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  • Autistic Child In Learning Activities
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    Autism (pp. 565-570) Autism is a pervasive developmental disorder (PDD) that is very complex and involves many different and separate physical and mental disorders. Researchers have long been puzzled by autism, or childhood autism as it is often referred to. This severely disabling disorder affects approximately 80,000 children in the United States and is usually diagnosed by therapists and psychologists before the onset of two and a half years of age. Doctors note many of the complex disorders ...
  • Autistic Characteristics
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    Diagnostic Summary Paper AUTISM Autism is a disorder that impairs the development of a person's capacity to interact with, communicate with, and also maintain regular " normal' bonds with the outside world. This disorder was described in 1943 by LeoKanner, an American psychologist. Autism is considered one of the more common developmental disabilities, and appears before the age of three. It is known to be four or five times more common in males than in females. It most cited statistic is that a...
  • Children With Autistic Disorder
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    Autism Autism is one of the mental, emotional, and behavior disorders that appears in early childhood. Autism, or autistic disorder, almost always develops within the first 3 years of a child's life. Children and adolescents with autism cannot interact normally with other people. Autism thus affects many aspects of their development. Children with and adolescents with autism typically: -have a difficult time communicating with others -exhibit very repetitious behaviors (like rocking back and for...
  • Stereotypic Behavior Of Autistic People
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    In general, autism is the developmental disability that prevents individuals from properly understanding what they see, hear, or otherwise sense. Approximately 3 to 5 out of every 10,000 school aged children have some for of autism, and males with the disorder outnumber females with it by nearly 5 to 1. It is estimated that 1 in every 500 display some autistic characteristics (Williams, xiv). Autism is called a spectrum disorder because there is no one characteristic and it is different in every...
  • Autism And Its Disorders
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    Living With Autism Image how furious you would be if every attempt you made to communicate with someone went in vain, every action gone unnoticed, and they even seemed repulsed by your intent on communicating. You feel the need to reach out and help this person, however all that you feel is frustration building, consuming you, until you want to shake some sense into them. Sense is the one thing that can not be simply shaken into an individual with autism, and these are the feelings and emotions ...

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