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.
As Saleebey (2013) suggested, assessments regarding ASD should surround the idea of assessing the individual for their specific strengths, hopes, and aspirations. Children who have a diagnosis of ASD may be limited in some aspects of their lives but as individuals, they have the right to access resources that will enable them to reach their full potentials. If clinicians fail to acknowledge the capabilities of an individual, he or she may undermine possible success for the
If a child or young person has any form or dyslexia or retention difficulties this can impact them in all areas, and interventions are key for these children. If a child lacks in confidence, this will produce a natural barrier to their learning as they will be reluctant to participate in activities / tasks. A child or young person with special educational needs will need extra support to ensure that any barriers they encounter during the course of learning are identified quickly and lessons and resources adapted to accommodate. Children or young people who find social interaction difficult will at times struggle with tasks that involve group interaction, to try and overcome this, small groups of other children that have been identified as favourable to the child can participate in the activity
There are many common diseases that modify the functions of the human body. Neurological diseases, for example, could affect anyone at any time. The worst kinds of neurological diseases are those which can affect the functions of the human brain. A well-known example is autism, and it has become a widespread disease among children. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 of every 68 children in the U.S would have autism spectrum disorder; moreover, the study shows that 1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls would have autism spectrum disorder (1). Autism is a disorder in the nerves that makes the human brain socially inactive, and in order to understand it, several main aspects must be considered.
Intervention and theories are best supported after a multidimensional assessment is completed. Assessments provide a historical overview and identifies all areas of concerns, gaps in care, and any other goals for improvement. The member has an extensive history of sexual, physical, and psychological abuse. Strength based theory is the best approach when working with the member because it will provide a foundation to build interventions upon. "Integration of strengths within the complex and often negatively skewed narrative may re socialize potential clients to perceive that psychotherapy is not only about untwisting their distorted thinking or restoring their troubled relationships, it is also about learning
One of the reasons I want to become an Occupational Therapist Assistant is to help people who have been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. Albert Einstein once said “Everybody is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” People with Asperger’s syndrome are often misjudged because of their “disabilities.”
and valuing that they communicate in different ways. This allows the child plenty of time to respond
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.
Autism in psychology is a mental condition characterized by great difficulty in communicating with others and in using language and abstract concepts (Fredericks, 2008). The book “There’s a boy in here” the author is Judy Barron and Sean Barron. It recounts a strange point by a mother and her son, passing the painful years the son underwent through the painful years and the son suffered from autism and his remarkable convalesce. Ron and Judy were a young couple that gave birth to a son who had very different emotional needs.
can help children with ASD to learn about the appropriate responses and reactions to situations,and
An autistic support specialist is an education professional who works directly with autistic students. Autistic support specialists are typically employed by schools or non-profit organizations. As illustrated below, they provide a variety of critical support services to autistic students.
The symptoms of autistic disorder (often referred to as autism) includes a failure to develop a normal social relation with other people, impaired development of communicative ability, and the presence of repetitive stereotype behavior (Carlson 2013). The neurodevelopmental disorder that I select is autism. Many parents around the world are suffering and struggling with their kids. Most of those kids are nonverbal, and unable to communicate. Many Parents find it difficult to help control their kids’ tantrums. The kids have difficulty eating, sleeping, interacting with peers. It hard to say that Autism is for life I can’t imagine having a child with autism. Working with Autism and learning so much about it is gift. Autism is a disorder that produce repetitive behavior in a child and affects ability to socialize with others, and decreases their ability to communicate. Maino, Viola, & Donati, 2009). Stated that, Autism is a
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.
According to ASHA, “The goal of intervention is to get the individual back to as much functional daily living activities as possible”. The SLP can focus on strengths and weaknesses and assist the individual in acquiring new strategies to compensate. Of course, treatment will vary from person- to- person, but overall the goal is to get them back to as normal functioning as possible. This is done through functional and collaborative efforts with other professionals. It is very important to measure outcomes and goals and track progress made or not made. And finally, in the scope of practice for an SLP educating family and caregivers on the nature of the individual’s deficits so they can understand how to communicate
The statistic only go to show that the need for more extensive research on the growing population of adults with ASD that are entering into the community are not doing so independently, and the need for extended home-based services are still vital and important as the individual ages. The difficultly is that the services that were once in abundance are now sparse to the adult and