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All About Autism

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Kaylin Young

on 7 February 2014

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Transcript of All About Autism

Autism
Non-verbal children learn ways to communicate through:
Sign language
Pictures
Electronic word processors
Speech generating devices
Sensory Therapy
One-on-one therapy to help regulate external stimuli
Texture and feeling differences (fabrics)
Not forced but boundaries are pushed for improvement
Spinning in chairs helps hyperactivity
Results are relatively quick
Amount of improvement varies based
on the child's original condition
Relationship Development Intervention (RDI)
Visit neurologists for evaluation
Standardized autism diagnostic scales
Parents participate by:
Participation in an intensive workshop
Watching a 5 hour DVD
Purpose is to introduce the parents
to the principle of RDI
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
20-40 hrs per week one-on-one with a therapist
Analyzes the child's behaviors and habits
Main objective is to improve
Academic development
Communication skills
Social skills
Interaction with the environment
Treatments
Autism is approached in different ways depending on the severity of the case.
Options of treatments include:
Relationship Development Intervention
Applied Behavior Analysis
Sensory Therapy
Medications
Sometimes approached with
many different methods
It may not seem ordinary, but it helps
Diagnosis
Series of tests
Compared on a scale of autism cases
Visits with neurologists
Social challenges
Communication difficulties
Difficulties sleeping
Sensory processing problems
Medical and physical issues
Repetitive behaviors
Fail to respond to parents display of anger or affection
Difficulties or unable to imitate others actions
Any loss of speech, babbling or social skills at any age
Often talk in a high-pitched, sing-song tone
What is Autism?
Autism is a developmental disorder that appears in the first 3 years of life, and affects the brain's normal development of social and communication skills.

Also known as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Symptoms
Symptoms of Autism include:
No signs of warm and joyful expressions by 6 mos.
No babbling by 12 mos.
No words by 16 mos.
No two word phrases by 24 mos.
No sharing of sounds or smiles by 9 mos.
Failure to respond to their name
Spinning in Chairs
reduces hyperactivity
Rolled up in mats
deep pressure simulation
calms the child down


Communication
Unusual Facts
Some children with ASD:
Develop unusually large vocabularies
Make facial expressions that do not match what they are saying
Works Cited

"Autism Spectrum Disorders Health Center."
WebMD.
WebMD, LLC, 2013. Web. 13 Jan. 2014.

"What is Autism?"
Autism Speaks.
Autism Speaks Inc., 2013. Web. 14 Jan. 2014.

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