A lot of people don’t realize the challenges of living with a child who has been diagnose with Autism can be. It is a twenty-four-hour seven day a week job no vacation, no sick time and no pay. From the time the child is diagnosed it is a constant worry especially if the parents don’t know much about the condition. It starts with continuous Doctor visits, social services, and therapy sessions, just to figure out how serious the condition may be and what level of the disability the child has and this is only this beginning. Next, to find the tools the child needs to overcome the disability, like learning development and cognitive process, social skills, comprehension capabilities, and many more depending on the severity of autism.
Autism is a brain disorder that is characterized by slow and difficult comprehension of spoken and non-verbal communication and repetition of behaviors. Autism is normally noticed in the first two years of a child (Myers & Johnson, 2007). Asperger syndrome is an autistic disorder that has almost the same similarities with autism. People with Asperger syndrome have little comprehension of the world and its surroundings and poor communication with other people. People with Asperger syndrome are hard to recognize, as they do not show on their outward appearances. They are average or above average intellectually and have fewer problems in terms of speech and specific learning disabilities unlike in autism. These difficulties include dyslexia, epilepsy, and attention
Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are quite vulnerable to anxiety and depression, especially in late adolescence and early adult life (Tantum & Prestwood, 1999). In accordance with a study sampling children between 7 and 13 years of age (Vickerstaff, Heriot, Wong, Lopes & Dossetor, 2006), it is hypothesized that adolescents on the autism spectrum with high IQ will be more likely to experience depression. participants will be 50 adolescents between 13 and 18 years of age formally diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. participants will complete the depression related questions from the depression anxiety stress scale (DASS) which will be administered by their respective psychologist. the participants DASS score will be measured against IQ score. participants with higher IQ scores will be more likely to experience depression and participants with lower IQ scores.
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I would like to thank the researchers who provided the information to help make this research possible and searchable. At Capella University, I owe so much to the mentors, the instructors and all of my wonderful cohorts that helped give feedback and offered personal assistance
First off I wanted to say thank you for your continued support during this journey against MCAD. It truly means a lot having the support. Your two, are a part of what make my bad days better, and my good days even better. If its not Greta giving me her cute little smile, or one of her Greta hugs, or Otto running into my room screaming every morning and smiling then running back out back, I don’t even know what I would. All the daycare kids helping my mom bring me things, helping me, and simply making my days better, I could not have asked for a better crew.
The lecture “Life on the Spectrum: Living, Learning and Growing as an Autistic Person” presented by Howie Jordan was given on October 27, 2015 at USC Upstate. This speech was about the struggles one with autism faces on a daily basis and the adversity they must overcome. Jordan tells the audience about autism through his eyes and the lessons he has learned through his struggles. Lessons such as how to overcome bullying, physical and mental obstacles, and educational struggles. Jordan’s purpose is to shine light on the idea that a person with autism is just that, a person. No matter what disabilities one may have they are still human and deserve to be treated like one in every part of life.
In conclusion , I give recognitions to several incredible persons, pastor Lisa Albin, who on one Sunday morning in church, whisper in my ears during an Alter call, I want to see that book soon , because, your Ph.D., came about for something ; luckily, those words were the motivated force that propelled the writing of this book. Finally, to my caring, loving, and supportive friends, Shnik: my deepest gratitude. Your encouragement when the times got rough are much appreciated and duly noted. It was a great comfort and relief to know that you were willing to provide emotional and spiritual support while I completed my work. Thank you for sharing in my happiness when you heard that I started this project and your continual support when I expressed it seemed too difficult to complete. I would have probably given up without your support and example on the gratification experienced when the desire to write a book truly
Specific purpose: To inform my listeners about Autism spectrum disorder and how it affects children in society today.
The student is a 9-year-old child with a diagnosis of Autism and ADHD. In September of 2010 the student was evaluated by the CPSE and determined to be a pre-school student with a disability by the Ithaca City School District. At the time he exhibited deficits in all areas of functioning and thereby received an IEP with programs and services based upon the results of the initial evaluation. These programs and services included Jacob being placed in a 6:1+1 classroom with a special education teacher. He also received services of OT, Speech Therapy, and Counseling. He was also provided with a special education bus through the Birnie Bus service with a bus attendant and less than 15 students.
When you hear about Autism you generally think of children; however, the children with Autism grow up. Most people with Autism are adults. Autism research from 1998 shows that adults are: underrepresented in autism research and studies into old age are extremely needed. Most of the Autism adults lack services or even diagnosis. People with Autism are inclined to anxiety and depression. The young adults are vulnerable to anxiety and depression when leaving high school especially in low income families, previous gained skills and their behavior slowed down or plateaued. Some good news emerged from Mailick’s study: Autistic symptoms: Impaired verbal and nonverbal communication and social interaction decreased over time among one-third to half of the study participants. They stayed stable in many others. Independent living skills remained stable. The adult autistic women showed a decline in vocationally occupied hours.
III. Efficacy of an Intervention to Enhance Reading Comprehension of Students With High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder
There is no doubt that raising a child with autism is challenging. There is endless research on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) but a very limited amount on the costs and benefits of caring for a person with the disorder. In order to gain a comprehensive perspective on the biggest challenges parents and caregivers of autistic children face, a look into the private lives of these families and close networks is necessary. The only way to give support and provide the much needed services required to help, one must ask them what the most difficult parts about managing autism are. Below examines three of the most common struggles these families face when trying to understand and help their autistic children develop into the capable people they are certainly able of becoming.
First of all, I would like to express gratitude to my parents Mr Nelson Chan, Mrs Liaw and the rest of my family members for their unconditional support and encouragement throughout the research.