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  • Complex Needs Of Individuals With Autism
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    What is Autism Autism affects more than 400,000 Americans, between 10 and 20 of ever 10,000 people in the United States (Mayo). Autism is a developmental disability of the brain, much like dyslexia or attention deficit disorder. Autism is not a form of mental retardation, and though many autistic people act like they are retarded, but a lot of times they are very intelligent. People need to be aware of what is, what causes it, who it is diagnosed, what people with autism are like, is there more ...
  • Activities Since Children With Autism
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    Overview of Autism Autism or PPD (pervasive developmental disorder) is defined by the Columbia encyclopedia as a rare neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by the inability to relate to and perceive the environment in a realistic manner. The onset of the disorder is in infancy or early childhood, generally before the age of thirty months, and males are affected four times as often as females. Symptoms include impairment in social interaction, fixation on inanimate objects, inability to commu...
  • Common Treatment Among Children With Autism
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    Autism is a physical disorder of the brain that causes a lifelong disability. The many different symptoms of autism can occur by themselves or in combination with other conditions such as mental retardation, blindness, deafness, and epilepsy. Because children with Autism vary widely in their abilities and behavior, each symptom may appear differently in each child. Autism is also a spectrum disorder which means there are varying degrees to which someone can be affected from a high level of funct...
  • Autism's Multiple Behavioral Disorders
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    A relatively rare multi factorial disorder occurring in as many as 1 in 500 people, autism is still largely an enigma to many doctors and scientists (Johnson, Dorman, 1998). Until Leo Kanner's use of the description autistic in 1948, schizophrenia was the general label given to patients with certain behavior patterns. Although autism and schizophrenia are widely seen as separate disorders today, there are still many conflicting classification issues which are distinguished largely with the help ...
  • Eccentricities Of Some Children With Autism
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    RUNNING HEAD: Competing Theories for Treatments of Autism The Linwood Method and the Bio-Medical Approach: Two of the Competing Theories For the Treatment of Patients with Autism Abstract The author of this paper gives and explanation of what autism is. He also tells you a b it about Jeanne Simons and why she created the Linwood Method and what it is. Then, in addition, you are given a description of who Dr. Jacquelyn McCandless is and her reasons for creating the Bio-Medical Method. She also gi...
  • Children With Autism
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    Autism 3 An Assessment of Autism Autism is a physical disorder of the brain that causes a lifelong developmental disability. The many different symptoms of autism can occur by themselves or in combination with other conditions such as: mental retardation, blindness, deafness, and epilepsy. Children with autism vary widely in their abilities and behavior. Each symptom may appear differently in each child. Children with autism often show some forms of bizarre, repetitive behavior called stereotype...
  • 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...
  • Autism As A Neurological Dysfunction
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    Autism Isolated in their own worlds, people with autism appear indifferent and remote. They are normally unable to form emotional bonds with others. Although people with this brain disorder can display a wide range of symptoms and disabilities, many are incapable of understanding other people's thoughts, feelings, and needs. Often, their language and intelligence do not fully develop. This makes communication and social relationships difficult. Many people with autism engage in repetitive activi...
  • Autism The Child's History
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    Autism or PPD (pervasive developmental disorder) is defined by the Columbia encyclopedia as a disorder characterized by the inability to relate to and perceive the environment in a realistic manner. The onset of the disorder is in infancy or early childhood, generally before the age of thirty months, and males are affected four times as often as females. Symptoms include impairment in social interaction, fixation on inanimate objects, inability to communicate normally, and resistance to changes ...
  • Symptoms In Autism
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    INTRODUCTION Today in America autism is still a mystery to the medical profession. They have discovered the symptoms and how to curve some of the autistic behaviors, but did not discover what causes autism. Cowley defines autism: It is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life. The result of a neurological disorder that affects the functioning of the brain, autism and its associated behaviors have been estimated to occur in as many as 1 in 500...
  • Part In The Development Of Autism
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    Development of Autism The human body and mind are amazing things. While correctly carried-out functions take place every day, they can occasionally go off track. This can be caused by several different factors. Both genetics and environment play a part in the development of autism. Autism is a brain function disorder that appears in early life (infancy to three years old) (WebMd para. 1). An autistic child lives in a world all of his own. He avoids eye to eye contact, dislikes cuddles or other w...
  • Autism A Parents Perspective 7 Alex
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    Autism-A Parents Perspective 2 The National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities define Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder as developmental disabilities that share many of the same characteristics. Children usually exhibit evidence of the disability around age three. A neurological disorder, Autism-PDD can affect a child's ability to communicate, understand language, play and relate to others. (FSN 1 August 2002). Although the exact causes are not known, these dis...

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