmental domain includes changes in body size, proportions, appearance, functioning of body systems, perceptual and motor capacities, and physical health (TB p.5). I find it important to include that, the three domains are not independent from each other, nor stand alone. Relatively, they interconnect, influence, and interact in a continual process that molds the whole child into who they will become.