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Aspergers Answers Revealed

Aspergers Answers Revealed

Learn How to Help, Understand amp Cope with your Aspergers Child from a UK Chartered Educational Psychologist. Before beginning any practice relating to Aspergers it is highly recommended that you first obtain the consent and advice of a qualified health,education or social care professional.

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Child Autism Learning To Talk Again

Studies Have Shown That Fathers Have A Positive Impact On Their Autistic Childs Development The University Of Florida Found A Fifty Percent Increase In Communication. This book provides a comprehensive insight into the nature of autism and provides parents with a clear understanding of how individual the disorder is. The examples illustrate how necessary it is for the whole family to have knowledge, accept and be involved, in order to devise the best possible intervention program for their child. The information and examples in the book provide parents with a quide to what is available to help their child and may help them to formulate relevant questions they need to refer to their medical professionals.

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The Essential Guide to Autism

Here is just some of what you'll learn: 13 common Asd (Autism Spectrum Disorder) misconceptions and the real truth for each this information will greatly help put your mind at ease about this mysterious disorder. The three main signs of autism and how to quickly and easily recognize each. The three broad categories of autism and how to immediately tell in which category someone with autism belongs and what this means for their treatment. The 5 most recent, most accepted theories about the cause of Asds this information may surprise you. 13 questions all concerned parents should ask themselves if they think their child may have autism your responses to these questions will ensure you know what step to take next. 28 additional signs of autism youll know exactly what behaviors to look for when assessing your child or loved one. Common treatments for autism and how to know if a treatment is right for your child or loved one. 18 questions you should always ask before submitting your child or loved one for a particular treatment this information will help ensure your child receives the treatment thats right for him or her. The six most common autism treatments used today plus, whether or not it is good to combine treatments. The positives and negatives of using Applied Behavioral Analysis to treat autism and how to tell if your child is right for an Aba program. How to choose an Aba provider including four things that you should always look for before deciding upon a provider. The five steps involved in a successful Floor Time program if a program doesnt include all five of these steps then it is definitely not right for you child. The effectiveness of the most common alternative autism treatments plus, 14 things that you should always look for before selecting an alternative treatment program. How to use the diet to help control autism naturally diet experts agree that many symptoms can decrease in severity and some may even disappear with a change in diet learn more here. Supplements that have been shown to benefit those with autism and how to ensure your autistic child takes the supplements without having a battle on your hands. 6 tips for a successful supplementation program these tips will help you cut costs and ensure that your child adjusts to the program quickly and easily. How to cope with the stress of raising a child with autism this information will have you feeling better and more relaxed than you have in years. How to ensure the safety of a a child with autism follow these 12 simple tips and your childs safety is practically guaranteed. How to ensure the education needs of your child with autism are being met including seven questions that you should always ask your childs school. How to deal with an adolescent with autism follow these tips to safely navigate your way through this difficult time in anyones life.

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Author: Rachel Evans
Official Website: www.essential-guide-to-autism.com
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A Parent's Guide For Reversing Autism

Whilst best results are seen in younger children the seven step plan I have outlined in this book, including the diet, can be applied to any autistic person of any age. Step One details the gluten free/casein free diet and why it is so important for recovery to begin. It also explains why, after only 6 weeks, a particular type of cows milk can be included back into the diet. This milk has a different molecular structure than other milks. You are unlikely to hear about this milk anywhere else in the autistic community as we have been told that all casein is bad. This is simply not true. Your child may be similar to mine and have no reaction to this milk casein whatsoever. I explain how to test your child for this and other food intolerances in step one. If you have a child who is a 'picky eater' or skeptical family members, then doing step one correctly will put an end to all that. This diet is strict and has to be done properly or you will not get the results you are longing for. If you follow my recommendations for diet outlined in this chapter you could see significant improvements in your child in as little as a week.

