Essay about Teaching Strategies for Autism

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Autism or Autism Spectrum Disorder is one of many developmental disabilities that affect students learning. In fact, in the United States, Autism is the fastest-growing severe developmental disorder (“What is Autism,” n.d.). Also, the prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder is 1 in 68 children and the prevalence in boys is 1 in 42 children (“What is Autism,” n.d.). Furthermore, Autism Spectrum Disorders also affects the way a child learns and over the years, several teaching strategies have been developed to help teachers to effectively educate students with Autism. Research has also been conducted to develop and test new teaching strategies for Autism and continues in playing an important role in the education of students with Autism.…show more content…
Yet, the research has suggested that Autism Spectrum Disorder results from different series of factors including genetic, environmental, and neurobiological that demonstrate the characteristics of the behavioral symptoms associated with autism (“Autism,” n.d.). Furthermore, besides still not knowing the etiology of autism, it has been proven that there are many subtypes of Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Before being recently combined under one umbrella diagnosis of ASD there are a few specific subtypes of ASD (“What is Autism,” n.d.). These distinctive subtypes of ASD are autistic disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder (CDD), pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS) and Asperger syndrome (“What is Autism,” n.d.). Childhood disintegrative disorder (CDD) was one of the distinctive subtypes of ASD. In addition, Childhood disintegrative disorder is a rare disorder that typically affects males (Ryan, Hughes, Katsiyannis, McDaniel, and Sprinkle, 2011). Childhood disintegrative disorder (CDD) is defined by a period of time where normal development is occurring associated with an increase in the appearance of Autism Spectrum Disorder related symptoms including loss of motor, social, and language skills and these symptoms usually develop between 3 and 4 years old (Ryan, Hughes, Katsiyannis,
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