Autism - Essential Guide To Finally Understanding Autism!

Autism - Essential Guide To Finally Understanding Autism!

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What Is Autism
You may have seen an autistic child or adult and never knew that the person had
a diagnosis. Your ignorance about the disorder is not uncommon because most people
who are not experienced with the disorder look at autistic people as those who are
mentally retarded or have some learning disability. This is not true. Autism is a very
complicated disorder that affects children typically from the age of three to conception.
The disorder is neurological in nature and primarily affects the areas of the brain where
communication and social interaction is developed. To the unsuspecting person, the
autistic child or adult would be considered mentally unstable or retarded.
The unique thing about autism and the reason it is sometimes hard to detect is
that the disorder affects different sufferers in different levels of complexity. A mildly
affected child may be able to communicate their wants and needs, but there
communication is often stifled and they do not understand the subtleties of the English
language. Sometimes humor, irony, and other nuances of the language will present a
difficult or impassible barrier to the child’s communication process. Another autistic
sufferer may have severe autism where the child or the adult cannot communicate at
all. The sad thing is that the autistic person can think about the what they want to say
and how to communicate it, but the words do not come out and their silence on appears
on the outside.
Can you imagine trying to communicate with your teacher or parent and the
words won’t come out? You know the answer to the question and you know how to do
the task, but the communication and the rest of your body just doesn’t come out. That
is why it is difficult for both teachers and parents to understand what autism is and how
to deal with it. The child cannot even communicate its wants and needs during play
with other children. A simple act of digging with a sand shovel can be an awkward
movement or grunt that would be totally misunderstood by the other child.
Autistic children act differently to normal situations than other kids. Loud noises,
a deviation from a familiar route, or a change in time schedule can set an autistic child
off with sometimes violent consequences. The acts of an autistic child could be
misinterpreted as a behavior disorder or an emotional disorder. Simple communication
is not there. If a autistic child is hot, it has been reported that some will strip naked in
public and run around. The communication is there. They are hot. It is cooler when I
am naked. Therefore I will be naked and be cool. Again, the communication is there,
but the socially accepted communication in which we communicate is not.
According to statistics, almost four million children will be born with autism in the
next decade. The diagnoses of autistic children are becoming more refined, but think
about the number of children misdiagnosed in the past where there learning and life skill
accommodations were not met by professionals. Autism is a tragic disorder and many
parents should be given kudos for the extra time and energy it takes to raise an autistic
child. In this e-book you will learn the characteristics of autism, its symptoms,
treatments, and learning strategies that will help both you and your child. Though the
definition of autism is still sketchy for health care professionals and psychologists, you
will learn more about autism and have a more definitive approach when dealing with
autism as a teacher, parent, or someone who works with these special people.
Chapter 2 – What Are the Factors that Contribute to Autism
Autism 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. The
genetic theory is supported that in some families there are patterns of disabilities and
mental illness that are frequent and autism is considered apart of this pattern.
What causes the mutations or the passing of the autistic gene is uncertain. Some
researchers believe that a group of unstable genes interfere with the development of the
brain during the early years of life and these genes rearrange themselves to hinder the
proper realignment of brain tissue. If this is truly a factor for the contribution to autism
then it cannot be stopped with today’s medical knowledge. If the genes are isolated...

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014024747
Publisher: All classic book warehouse
Publication date: 08/10/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 347,767
File size: 363 KB
Age Range: 6 - 8 Years

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