The Autism Spectrum Disorder ( Adhd )

816 WordsApr 26, 20174 Pages
“Dear teacher, I know it may not seem like it, but I really do want to listen and learn. It’s just my brain is kind of different.” Quoted from students in the video, “Dear Teacher: Heartfelt Advice for Teachers from Students” (Highways, 2015). A link is in the reference page below. This video is filled with many children who differ on the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), who have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), learning disabilities, Sensory Processing Disorder, or Central Auditory Processing Disorder. These children wanted to make a video to tell teachers about how their brain works. It makes clear that not all students learn alike. A teacher may think that a child is misbehaving if the child is leaning back and forth on…show more content…
This definition is correct, but it does not really show people the thoughts and feelings of people with Autism. Reading Notbohm’s 10 reasons shows a more humanistic approach to what Autism actually is and sheds light on what is actually happening in the life of a person with Autism. It brings a smile to one’s face when reading something so positive other than just a definition. History To know how this definition came to be researchers must look back in history to find out all of the trials and tribulations that Autism went through to understand where it is at today. As noted in “The History of Autism” by Sula Wolff, in the 1950s the country was filled with children being labeled as autistic. The definition expanded to include all children who had brain damage and “mental retardation” which people called learning disabilities back then. For a short period of time, Autism was considered to be in the same category of schizophrenia. In the 1980s Autism was included in the U.S. Developmental Disability Act of 1975. This helped people with Autism gain financial support and special education services. Soon after, the Autism Spectrum Disorder was created because of the rediscovery of Asperger’s (Wolff, 2003). Currently, Aspergers is no longer a valid diagnosis and has been removed from the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and
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