Essays Tagged: "List of people with autism spectrum disorders"


AutismFirst described and named by Leo Kanner in 1944, the mysterious disability of autism is characterized by a peculiar emotional and intellectual detachment from other people and ... on world. An impaired capacity to have social relationships and to speak becomes evident by the age of three. Although the symptoms vary in nature and severity, language and the capacity for a normal ... ected. It 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 ...

(4 pages) 163 0 4.2 May/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Autism, what causes it and what the symptoms are.

are drawing straight lines and scribbling, some children with autism are able to draw detailed, realistic pictures in three-dimensional perspective.These talents include an exceptional memory, able t ...

(5 pages) 223 0 4.3 Dec/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Autism: The Isolated Individual.

Autism is a developmental disability of the brain, much like dyslexia, mental retardation, or attention deficit disorder. Autism is not a ... stic people appear to function as retarded, they are frequently quite intelligent. Approximately 15 of every 10,000 individuals and nearly 400,000 people in the United States today have some form of a ... , including Autistic Disorder, Aspergers Syndrome, and "Atypical" Autism. Atypical Autism is a type of Pervasive Developmental Disorder, not otherwise specified. Though there are some differences betw ...

(7 pages) 119 0 5.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

'Patterns' A short documentary by Kirsten Sheridan.

you feel dizzy and awkward which gives us and insight to what Tommy feels like.Tommy is in his room listening to music when the record starts to jump which causes him to have a panic attack. Kathleen ...

(5 pages) 11 0 5.0 Apr/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

According to our textbook, Educational Psychology by John Santrock, Autism

According to our textbook, Educational Psychology by John Santrock, Autism is an often-severe developmental disorder with an onset in infancy that includes deficiencies in social re ... relationships, abnormalities in communication, and restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped patterns of behavior. To start to understand this disorder I had to break down the definition provided by our ... ext book into simpler terms. In the paragraphs to follow I will break down the text book definition of autism, as well as, provide examples of noticeable behavior of an Autistic child. I will also dis ...

(5 pages) 21 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology