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Wed, 16 Mar 2011 00:00:00 -0400However, autism is a disorder that is permanent and currently doesn't have any known cure. There are treatments that could help the child with autism to cope or lessen the effect of the disorder. Specialist or therapies deals with kids affected with the disorder. If a child is diagnoses at an early stage to have autism, it would be wise for parents to enroll the child in workshops or treatments that are suggested by your child's professional physician. It would be best to ask for one or two professional opinion of a physician but preferably a specialist of the disease.
Sun, 13 Mar 2011 00:00:00 -0500It is a disease that not a lot of people are familiar with and what causes this. Basically this is a disorder that affects a child's developmental capacity, the capacity to make sense of emotions, communicate with other kids with ease, and make eye contact conversation, building relationship, or making connections with other kids. Of course each situation differs from one kid with similar disorder to another kid. Some kids with autism may experience inability to speak or verbally communicate depending on the severity of the affected area on a child's brain. It will require special help for autistic kids with severe autism to communicate with other people.
Fri, 04 Mar 2011 00:00:00 -0500Almost half million of kids in the UK are affected with autism, a neurobiological disorder. It is a disease that affects every person of different race, gender and social background and is easily noticed from 3 years of a child's life. Autism is a disorder that can affect just anyone for any reason. It is a disorder that is hereditary and has no known cure. For families with autism history in their background has a bigger possibility of having kids with the disorder. It is a disabling disorder that affects a child's capacity to understand others and communicate with other parties.
Wed, 08 Sep 2010 00:00:00 -0400Applied Behavior Analysis is tangible, measurable, and concrete. It is backed by over 40 years of research and has been endorsed by the United States Surgeon General as the most effective treatment for individuals diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Fri, 06 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0400Do you have a loved one who is suffering from Autism or any other developmental disability? BCRC, an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) agency provides in-home consultation for children and adults with special needs. Read this article to know more about their special behavior program now!
Wed, 21 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0400Helping children on the autism spectrum learn to be organized can be more challenging because they are easily distracted, require visual cues and often times have limited motor skills. Autistic kids are typically visual learners, which means they generally learn and perform better when provided with visual instructions and prompts. Below are four tips on how you can help your child be organized, develop skills and make smooth transitions between activities using visual instructions and prompts.
Fri, 19 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500Do you know children affected with autism find it difficult to communicate and to become socialized? There are two notions about the existence of autism. One thought is that autism is due to a bio-chemical imbalance, and the other notion is it is a psychological disorder. The autism-affected children seldom communicate with others except to fulfill their needs.
Fri, 19 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500Autism is a neurological, developmental disorder, which can inhibit the normal developmental growth of individuals. Symptoms of autism include impairments in social skills, as well as communication skills, repetitive behaviors, and poor speech patterns. Because the severity of the symptoms will vary, some individuals diagnosed with autism may be able to live on their own, while others become totally reliant on someone to care for them. While there have been theories that autism may be caused by immunizations, there has been no scientific data found to link the two together.
Wed, 30 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0500Autism is a very common type of pervasive developmental disorder that generates serious communicational and behavioral impairments. People with autism experience pronounced difficulties in interacting with others. Also, patients diagnosed with autism have poor imaginative skills, engage in repetitive, stereotype behaviors and manifest a strong resistance to change. In many cases, autism can also involve a certain degree of mental retardation.
Tue, 29 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0500Autism has drawn the attention of many medical scientists throughout the course of history. Fascinated by the various levels of impairment determined by this complex neurological disorder - behavioral, emotional, communicational and cognitive, scientists have tried to clarify the notion of autism and its revealing signs. The most exhaustive research conducted upon this type of disorder belongs to Leo Kanner, an Austrian psychiatrist that focused on the study of autism and other related disorders. Kanner was the first scientist to establish an elaborate description of the disorder which he referred to as a syndrome.
Mon, 21 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0500Based on the U.S. Department of Education's 2002 report to Congress on IDEA the number of students with autism in U.S. schools has increased by 1354 per cent in an eight-year period from 1991-1992 to 2000-2001 (as cited by the Autism Society of America, 2003). This increase is almost fifty times higher than all disabilities (excluding autism), which has increased in the U.S. by 28.4 per cent. From 1991-1992 to 2000-2001 school years, the number of students with autism that are being served under IDEA has increased from 5,415 to 78,749 respectively (as cited by Autism Society of America, 2003).
Wed, 24 Dec 2008 00:00:00 -0500One of the toughest times for a parent is actually not knowing whether or not their child has autism. It can be a shattering non-stop anxiety that can crumble even the toughest of people. So what are the signs of autism in children? You see children are very difficult to judge because at the age that autism would appear, children have not yet acquired all of the normal skills that children of a later age will have.
