Therapy for Autistic Children Analytical Essay by Nicky

Therapy for Autistic Children
Looks at therapies for autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), which does not include Asperger syndrome.
# 148159 | 810 words | 4 sources | APA | 2011 | US

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This paper explains that key characteristics of an autistic child are difficulty interacting with other children and the frequent display of obsessive, repetitive behavior. Treating an autistic child, the author stresses, necessitates fortitude, professionalism and a multidisciplinary team including a psychologist, neurologist, speech therapist, other healthcare individuals and teachers with various specialties. The paper concludes by reviewing articles on various therapeutic approaches.

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Therapy for Autism

From the Paper:

"A study that was published in the journal "Autism" involved the close observation of 17 Australian and 15 Taiwanese children who have autism. These children were either "mute" or spoke very little during their two-hour school sessions, which they attended on a regular basis. The intent of the study was to see if certain instructions given by the teacher could help the autistic child to respond better. The article asserts that some children with autism have "severe expressive communication impairment" and, for those children, healthcare professionals have instituted "augmentative and alternative" communication strategies."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Chiang, Hus-Min. (2009). Naturalistic observations of elicited expressive communicationOf children with autism. Autism, 13(2), 165-178.
  • Donovan, Susan. Entrepreneur Thorkil Sonne on what you can learn from employeesWith autism. Harvard Business Review, 86(9), 32-32.
  • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. (2008). Autism Fact Sheet.Retrieved April 21, 2009, from
  • Vismara, Laurie A., Colombi, Costanza, & Rogers, Sally J. (2009). Can one hour perWeek of therapy lead to lasting changes in young children with autism? Autism, 13(1),93-115.

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