Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Dissertation or Thesis by write123

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
An extensive literature review examining autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as part of a research project.
# 105721 | 12,860 words | 47 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Jul 16, 2008 in Education (Special) , Psychology (Child and Adolescent) , Psychology (Disorders)

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This research paper examines the different diagnostic labels for autism that are in current use, to consider how far they are applied with any consistency, how far they overlap, and whether existing terminology is adequate to account for the range of disorders encountered. The paper explains that Professor D.V.M. Bishop's work is highlighted in the research because the author feels that to even attempt to comprehend what is the 'best practice' in the case of educating the autistic individual is to first identify, define and characterize what 'autism' is actually comprised of in terms of its needs, its abilities, and the practices that negatively impact the autistic learner as well. Bishop informs the research at hand of some key factors in considering education of the autistic child.

Table of Contents:
Background of the Study
Diagnostic Criteria in 'Autism'
Revised Definition and Diagnostic Criteria in Autism 'Spectrum' Disorder
Research Questions
Nature and Purpose of the Diagnostic Exercise
Special Education and General Education Overview
Purpose of the Study
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Social Skills
Special Education
General Education
Literature Review
Historical Overview of Education and Autism
Complaints of the Special Education Inclusion Program
Autism Continuum Two-Dimensional Model
Conner (1989) Guidelines for Mainstream Practice
Nine Diagnostic Points Identified (Creak 1961; as cited in Conner, 1999)
Diagnostic Criteria: Asperger Syndrome
Screening Tools Identified
Autistic Behavior 'Rating Scales'
Classroom Strategies
Behavioral and Social Management
Scholastic Management
Limitations of the Research
Summary of Literature Review
Recommendations for Future Research
Questions of the Research
Method of Collection of Primary Studies for Review
Designation of Criteria for Inclusion
Designation of Criteria for Exclusion
Delineation of the Characteristics and Findings of the Studies
Analysis of the Data
Interpretation of the Results

From the Paper:

"While Christopher may well master the production of "long and complicated sentences" simultaneously Christopher's responses "are often inappropriate, and he often asks questions of others while disregarding the answers he receives." Bishop goes on and explains by asking the reader to suppose that in this fictional yet realistic situation that: "The psychiatrist suggests a diagnosis of Asperger syndrome. The speech therapist states that an analysis of Christopher's language shows that it is phonologically and grammatically normal.""

Sample of Sources Used:

  • AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION (1980). Diagnostic And Statistical Manual, Third Edition (DSM-III). Washington, DC: APA.
  • AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION (1987). Diagnostic And Statistical Manual, Third Edition, Revised (DSM-IIIR). Washington, DC: APA.
  • Baker, Dana Lee (2004) Public Policy And The Shaping Of Disability: Incidence Growth In Educational Autism. ERIC Digest. Educational Policy Analysis Archives. Vol. 12 No. 11. 16 March, 2004. ISSN1068-2341. Online Available At: Http://Epaa.Asu.Edu/Epaa/V12n11/
  • Baron-Cohen, S., Leslie, A.M. & Frith, U. (1985). Does The Autistic Child Have A "Theory Of Mind"? Cognition,21, 37-46.
  • Bartak, L. Rutter, M. & Cox A. (1975). A Comparative Study Of Infantile Autism And Specific Developmental Receptive Language Disorder. I. The Children. British Journal Of Psychiatry, 126, 127-145.

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