A General Term For A Group Of Complex Disorders Of Brain Development

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ASD is a general term for a group of complex disorders of brain development. ASD includes Asperger’s syndrome and pervasive developmental disorder. The pervasive disorder is known as atypical autism. ASD includes wide ranges of symptoms, skills and also levels of the disability. ASD can not be cured there is an unknown reason why people get diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. This Disorder is chronic and will last the lifetime of the diagnosed patient. “One in sixty-eight children has been identified with some form of Autism Spectrum Disorder.” ASD behaviors should be first noticed in infants and toddlers. There are two main behaviors with this disorder. The first category behavior is restricted and repetitive behaviors. An example of this is repeating. ASD children are very auditory learners, so what they hear they are going to repeat. The next example of restricted and repetitive behaviors is unusual behaviors and being overly focused. By this they like to be very hands on by moving objects and using their sensory skills. Intense interest in numbers, details or facts also goes under restricted and repetitive behaviors. “CDC reports that 46% of ASD children have above average intelligence.” They excel in Math, Science, Music and Art. The other type of behavior ASD have are the social communication and interaction behaviors. One of the symptoms of this is getting upset by slight change in routine. Example of this behavior is a person with this could like wearing the…
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