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Autism & Autism Spectrum Disorder Rogelio O. Daniel Jr. American InterContinental University

Autism & Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Autism & Autism Spectrum Disorder

Rogelio O. Daniel Jr.

American InterContinental University

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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

• Conditions• The Affected• Signs & Symptoms

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Conditions

• Autistic Disorder– Most associated with “Autism”– Significant Language Delays– Social and Communication Challenges– Unusual Behaviors and Interests– Intellectual Disability

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Conditions

• Pervasive Developmental Disorders - Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS)– AKA Atypical Autism– Not All are Diagnosed PDD-NOS– Fewer & Milder Symptoms– Only Social and Communication Challenges

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Conditions

• Asperger’s Syndrome– Symptoms are milder– Social Challenges– Unusual Behavior and Interests– Do not Have Language or Intellectual Disabilities

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The Affected

ASDs occur in all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups, but are four times more likely to occur in boys than in girls (CDC.gov, 2012).

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The Affected

•About 1 in 150 people are ASD (CDC.gov, 2012)

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The Affected

• More people than ever before are being diagnosed with an ASD.

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Signs and Symptoms

• Auditory/Visual• Tactile

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Signs and Symptoms

• Auditory/Visual– No BIG Smiles– No Joyful expressions– No “cooing” back and forth– No Babbling

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Signs and Symptoms

• Tactile– No Back and Forth Gestures• Pointing• Showing• Reaching

– Hypersensitive– Repetitive Movements

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Treatment

• Behavior Treatments• Medicine

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Treatment

• Treating the Core Symptoms– Applied Behavior Analysis, Early Start Denver

Model– Floor time, Pivotal Response Therapy– Verbal Behavior Therapy

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Conclusion

• Cause?• Genetic• Environmental• Cure?• Treatment Therapy Medication

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To learn more about Autism and the Autism Spectrum Disorder visit www.autismspeaks.org

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References

• Yeargin, M. Dr. (2010). In What is Autism? Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/NCBDDD/autism/videos/whatisautism.html

• CDC.gov. (2012). Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/facts.html

• Autismspeaks.org. (2012). Retrieved from http://www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism/treatment