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Author: Donna Blackmore
Official Website: www.autism2recovery.com
Price: $19.00

Eric Chessen's Autism Fitness Assessment Toolbox

Eric Chessen takes you step by step using his easy to follow Manuals, Assessment Grids and Videos to better prepare you to understand your participants abilities and help you create outstanding fitness programs. The Big 5 Movement Patterns- Each of the major ways in which we perform physically. The Big 5 include: Pushing (Movement away from the body) Pulling (Movement towards the body) Rotation (Movement around the torso or hips) Bending (All squatting or pick-up activities) Locomotion (Movement from one point in space to another) The Big 5 are all multi-joint movements, meaning they do not isolate a specific muscle. They will often be used in combination, for example, a scoop throw is a combination of bending (hips moving down/back) and pushing (throwing the to a partner) Behavior-Specific Praise (Bsp)- A technique derived from the science and practice of Applied Behavior Analysis (Aba). The instructor provides positive feedback immediately following the individuals action. Rather than saying Great job!, a more effective response would be Great job bending knees and jumping! This tells the individual exactly what they did well. Increasing Duration of Activity- For individuals who baseline at low or intermediate. levels of Adaptive ability, one of the goals will be to increase the time they are able to attend to an activity. This is not a measure of physical endurance, but developing the skills of patience and resilience. If Chris Pac assessment shows that he is only able to perform activity for ten seconds before running away from the instructor, the current goals will include being able to perform exercise for a longer time period (20 or 30 seconds) before gaining access to a secondary reinforcer (2nd R+).

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With Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Although a number of intervention and educational strategies have been developed for children with autistic spectrum disorders (Bristol et al., 1996 Rogers, 1996), there has not been sufficient emphasis on working with individual processing patterns and different functional developmental capacities. The DIR intervention approach, which focuses on the delayed child's developmental level and individual differences, is different from psychotherapy or play therapy. What often occurs in traditional play therapy with children with autism is a type of parallel play, rather than true developmentally based interactions. For children with autistic spectrum patterns, initial therapeutic goals often need to focus on four essential presymbolic capacities. The first is to foster regulation, focus, and concentration (shared attention) through gearing interactive experiences to the child's processing profile (e.g., very energetic and challenging for the underreactive child and soothing and gradual...

Disease State Diagnosis

There are six diagnostic criteria for schizophrenia4 (1) characteristic symptoms, that include (i) delusions, (ii) hallucinations, (iii) disorganized speech, (iv) grossly disorganized or catatonic behavior, and (v) negative symptoms (affective flattening, alogia (poverty or absence of speech), avolition (lack of interest and drive)) - two or more of which are present for a significant duration over a 1 month period (2) social occupational dysfunction (3) duration -continuous signs of the disturbance for at least 6 months (unless successfully treated after early diagnosis) (4) schizoaffective and mood disorder exclusion (5) substance general medical condition exclusion (6) relationship to a pervasive developmental disorder, e.g., autistic disorder. While considerable research has been directed at the genetics of the disorder and significant advances have been made in the development of imaging tools and methods, there is currently no objective clinical test for diagnosis.

Differential Diagnosis

The diagnosis of mental retardation itself should be relatively straightforward as it reflects the current level of intellectual and adaptive functioning. Some persons with learning disorders or communication disorders might appear to have a low level of functioning, but appropriate psychological and communication testing will demonstrate that the impairment is in the development of specific skills and is not generalized. Dementia can be diagnosed at any age, whereas mental retardation is diagnosed only if the onset is before age 18 years. However, both disorders might be diagnosed in persons younger than age 18. It is often asked how one differentiates between mental retardation and autistic disorder. Actually, such a question is erroneous because these disorders are not mutually exclusive in fact, most persons with autism also have mental retardation. An uncomplicated mental retardation is not associated with qualitative impairment in social interaction and communication, which is...

Childhood Disorders Pervasive Developmental Disorders

The pervasive developmental disorders (PDDs) have been more recently conceptualized as the autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) in order to recognize the commonality of these conditions with the paradigmatic disorder, autistic disorder. The ASDs are a group of neurodevelopmental syndromes characterized by disturbances in social interactions, language and communication, and the presence of stereotyped behaviors and interests. Diagnoses subsumed under the category of the ASDs (and PDDs) include Autistic Disorder, Rett's Disorder, Childhood Disintegrative Disorder, Asperger's Disorder, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (PDDNOS). A comparison of the definitions of the ASDs is shown in Table 5-1.

Dsmivtr Diagnostic Criteria

Many consider the disturbance of social development, including difficulty in developing meaningful attachments and interpersonal reciprocity, to be the central impairment in ASD. There is definitely variation in the clinical presentation. For instance, while many children with ASD will seem aloof and unattached to their parents, many will display age-appropriate separation anxiety. Typically, a child with autistic disorder has abnormal patterns of eye contact and facial expression. When compared with normal children, children with autism fail to consistently maintain eye contact or vary facial expression to establish social contact. These children seem to have considerable difficulty in effectively coordinating social cues. They have difficulty Another area of difficulty is in the acquisition and proper use of language for communication. It is estimated that only about half of the children with autistic disorder develop functional speech. This is not merely a delay in development of...

Unmet Medical Needs

Concerns have been raised in regard to current screening paradigms used in AED discovery, e.g., the NINDS in vivo panel, that are viewed as generating AEDs of similar efficacy (and limitations) to those already in use.29,43 In the 10 years encompassing the 1990 Decade of the Brain, eight new AEDs were introduced, none of which appears to have had any impact on the treatment of intractable epileptic patients.43 This same period also saw a doubling of the finding for epilepsy research from 40 million to 80 million and, in 1999, a major White House initiative, 'Curing Epilepsy - Focus on the Future,' focused on translational research initiatives to use the evolving knowledge of basic brain function at the genomic and proteomic levels to develop new models that would lead to new treatments for epilepsy, new AEDs as well as possible cures and prevention of the disorder(s). Like many of the debatably successful outcomes from the Decade of the Brain,44 the transition of research findings to...

Psychological Treatments

(2) knowing what constitutes an appropriate reaction to these behaviors on the part of the caregiver. To determine the antecedent is often extraordinarily difficult, since it is often not apparent as to what exactly happened in the environment that stimulated the behavior. This is particularly true if the behavior is chronic and has developed some autonomous function (i.e., no longer a stimulus-response event). To make things more complicated, it could be internal perception or the meaning of what happened in a child with autism (poor language and socially nonresponsive) that may have initiated the behavior.

Comparison Of Dsmivtr And Icd10 Diagnostic Criteria

The DSM-IV-TR and ICD-10 item sets and diagnostic algorithms for autistic disorder are almost identical. However, the ICD-10 exclusion criterion is considerably more broad, requiring that a number of other disorders should be considered instead (e.g., early onset schizophrenia, mental retardation with an associated emotional or behavioral disorder). In ICD-10, this disorder is referred to as childhood autism.

Suggested Further Reading

In Ward Number Six and Other Stories. Trans. Ronald Hingley. New York Oxford University Press, 1974. Written in 1892, this attack on involuntary mental hospitalization shows the darker side of psychiatric history. Donley, Carol, and S. Buckley, eds. What's Normal Narratives of Mental and Emotional Disorders. Kent, Ohio Kent State University Press, 2000. Exceptional anthology. Grandin, Temple. Thinking in Pictures and Other Reports from My Life with Autism. New York Vintage Books, 1996. The increasingly diagnosed high-functioning autism blurs the lines between normal and abnormal. Green, Hannah. I Never Promised You a Rose Garden. New York Holt, 1964. The anguish and hope, in the first person, of a schizophrenic mental patient.

Physiological Effects

One dose of ketamine creates a trip that lasts about 1 hour (Delgarno & Shewan, 1996). Larger doses last longer and have a more intense effect (Malhotra et al., 1996). The user feels physical tingling, followed by a feeling of removal from the outside sensory world. Tolerance develops rapidly to ketamine, and dependence, though rare, is well known. Flashbacks have been reported, and their incidence may be higher than with many other hallucinogens (Siegel, 1984). Ketamine works in a dose-dependent fashion. Mild doses involve an autistic stare and a paucity of thinking. Higher doses result in the K-hole phenomenon, which is characterized by social withdrawal, autistic behavior, and an inability to maintain a cognitive set. Such individuals may be described as zombie-like (Gay Men's Health Crisis, 1997).

