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Informative Essay On Autism

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I have decided to do a presentation on the diagnoses and prognoses of a broad disorder. This is Autism Spectrum Disorder and the many levels that are alone in this disorder. The basics of which range from those that are non-verbal, low social and progress up to the high intelligence and low social variant. Classic autism is what most people see as the only form and those visual clues include: nonverbal communication, increased focus and concentration of the individual on a particular object, repetitive movements, such as hand flapping or rocking, even self-harm is an identifying characteristic of classic autism.

(Wikipedia/Autism, n.d.)

As early as 18 months to 3 years of age is when most children are diagnosed in one form or another under the Spectrum. Parents generally see the evidence of the child showing tendencies towards the Spectrum and therefore will reach for an assessment and eventually a diagnosis. A lot of the indicators towards testing and diagnosis is the child not hitting normal milestones that a neurotypical peer would reach at the same point. Generally, it is more delayed indicating a possible problem. Currently there is not a medical test that is used to reach a diagnosis. In the

diagnostic process they use a multidisciplinary approach. The approach to diagnose includes pediatricians, psychologist, speech and language pathologist, and an occupational therapist. Should there be other medical issues that arise such as sleep disorders it is possible that
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