Ct 276 Understand How to Support Individuals with Autistic Spectrum Conditions
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CT 276 Understand How To Support Individuals With Autistic Spectrum Conditions
CONTRIBUTE TO THE SUPPORT OF PEOPLE WITH AUTISTIC SPECTRUM CONDITIONS Understand the meaning of the term “autistic spectrum conditions”
THE AUTISTIC SPECTRUM According to the National Institute of Mental Health, all children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders demonstrate deficits in, social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviours or interests. Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders do not follow the same patterns of child development. In some children, hints of future…show more content… There are a number of reasons for this:
ASC is caused by a combination of three particular impairments, each of which can vary in severity
I addition to these three impairments, some 75% of people with ASC are affected by a learning disability which can vary in severity, the majority of these people need some form of support service to help them survive society and, hopefully, gain some independence to help them to live as normally as possible.
Each person with an ASC has their own individual personality and is a unique individual, as are we all.
There is a range of conditions to be found within the spectrum which can also be seen as a continuum. The labels which are attached to certain parts of the spectrum are a guide, but do not indicate clear cut boundaries between one condition and another. One form of autism seems to blend into another, and sometimes it can be unclear where an individual stands. Nor does it greatly matter, provided enough is understood to ensure that the person receives all the necessary and appropriate support. Some of the key conditions on the autistic spectrum are:
Classic or Kanner’s autism Asperger syndrome
Pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS)