Children with Autism Descriptive Essay by Peter Pen

Children with Autism
This paper discusses the diagnosis and treatment of children with autism, a developmental disorder.
# 103353 | 1,615 words | 4 sources | APA | 2008
Published on May 05, 2008 in Psychology (Child and Adolescent) , Psychology (Disorders)

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This paper explains that children diagnosed with autism are known to have abnormal communication skills and social interactions and exhibit limited repetitive interests and behavior. The author points out that, due to this lack of social interaction with the rest of the world, autistic children are deprived of many experiences that would have eventually led them to an understanding of this world. The paper relates that there are many possible variations of these symptoms, which create numerous autism spectrum disorders that range from mild to severe disability. The author describes Asperger's syndrome, PPD (pervasive developmental disorder), Rett's syndrome and childhood disintegrative disorder. The paper concludes that, although there is no cure for autism, several systems and therapies have been designed to ease the obstacles and complications presented by autism. The paper includes a case observed by the author.

From the Paper:

"In 1943, Kanner was the first to define autism; it was based on his study on eleven children which who all had an "unrecognized syndrome". Kanner discovered that the eleven children all had similar behavioral features. "These features included an inability to develop relationships with people, a delay in speech acquisition, the non-communicative use of speech after it develops, delayed echolalia, pronominal reversal, repetitive and stereotyped play activities, an obsessive insistence on the maintenance of the sameness, a lack of imagination, a good rote memory, and a normal physical appearance"."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • IRSA. (2006). RS Facts.
  • Rodier, P. M. "Autism". World Book Online Reference Center. 2006.
  • Rutter, M., & Schopler, E. (1978). Autism A reappraisal of Concepts and Treatment. New York, NY: Plenum Press.
  • Trevarthen, C., & Aitken, K., & Papoudi, D. (1996). Children With Autism Diagnosis And Interventions To Meet Their Needs. Pennsylvania: London and Bristol.

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