Autism Case Study
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This paper discusses the case study of an 11-year-old boy who is in fifth grade and who has a moderate form of autistic disorder. The paper briefly defines autism syndromes and the ways in which they can vary. It then discusses the writer's observations of the child within a classroom setting. The writer discusses ways she would approach the care and teaching of this particular child.
From the Paper:"Max is an 11-year-old in fifth grade, who has a moderate form of Autistic Disorder. The defining characteristic of autism is jointly having impaired communication, social skills, and marked lack of cognitive and behavioral flexibility. Autism is a behavioral diagnosis that is dependent on the presence of a requisite number of behaviors that exist to as specific degree across this triad of chracteristics and causes impairment in social and occupational functioning. In United States, behavioral diagnoses are made on the basis of categories presented in the DSM-IV-TR. The DSM-IV-TR clusters the behaviors to allow ordering and diagnosis (American Psychiatric Association, 2000). The diagnosis is a term that points to the cluster of behaviors that make up autism."
Sample of Sources Used:
- American Psychiatric Association. DSM-IV Sourcebook. Website retrieved 12, Feburary http://www.appi.org/book.cfm?id=2073 2007
- Le Fevre, D. M., Moore, D. W., & Wilkinson, I. A. G. (2003). Tape-assisted reciprocal teaching: Cognitive bootstrapping for poor decoders. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 73(1), 37-58.
- Miao, Y., Darch, C., & Rabren, K. (2002). Use of precorrection strategies to enhance reading performance of students with learning and behavior problems. Journal of Instructional Psychology, 29(3), 162-174
- Timmons, V., Breitenbach, M., and MacIsaac, M. (2005) "Educating children about children in an autistic classroom." Charlottestown, University of Prince Edward Island, PEI Department of Education.
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