Autistic Spectrum Disorder ( Asd )

3096 Words Nov 16th, 2014 13 Pages
Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) undoubtedly has neurobiological and genetic underpinnings that correlate with the disorder. There is however insufficient evidence to have them as cautionary factors. What is clear is that the environment and commodities impact the presenting behaviours of ASD. This review delves into neurological evidence of ASD as well is the prevalence of various comorbid conditions, how the environment effects and impacts these and the interventions and strategies that educators can use to enhance ASD pupil integration, social skills, reduce anxiety and prepare them for the life after school. It has been found that although a decade of research has been done around ASD education and its interventions, these strategies are still not widely implemented.

Keywords: Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Genetic, Neurobiological, Comorbidity, Intervention

How can the Increase in Neuropsychological knowledge of Pervasive Developmental Disorders Impact the Educational Intervention of pupils with Autism.
Autsim is considered a Pervasive developmental disorder (PDD). PDDs cover a spectrum of DSM developmental disorders, namely: Autistic Spectrum disorder (ASD), Rett’s disorder, Childhood Disintegrative disorder, Asperger’s disorder and Pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified. These disorders are diagnosed to those who experience marked difficulties with cognition, language and socialisation (Barlow & Durand, 2009). For the…
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