Autism Spectrum Disorder ( Asd )

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Autism Spectrum Disorder

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder? Austismspeaks.org states that, “ASD is a general term to define a complex brain development disorder and is a pervasive development disorder (PDD)”. Autism is a debilitating neurological handicap in children. According to the ISRN Nutrition data, approximately 1 out of 54 boys and 1 out of 252 girls were identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) [6]. A child who has ASD has a difficult time adapting to their social environment. Not only does ASD have an impact on this child’s life but also their surrounding social environment such as family and friends. ASD is characterized as manifesting itself with various effects and to various degrees. It can be diagnosed from social
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Often, children with ASD live in a household with parents who show an impact for unmet needs.

In order for children to have a clear diagnosis for ASD, teachers in school should have a more elaborate style of teaching to clearly differentiate between children who shows signs and symptoms of ASD at an early age. Teachers who are trained properly can be more aware of children with ASD and are better equipped to teach them accordingly [1].

Autism is usually diagnosed in young children. Symptoms of autism can include hyper-responsiveness, (an abnormal degree of responsiveness physically and or emotionally) hypo-responsiveness (a diminished degree of responsiveness physically and or emotionally) and sensory seeking [2].

During the early years of infancy and onwards, young children are motivated to engage with their social environment and share psychological states with dyadic interactions [3]. The average age of a child diagnosed with ASD is 3.1 years old. Diagnosis only occurs after the first year of life [4] because a social interaction less than the expected average is a hallmark of ASD. It is common for young children to engage their peers. Children who engage poorly in their social interactions, either with other children or with adults, often show early signs of ASD.

The diagnosis for ASD relate to a comparison with parents unmet needs and children’s functioning to provide a more clear solution for service provision [5]. The result
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