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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children

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  1. Introduction
  2. Autism disorder
  3. Children with ASD
  4. The symptoms of autism include
  5. The risk of developing other conditions
  6. The abnormalities in brain chemicals
  7. Autism and diagnosis
  8. The diagnostic solutions
  9. Signs of ASD
  10. Asperger Syndrome
  11. Children with Asperger's
  12. Treatment programs for children
  13. Conclusion
  14. Works cited

Autism is a neurobehavioral disorder that can be both frightening and heart breaking for parents and children. Children with autism often have trouble dealing with the world and often have trouble communicating and understanding the world around them. Autism, sometimes known as Autism Spectrum Disorder, actually refers to a broad list of disorders, but autism itself is the most severe form of ASD. Each ASD disorder varies, but any of those disabilities can occur in all children, regardless of ethnic or socioeconomic backgrounds. Experts in the field estimate that every three to six children out of 1,000 will develop autism. Luckily, autism is easily diagnosed, and now, children with autism can lead somewhat normal lives, and receive a proper education. (prof, doesn't like normal)

[...] This creates a problem because children with autism must have an early intervention in order to better help them. The margin of error in ASD diagnostics is low, and usually occurs during some type of changes during the diagnostic process. Some children may exhibit signs of ASD, but not enough of them to be diagnosed as autistic. Usually, those children will be diagnosed as PDD- NOS. ?Children whose language skills are developed, but still exhibit signs of autism may be diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome? (Asperger Syndrome Information Page, www.ninds.nih.gov). [...]


[...] Some children do not develop autism until later. Some later symptoms of autism include: inability or impaired ability to develop friendships with classmates or peers, inability to initiate or have a conversation with other people, an absence of imaginative or social play, repetitive or unusual use of language, patterns of interest that are abnormal in intensity, preoccupation or obsession with certain objects or subjects, and inability to follow rules and structure. Children with ASD also have a higher risk of developing other conditions, such as Fragile X syndrome, which is known to cause mental retardation. [...]


[...] He first introduced autism in a 1943 report of 11 children who has certain behavioral similarities. Since its induction into mainstream medicine, perceptions of autism have changed significantly over the years. At first, autism was viewed as a disorder which the fault of the parents, for example if the mother ingested toxins such as nicotine or alcohol while pregnant, or people though autism developed because of a lack of parenting. We have since found out that this is not true, and nowadays, autism is considered to be the most heritable of all psychiatric conditions. [...]

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