Essays Tagged: "autistic children"


occurs more in boys than in girls (3:4).The earliest signs may appear in the first months of life, autistic infants often shrink from touch, they go limp or they stiffen. While normal babies recogniz ... ir hands, a kind of wordless conversations, they will eventually make syllables like "ma" and "pa". Autistic children never reach these stages or pass through them later in life.In infancy the symptom ...

(4 pages) 163 0 4.2 May/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

About autism and other similar disorders

ny number of combinations and with different degrees of severity. Autism usually starts in infancy. Autistic infants will stiffen or go limp when being held by a parent, rather than clinging, or cuddl ... stiffen or go limp when being held by a parent, rather than clinging, or cuddling with the parent. Autistic children as a whole do not develop normal relationships with their parents, brothers or sis ...

(6 pages) 108 1 3.4 Nov/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

Case study of an Autistic child- Evaluation

This case is of an 8-year-old boy, Steven. Steven has been diagnosed by a Pediatrician as having an Autistic Spectrum Disorder because of the severity of his needs in terms of communication and recipr ... der that is very complex and involves a broad different and separate physical and mental disorders. Autistic children are in the private world of their own. It is common beliefs that performance of in ...

(5 pages) 247 0 4.8 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology


ne up his legos, and think...I wish he could build something with them."A mother of a nine-year old autistic child wrote this passage.Every child born in the US is supposed to get a variety of vaccina ... ns in the first year of their lives. I feel that the way these vaccinations are administered causes autistic behavior in many children.Autism is a syndrome characterized by impairment in social relate ...

(6 pages) 126 0 4.6 Jun/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology


ductive members of society when given the opportunity. The restrictions and limitations placed upon autistic individuals have created skeptics and negative stereotypes. Although, not every high functi ... nci, to name a few, have broken barriers and placed themselves in history as remarkable individuals.Autistic children ordinarily are unable to use language meaningfully, showing impaired non-verbal an ...

(1 pages) 62 2 3.7 Sep/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Term paper; Everything about Autism, with sources on the last page

evere symptoms. Autism's more common characteristic is the inability to socially interact or react, Autistic children sometimes fail to respond to their name or avoid looking at other people and makin ... ot respond to others' emotions and have difficulty interpreting tone of voice or facial expression. Autistic children appear to be unaware of others feeling or emotions toward them and are oblivious o ...

(12 pages) 194 0 3.0 May/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Baron-Cohen, Leslie and Frith.

Aim:Do autistic children have a theory of mind?Method:Laboratory experimentSample:There were 3 groups:20 au ... nd memory questions accurately.Belief Question-Group Not answering belief question correctlyAutistic 4/20Downs 12/14Clinically normal 23/27Conclusions:The results quite ... 12/14Clinically normal 23/27Conclusions:The results quite clearly show that the majority of autistic children were unable to answer the belief question correctly, The 16 that got the answer wr ...

(2 pages) 11 0 3.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors


The term autistic disorder was first coined in 1943 by psychiatrist Leo Kanner. He used it to describe how el ... ication of DSM-II in 1980. DSM-II viewed autism as just an early-onset form of adult schizophrenia. Autistic children do not exhibit hallucinations and delusions and do not grow up to be adult schizop ... ial relationships however, are poor and stereotyped behaviour is intense and rigid.The aetiology of autistic disorder suggests that it has both psychological and biological bases. A psychoanalytic the ...

(3 pages) 100 0 5.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases


more severe forms of autism involve strange behavior that can even cause injury to the person. Most autistic people (75%) have mental retardation. One in 500 people are affected by autism. Also, autis ... hese early signs of autism are children who resist cuddling and don't respond to their environment. Autistic children show a lack of interest in others and do not have the ordinary social behaviors of ...

(2 pages) 84 0 5.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Student Information System Request For Proposal

through 5, which includes two self contained gifted classrooms and two special needs classrooms for autistic children. The enrollment is approximately 500 children and there are 35 teachers and suppor ... , 2008). WestSide serves as the home base for two of our district's special education programs. The autistic program serves the special needs of children identified with autism spectrum disorder. The ...

(12 pages) 157 1 5.0 Mar/2008

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management > Management Planning & Decision Making

Autism and Dance Therapy

been popular within different groups of people, but most importantly it has become a good go to for autistic children.First, it makes sense to answer the question of what exactly is autism and how doe ... nswer the question of what exactly is autism and how does one distinguish the difference between an autistic child and a normal functioning child. As stated in the book Dance and Other Expressive Art ...

(6 pages) 25 0 5.0 Nov/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

What is Autism?

Several years ago my step-son was diagnosed as an Autistic child. Through the years he has shown signs of being autistic: covering his ears at loud no ... e city contributed to his diagnosis.There are three distinctive behaviors that characterize autism. Autistic children have problems with social interaction, problems with verbal and nonverbal communic ... irling, or in self-abusive behavior such as biting or head-banging. The Autism Society reports that autistic children have a reduced sensitivity to pain, but are abnormally sensitive to sound, touch, ...

(7 pages) 37 0 0.0 Nov/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

The Challenges of My Typical Student: Human Development and Learning

ill be teaching is a ten year old male who has been diagnosed with mild autism. Autism, also called autistic disorder, is a neurological and developmental disorder that appears usually before the age ... s/her own world, showing little interest to others, and a lack of social awareness. The focus of an autistic child is a consistent routine that includes concentration in repeating odd and uncharacteri ...

(9 pages) 60 0 0.0 Apr/2010

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Animal-Assisted Therapy

ually used to help the patient to inmate in correctional facilities and gain sympathy. For example, autistic children can swim with dolphins. There are some special cases when pets' help is extremely ...

(3 pages) 8 0 0.0 May/2011

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine