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Creating a Supportive Environment for Autistic Children
An exploration of the considerations regarding the creation of a supportive environment for young children with autism.
# 149337 | 2,323 words | 9 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Dec 07, 2011 in Education (Special) , Psychology (Disorders)


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Description:

The paper discusses how parents can do a number of things to help autistic children overcome their challenges to have a productive life. The paper addresses the need to be consistent, to stick to a schedule, to reward good behavior and implement positive reinforcement, to create a safe home environment and to make time to have fun with the child. The paper also looks at the role of therapy interventions in impacting the progress of an autistic child. Abundant material for further research is provided at the end of the paper.

Outline:
For Young Children with Autism
Creating a Supportive Environment
Siblings and Children with Autism
Music
Conclusion

From the Paper:

"In the article, "Autism, treatment approaches and young children - what do we need to know?", Martie Kendrick, MEd and Bonnie Blagojevic, MEd (2005) note that although a number of theories allude to possible causes of autism, researchers basically remain "in the dark" as to its cause, as no concrete criteria has yet been confirmed. Potential causes thought to attribute to this disorder include dietary reasons, genetic issues, neurological factors, metabolic components, and vaccines. The article, "Learning with autism; Inclusive education can help," (2009) relates the story of a toddler, Ben Adams, currently five-years old, would hide from his family. Ben refused to be touched by anyone, even by his mother. When he was 18 months old, Ben still had not yet spoken his first word. Prior to Ben's second birthday, doctors diagnosed him with autism, (Learning with autism..., 2009, 1).
"In the past, as physicians did not regularly encounter autism, they considered this malady to be a rare disorder. The limited amount of focus researchers invested in examining autism adversely affected the quality and quantity of the research conducted (Kendrick & Blagojevic, 2005). Kendrick and Blagojevic explain that symptoms of autism, a complex disorder, affect a range of physiological functions."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders Overview. (2007, February 09). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved June 11, 2009 from http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/overview.htm Hoffman-Raap, L. (2004). Peer play and the autism spectrum: The art of guiding children's socialization and imagination--integrated play groups field manual. Australian Journal of Early Childhood. Early Childhood Australia Inc. Retrieved June 11, 2009 from HighBeam Research: http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-122421170.html
  • Hume, K., Scott Bellini, S. & Pratt, C. (2005). The usage and perceived outcomes of early intervention and early childhood programs for young children with autism spectrum disorder. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education. Sage Publications, Inc. Retrieved June 11, 2009 from HighBeam Research: http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G 142574428.html
  • Kendrick M. & Blagojevic, B. (2005). Autism, treatment approaches and young children - what do we need to know? The University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies. Vol. 8. Retrieved June 11, 2009 from http://www.ccids.umaine.edu/resources/facts/facts_2005/autism.htm
  • Kern, P. & Aldridge, D. (2006). Using embedded music therapy interventions to support outdoor play of young children with autism in an inclusive community-based child care program. Journal of Music Therapy. American Music Therapy Association. Retrieved June 11, 2009 from HighBeam Research: http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P 1233098411.html
  • Learning with autism; Inclusive education can help. (2009). The Washington Times. News World Communications, Inc. Retrieved June 11, 2009 from HighBeam Research: http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-199689966.html

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