Tue, 09 Dec 2008 00:00:00 -0500Most people who say that being the carer of an autistic child is easy and enjoyable are just a downright liar. It can be the most soul destroying and lonely experience that any one person can go through. Being the carer of an autistic child does not need to be the frustrating and sould destroying experience that it sometimes is. Find out the 3 most important tips to start living your life to its fullest.
Thu, 28 Aug 2008 00:00:00 -0400The characteristics of Autism are not fixed. They vary from one child to another. Each autistic child is unique and his symptoms will rarely match with another autistic child. In addition, there are mild and severe forms of autism. One child might act completely normal at home and school, but have a little bit of social discomfort when interacting with people or might have some extreme preference. This is a mild form of autism. On the severe side you might find children who have no communication skills at all. They are completely unable to interact in social settings.
Tue, 12 Aug 2008 00:00:00 -0400The symptoms of autism are hard to define because each autistic child is unique in their own way. Not only are the symptoms individualized but the severity of the disorder also differs from child to child. One child might have mild autism and be able to function normally at home or in the classroom. The only difference you might see is minor social awkwardness when interacting with other or a certain preference of where there food is positioned on a plate.
Tue, 12 Aug 2008 00:00:00 -0400Autism affects the speech and communication to some degree of all autistic people. The communication varies and is usually contributed to the actual mental of the brain to translate the communication and what social development the child has had. If parents of an autistic child learn and practice methods that encourage the full use of the communication skills that the child has, then the child will develop faster to meet their mental ability.
Tue, 12 Aug 2008 00:00:00 -0400Autism is a mystery for most health care professionals. They have found no one clear cause for autism though there are several factors that are common throughout the research. The most common is that autistic sufferers have abnormalities in their brain. When compared to non-autistic people, autistic brains are shaped differently and function differently. There are many theories concerning the factors that contribute to autism in which genetics, heredity, and environmental aspects are suspected.
Tue, 12 Aug 2008 00:00:00 -0400Toilet training any toddler can be an adventuresome and tiring ordeal. There are many methods that have hit the markets lately and these methods can range anywhere between diapers that change color when wet to musical toilets that reward the child with music when they use the potty. This task is more difficult when your child has autism.
Tue, 12 Aug 2008 00:00:00 -0400Fixation is a common characteristic in the behavior of an autistic child. The child may be fixated on a book, a picture, a person, maps, music, numbers, or a movie. Whatever the fixation, the high functioning autistic child will become a resident expert on the subject. They will memorize and will be able to regurgitate in rote the exact amount of information they are fixated on. They may even to be able to read music aloud by sounding out the notes or something more simplistic, your child may be fixated by a music artist and have all their songs memorized.
Tue, 12 Aug 2008 00:00:00 -0400According to the DSM-IV classifications asperger's syndrome and autism are two separate disorders. There is debate however because aspergers and autism exhibit some of the same symptoms. The argument is that aspergers is a form an autism and should not be listed as a separate entity when diagnosing the disorder or when devising treatment. The argument relies on the idea that since there is no distinct criteria for either disorder and they are both persuasive developmental disorders they should be treated the same.
Tue, 12 Aug 2008 00:00:00 -0400About ninety out of every ten thousand person born in the United States will have a diagnosis of autism before they are three years old. Boys will have a significantly higher chance of contracting these horrible disorders than will girls. The causes of autism have not been determined as of yet, but researchers at the University of Texas are coming closer than most have yet.
Tue, 12 Aug 2008 00:00:00 -0400The Autism Society of America or ASA is an organization that encompasses an army of volunteers that staff a website that provides information on autism and collects donations for research and other positive autism outlets. The ASA has not only vowed to help in the education, advocacy, and treatment of autistic individuals, but they have also vowed to help the parents and the experts facilitate information of autistic issues and at the same time build a support group to help both autistic children and their families.
Tue, 12 Aug 2008 00:00:00 -0400If you are a parent of an autistic child you need to put your child in a structured environment as soon as he or she is diagnosed. Studies have proved that a structured environment that provides nurturing and teaching is the best method to start to teach the social skills and behavior redirection that your child needs.
Tue, 12 Aug 2008 00:00:00 -0400As with all disorders that people do not understand, myths and claims are made out of ignorance and become apart of urban legend that confuses the public and puts misinformation out there that could detrimental to the parent looking for an answer to their dilemma. Autism is a disease with an unknown cause and an unknown cure. This mysterious mental disorder is something for parents to be frightened about and the myths that pop up on the internet or in conversation does not help the placate the emotions of the parent who is facing life with an autistic child.
Tue, 12 Aug 2008 00:00:00 -0400Sounds and visual distractions are other areas for concern when teaching the autistic child. Sounds such as school bells are fire alarms can hurt their ears and cause either a violent reaction or bad behavior. Record the sounds that the child should be used to and then let them playback the sounds at the volume of their choice. When they are comfortable with one sound, encourage them to increase the volume the volume until they can take the sound at the volume it will occur.