Implementing The Mind

Specific outstanding problems in this context concern autobiographical episodic memory, metacognition (higher-order thoughts), representation of others' minds (theory of mind), selected neurological disorders, including schizophrenia, multiple personality, autism, and the forbidden topic3 consciousness. Remarkably, all these topics have one element in common they all involve the concept of an agent (27). There is no doubt that much human brain information processing deals with abstract representations of agents, such as instances of the self and others (as opposed to representations of physical bodies of these agents and other things). This sort of representation and information processing could be the key building block missing at all levels of the structure of cognitive neuropsychology. This could be the answer to the question regarding the principal difference between brains and computers as we know them today. If so, then implementing the right sense of agency (based on a...

Theoretical Constructs

Mahler, who based her model on detailed observations of young children in therapy and on mother-child pairs followed longitudinally over the first three years of life, proposed that the early development of object relations proceeded through three stages, culminating in the emergence of emotional object constancy around 3 years of age (Mahler, 1968 Mahler et al., 1975). These three stages, modified by the empirical work of Stern and others, provide the basic framework for conceptualization of the object-relations play therapy presented here. Mahler's first stage, normal autism, occurs over the first month of life. Whereas Mahler assumed the infant was objectless, Stern (1985) found evidence that infants are born with rudimentary object-relatedness. We want to avoid confusion with infantile autism as a disorder and adequately capture this rudimentary relatedness, and replace autism with the term presymbiosis here. The second stage is normal symbiosis, in which the infant functions as...

The Developmental Basis of Psychotherapeutic Processes

Through clinical work and observations with infants and young children, we have been able to more fully identify and describe the early stages of ego development. We have also been able to describe stage-specific affective interactions and relationship patterns and individual motor and sensory processing differences that influence these early capacities. Taken together, these elements constitute the Developmental, Individual-Difference, Relationship-Based (DIR) model (Greenspan, 1997a, 1997b). This model provides a developmental framework for conceptualizing the psy-chotherapeutic process. The DIR framework, which can be applied to both children and adults, includes an individualized developmental approach to assessment and diagnosis and the practice of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. It also includes developmental insights into a range of disorders (e.g., anxiety, depression, character, and personality disorders, autism, mental retardation, learning disorders) and informs a...

Somatic Treatments

At this time, there are no pharmacological agents with US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved labeling specific for the treatment of autistic disorder or other PDDs in either children or adults. This is all the more problematic because many of the symptoms commonly seen in autistic disorder and other PDDs (rituals, aggressive behavior, and hyperactivity) are also commonly seen in children, adolescents, and adults with mental retardation but without a PDD. Some of the pharmacological strategies for the treatment of autistic disorder have been extrapolated from studies of related conditions, largely in adults, including attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and OCD. While there may not be FDA-approved treatments, there are treatment options available. However, clinicians and families should be reminded before any treatment is initiated that (1) current treatments target symptoms, (2) current treatments do not target a specific etiological mechanism for ASD, (3) anecdotal...

The Great Challenge

Several attempts of this sort have actually been made, among which are artificial neural networks and evolutionary computation however, none of these approaches resulted in a good general solution to the problem of turning computers into intelligent devices. Today computer scientists and engineers entertain the idea of creating conscious virtual agents, but nobody seems to understands precisely what this would mean, or, more generally, what consciousness is. This is not surprising, as many other concepts are similarly not yet precisely understood for instance, the concepts of existence, compassion, humor, pretend play, voluntary intention, the concept of Self, and even the idea of concepts in general. These issues will inevitably become relevant to computer science, if computers are to learn about common sense. Present computers require humans serving them at every step, because they (computers) lack their own common sense initiative. This in turn seems to be due primarily to their...

Other Zootherapies

Programs aimed at assisting people with disabilities to ride horses are popular in a number of countries, and potential benefits are said to come from a variety of aspects of horse-human interaction. Dolphin therapy has been used with children with learning disabilities, autism, and motor developmental delay, as well as with adults with chronic pain. These groups presumably would have included children with difficult-to-control epilepsy, but the specific impact on seizures has hardly been studied. Working with dolphins requires special preparation and circumstances, and it is unlikely to develop into a mainstream therapeutic option. Nevertheless, some positive long-term follow-up studies suggest that the dolphin's echolocation system may play a role in some cases, possibly by the emission of high frequency sound waves that affect human tissues (14-16). Although the patient groups described in these reports often have a high incidence of seizure disorders, little is reported on...