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. Although autism
I. Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, more well-known as ADHD, is a disorder that affects 9% of children in the U.S. When left untreated, ADHD can lead the sufferer to be unable to cope in school or socially and possibly leads to depression. ADHD is a hyperactivity disorder with many symptoms that can be treated through therapy, emotional counselling, and use of medications. II. There is a plethora of symptoms when it comes to ADHD.
Katie is seen to have the most severe case of autism between all three kids, while both Stephen and Scott are diagnosed with a high functioning form of autism. In the United States it is estimated that 1 in 68 children are diagnosed with autism, about 1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls are estimated to have this disorder (What is Autism?, 2018). When a child is diagnosed with autism or autism spectrum disorder, it means that the child is having challenges and difficulties with their “social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication, as well as by unique strengths and differences” (What is Autism?, 2018). There are many strengths and weaknesses that a child can have when they are autistic, however, not every child will have the same strengths or weakness. Some of the strengths associated with autism can be having a great attention to detail, high skilled in a
THIRD PARTY DISABILITY IN MOTHERS OF CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS WITH CEREBRAL PALSY. Abstract: Introduction: Cerebral palsy (CP) is a disorder of movement and posture due to a defect or lesion of the immature brain (Cruickshank, 1964). In fact, it is attributed to non-progressive disturbances that occur during brain development in foetus or infant. CP disorders are accompanied by various disorders like speech, auditory, visual abnormality, seizure, learning disorder, mental retardation etc. Due to the variation in projection of these disorders, it ultimately changes the needs that arise in the wake of the disorders, thus making understanding the various needs of these patients essential.
Challenges faced by a Special Child in his/her routine life. The World Health Organisation (1980) has defined a Special child/ Disabled child as “one who over an appreciable period is prevented by physical or mental conditions from full participation in the normal activities of their age groups including those of social, recreational, educational and vocational nature ”. [citation] Children with special needs have a mental, physical, medical or social conditions that interferes with their normal functioning. These children face a lot of challenges in their day to day lifes than their peers. These challenges a special child faces are usually doubled.
Children don 't fully understand why their parents will always be around the newborn baby and not focus on them. Unfortunately, treatment such as this can lead to resenting other sibling(s) or trying to gain attention through fighting arguing or faking injuries and illnesses. Another example of unequal attention is with special needs or seriously ill children. When a child is born with a disability or diagnosed with a serious illness, all attention may need to be put on that child. According to Jennifer S. Pendley, who has a PhD in pediatric behavioral health,
Children often isolate themselves from family and friends, have a difficulty in trusting others, extreme anger management issues and have poor relationships. Wolfe, Zak, Wilson and Jaffe found more social problems amongst children residing in shelters than among children who had at one time in the past been resident in a shelter. The effect of the immediate turmoil may temporarily escalate child problems as observed in a shelter setting.
Next, lets us proceed to child neglect. Neglect is defined as a maltreatment that refers to a failure to provide adequate needs to a child at each stage. Child neglect happens in all families, either good or poor. Parents might become mentally and physically unable to take care of their children. Neglect falls into several categories.
Yamaguchi, et al (2013) reflected that there are many barriers at the systemic, individual, and provider influencing the aspects of individual seeks or receives the services. It can be said that the majority of children with the mental health issues fail to receive the services required, but some of them receive these services from their schools. Wei, et al (2013) provided that the schools provide more than seventy percent of the mental health services that school going children receive. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act held schools responsible for providing supporting services to the children being identified as
Children with mental retardation, behavioural or emotional problems and children with visual, hearing or physical and other health impairments can be categorised as children with Special Education Needs. That being said, Special Education can be described as the education of children who have social differences in a mental and a physical perspective from the average person, in a manner that they usually need amendments in the usual educational tasks of schools. Historically, people with disabilities have not being treated nicely. Before 18th century, people’s lives were filled with superstition and fatalism. Some of the most known cases of discrimination they were involved is exile, isolation, exorcisms, tortures.