Introduction Autism is a brain disorder that can affect a child’s development in the sense that they would have trouble with verbal and nonverbal communication, repetitive behavior, or social interaction in general. Autism can be detected in children ages two to three years old and 1 in every 88 children in America are diagnosed with autism yearly.
Autism is characterized as a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects social interactions, nonverbal and verbal communication, and restricted and repetitive behavior. On a global scale, autism was estimated to affect 21.7 million people in 2013, and the number continues to rise as time persists. Children are often diagnosed while they are infants, usually in the first two years of life, when parents notice odd behaviors such as assembling toys or stacking of objects. It is not yet well understood how autism occurs, but we do know that autism affects information processing in the brain by changing the way nerve cells and their synapses connect and organize. Autism is one of the three disorders that make up the Autism Spectrum, the second is
Stages of Life 3 Autism: Stages of Life Autism is a mental condition, which becomes apparent in the early stages of childhood. Autism is often characterized by the difficulty in connecting and establishing relationships with other people and in the use of language and intangible ideas. Autism is fast becoming a
Most children who have autism seem to act normally before the child is one or two and then out of the bloom they lose language or common skills they had gained earlier in those one or two years.
Autism according to Merriam-Webster Dictionary is defined as “a variable developmental disorder that appears by age three and is characterized by impairment of the ability to form normal social relationships, to commutate with others, and by stereotyped behavior patterns.” Autism was believed to be a psychiatric or emotional illness,
One in 68 children are diagnosed with Autism every year. It all starts with them making no sounds such as babbling or haven't said their first word by 12 months. People may also see the child not having any joyful expressions such as smiles by six months of age. This
Imagine a room full of twenty-five children ages six to ten. It is whooping-cough season and only one fifth of the children in the classroom have had their immunizations, and the other children have not because their parents don't believe in immunizations. That means those children are prone to whooping-cough.
Another, is repeating parts of a conversation heard in the past (delayed echolalia). May repeat certain sounds over and over again (verbal perseveration) it also may be difficult for a child to convey his or her own needs. Examples are, if the child is hungry or ever in pain. This is one of the most lurid obstacles for a parent to come to realize. It is also very hard to socialize with an autistic child. Frequently autistic children will want to play alone, have no interest in making any friends, cannot make contact into your eyes, and will not show any sign of affection. This is very hard for family, friends, caregivers, and teachers to have to deal with. Most autistic children also have an IQ of under 70, that of an average person. About 20-40% of autistic children that have an IQ of fewer than 50 may start having seizures before adolescence. There are also many variances of autism, sometimes called childhood-onset pervasive development disorder or atypical autism. This may begin later then 12 years old. They start to behave in many bizarre mechanisms. The child may also be diagnosed with tourette’s syndromes, obsessive compulsive disorder, or hyperactivity. It is very difficult for a doctor to diagnose one symptom or disorder from another.
The Effects of Autism throughout Early Childhood, Education, Relationships, and Later Life There are many disorders that affect how the brain works. Some of these disorders can stem from birth, while others appear later, almost at random throughout someone’s life. Autism seems to be a disorder that develops from birth, although
This specific type of pervasive developmental disorder differs from childhood autism either in age of onset or in failing to fulfil all three sets of diagnostic criteria. This subcategory should be used when there is abnormal and impaired development that is present only after age three years, and a lack of sufficient demonstrable abnormalities in one or two of the three areas of psychopathology required for the diagnosis of autism. Some of the abnormalities are reciprocal social interactions, communication, and restricted, stereotyped, repetitive behaviour in spite of characteristic abnormalities in the other area(s). “Atypical autism arises most often in profoundly retarded individuals and in individuals with a severe specific developmental disorder of receptive language” (Research Autism,
Autism is a mental condition, present from early childhood, characterized by difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other people and in using language and abstract concepts (“Autism” Def). It’s a disability that affects a person’s communication skills and/or changes in behavior. Autism is usually diagnosed before three years of age and has a lifelong persistence. The causes of this disorder is unclear and there is currently no cure for it. There are two core characteristics of autism. The first being a deficiency in social communication and social interaction. The second is a restricted, repetitive patterns of behaviors, interests, and activities. Clinical features of autism include walking on tiptoes, lack of eye contact, extreme dislike of certain foods or sounds, poor communication skills, repetitive behaviors, and
“One in one hundred and sixty-six is at the present time the proportion of children who suffer from autism. This proportion is astonishingly high compared with the figure of one in two thousand and five hundred, which autism researchers had accepted for decades.”(Lilienfeld, 58) There has been ongoing development of
Autism is known as a neurodevelopmental disorder or mental condition which occurs in early childhood (Autism Speaks, 2015). It usually makes it difficult for people to communicate and to interact with others. Sometimes there can be some language impairment and some difficulty in pronouncing certain words/concepts (Calgary Autism, 2013). Based on the cause of autism, there is no known cause because it’s usually genetic and it’s caused by abnormalities in the brain which effects the brain structure/function (Autism Speaks, 2015). Some of the symptoms of autism is not being able to speak correctly with his or her peers, have poor eye contact, have difficult time following certain commands, have severe tantrums, repeats things over and over again,
Autism is simultaneously the most familiar and least understood disorder. Autism spectrum disorder is defined as a developmental disorder that involves problems with social communication, social interaction, and repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, or activities. Like all disorders, there are biological, social, and therapeutic implications.
Autism is a developmental disorder that starts at the birth of the child, and be diagnosed approximately 18 months of age. Autism is a disorder that affects the brain, and affects the individual’s ability to communicate, to reason, and interact with others. Whereas, it is a spectrum disorder, and the degree that it affect the individual. Therefore, with the spectrum is so vast it is difficult to comprehend the advancement of the disorder and possible combinations with other disabilities. The root of the autism in children may come from the mother’s exposure to pesticides, metals, flame retardants, viruses, bacteria, medical procedures and pharmaceutical during the time of pregnancy ((Broderick, & Blewitt, 2015).