Children with Autism may struggle with play and social interactions with others, social communication, and pragmatics. While these struggles continue to develop in a child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), there are various intervention approaches that can help a child with autism be more successful in the social world. One particular approach that can help them acquire the correct social skills is the Social Story intervention, developed by Carol Gray in 1991. The purpose of this intervention is to aid children with autism achieve appropriate behavior in social settings. According to Roth and Worthington, Social Stories is meant for children with autism, who are high functioning… and also foster executive functioning abilities, particularly
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
Occupational therapy can help a person with Asperger’s thrive physically, emotionally, and socially. As previously stated, if these symptoms were to be left alone, these children and adults would be subjected to bullying, ridiculed, and social isolation due to them being naïve and having concrete views of the world resulting in being vulnerable. Through occupational therapy intervention, this cycle can be interrupted by helping the patient adjust their sensory system. This means, “gaining the physical abilities needed to succeed, acquire valuable social, prevocational, and play skills, and improve their overall ability to function.” Through this intervention, one can not only learn to succeed in the classroom but when the time comes, uphold employment.
Let me end by leaving you with a few points for you to take away from the information I have shared with you today about Autism. II. 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 Speaks Inc (2012) state the core features of ASD are areas in which difficulties can lead to feelings of frustration, confusion, anxiety or lack of control, this could result in a behavioural response. Moreover, since behaviour is often a form of communication, many individuals voice their wants, needs or concerns through behaviours, rather than words. Therefore, we need to understand what motivates children with ASD to have negative behaviours, also what we can do as parent/carers/practitioners to help to motivate them in replacing the negative with a positive appropriate behaviour. In 2008, The Department for Children Schools and Families started a new national strategy called, Every Child A Talker (ECAT) the idea behind this is to highlight, then, help children with their communication in social, speaking, understanding, listening and attention skills.
This book report is written regarding the book Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s, by John Elder Robinson; published by Crown Publishers, New York. I chose this book due to the fact it’s about Asperger’s syndrome. When I first read a brief description of the syndrome, it was defined as a social inability to interact or connect, with other people properly. As a person who suffered from severe social anxiety for most of my life, I was very interested in learning more about this syndrome. In some way, I thought I could understand the author’s point of view.
The children don't have the appropriate essentials to express nor interact with the social development environment. In addition, the basic tool to interact with people may be difficult for the children with autism spectrum disorder. The symptoms the children tries to avoid is having an unusual or inappropriate body language, gestures or facial expression, an absence of interest in other people and not sharing the interests nor the accomplishment the child have finished. The child may also be less active amongst the people, and they have the difficult to understands the people feelings, reactions, and different cues the people responds. An autistic child suffers to interaction with people because they don't like being touch.
Asperger 's Syndrome is difficult to live with. It affects me in all aspects of life. In school, I have great difficulty communicating in groups (for example, Socratic Seminars); I either fail to speak up, misunderstand what someone is talking about, or ignore the entire discussion. This failure to follow through has drastically affected my grade and I immediately knew I needed to change my behavior, and fast. As I entered high school, with the help of my parents and prior experience, my social skills have steadily improved, and I began to work as a group.
New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concludes that with a 30 percent increase in the past two years, 1 in 68 U.S. children have been diagnosed with ASD concluding that early intervention can greatly improve a child’s long-term development and social behaviors (Autism 2014). There are several factors that may contribute to the rising prevalence rate of ASD. Like other disabilities, the occurrence rate of ASD for boys is five times higher than it is for girls. There could be several reasons for this disparity (Hallahan, Kauffman, Pullen, 2015, pp. 211). An article in Times Magazine entitled “Why Girls May be Protected Against Autism” explores why this may be the case.
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.
Carla A behavior intervention plan (BIP) is a plan that’s designed to teach reward positive behaviors. This can help prevent for stop problem behaviors in school. The BIP is based on the results of the FBA. The BIP describes the problem behavior, the reason the behavior occurs and the intervention strategies that will address the problem behavior. A BIP can help a child to learn problem solving skills and find better ways to respond in a situation.
1. You have been instructed of the great importance of using evidence based practice in everyday treatment. Give one example of an evidence-based intervention that you have used thus far. How did you make this intervention occupation-based, as well? If you don't feel that this applies to your FW rotation thus far, why not?
At the same time that an autistic person does not speak a word, another speaks perfectly. ASD include symptoms in social communication, behavior, flexibility, and sensory sensitivity and there are three levels: requiring support, requiring substantial support and requiring very substantial support. The first level, as Asperger Syndrome, consists in deficits in social communication, for example, people who speaks normally when in a social event fail in conversations, and inflexible behavior; the second comprises verbal and nonverbal deficits in social communication, limited vocabulary and inflexible/repetitive behaviors; third level, severe verbal and nonverbal deficits in social communication, quite limited vocabulary and extremely inflexible/repetitive behaviors. These characteristics are not the sole basis of autism, as it also includes resistance to change, little or no eye contact, attachment to objects, resistance to physical contact, occasionally aggressive, turns objects peculiarly, extreme agitation, crying crises, disinterest, among
As nurses, we should aim to provide quality, and equal care and treatment for all of our patients. Positive interactions with people-nurses included- is what they need to help learn social norms and behaviors. Check-ups, physicals, school nurses need to work together to best provide positive care for Asperger patients. Parents and extended families should know what Asperger syndrome is and how it affects a person, so to be sensitive to this vulnerable population. There needs to be more awareness of programs so people know they are there.