Autism Spectrum Disorder ( Asd )

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Introduction

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is considered one of the most challenging symptoms to deal with. Per the National Institute of Neurological Disorder and Stroke, ASD showed high percentage among children of age eight year old. One of every eighty-eight child has ASD while boys are four times higher than girls at the same age group [1]. It is important to mention that ASD is highly researched in North America, Europe, and Asia [2]. Yet, the Middle East does not have as much research in the ASD area. Being from the Middles East, one was surprised the importance of ASD and the challenges that parents, caregivers, and teachers have to face when dealing with students who are diagnosed with ASD.
The term Autism has been used for over one century. Early 1900’s the term Autism was used to refer to children with some social or emotional symptoms that cause those children to be isolated from others. Since Bleuler, E. from Switzerland in 1911 [3] until present days researchers has done tremendous efforts in: diagnosing, treating, and recording their researches.
Although the diagnosis of an ASD can tremendously affect families, it cannot be detected with a blood test or x-ray. Yet Diagnosis for ASDs depend only on behavioral observations. Parents can effectively partner with their child’s teachers to provide the most effective care for their children with autism.
One can state that the ASD is challenging to be: diagnosed, treated, and assessed. In this paper, high…

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