Autism Analytical Essay by DragonStar

An overview of autism and a literature review of the available therapies.
# 66142 | 2,171 words | 15 sources | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on May 29, 2006 in Psychology (Therapies) , Medical and Health (General) , Literature (General)

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This paper describes the major impairment areas of autism, and the symptoms of each. It then evaluates the effectiveness of treatments used in treating autism in general, through a literature review of 15 different source materials.
Characteristics of Autism
Diagnosis of Autism
Etiology of Autism
Psychodynamic Explanations
Candida Infection
MMR Vaccination
Current Scientific Findings
Treatments for Autism: Questionable Theories
Sensory-Motor Therapies
Biological Treatments
Promising Treatments for Autism
Applied Behavior Analysis

From the Paper:

"Auditory Integration Training (AIT) involves listening to filtered, modulated music that presents sounds of differing pitches and volumes. AIT is typically administered in two daily half an hour sessions for a ten day period. The theory is that a major factor in the behavioral problems with individuals with autism is that they have hypersensitive hearing. The idea is that the individual adjusts to the sounds he or she hears in therapy so they become more 'normal.' Arguers for AIT claim that the benefits include improved comprehension, memory, eye contact, appropriate social behavior, willingness to interact with others, and responsibility in school (Berard, 1993)."

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