AAC for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Assessment and
... elements of its use with language intervention impacting long-term outcomes. The
current body of the research literature related to AAC and autism is limited in its
generalization due to the small samples sizes and the heterogeneity of the samples.
However, when paired with intensive interventions u ...
Autism Spectrum Disorders - Best Practice Guidelines
... A diagnosis of an autistic spectrum disorder can be a lifelong label. performance obtained and the behaviours
It is therefore essential that those professionals involved diagnose,
or discount it as a diagnosis accurately. It should be noted that observed during assessment.” (p773).
Professionals who ...
Sensory Processing in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
... In a study of the physiologic responses to sensation in children clinically identified
with sensory modulation disorder, McIntosh and colleagues9 demonstrated connections between different patterns of sensory processing, electrodermal responses
(EDR), and functional behavior. The researchers chose E ...
Access policy practice advice: Autism Spectrum Disorder (doc 267.5
... diagnosis is that the individual had been diagnosed previously with a developmental condition frequently
associated with ASD (for example, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, or
Tourette’s Disorder), and their ASD has been overlooked. Sometimes the individual has ...
spectru m disorders - American Academy of Pediatrics
... any parents. At first I thought about the things I did with my father that my son and I might
not be able to do, like playing sports. I later realized that although there are some things
that are challenging for him, there are many things we do together that bring us both much
joy. I have learned du ...
Understanding the sensory experiences of young people with
... an over-reactive response in a subgroup of individuals
with ASD. In some instances, they speculate that overfocus on one unchanging element in the environment
may be compensatory, as it is used to screen out extraneous overwhelming input and avoid sensory overload.
Liss et al. also suggest that diff ...
Autism spectrum disorders : an epidemiological
... construction firm from early in the morning to late in the evening for decades, as
well as the way of persevering and finding new paths – rather than giving up – if
you encounter misfortune. They have always had faith in my endeavors, which has
been a supporting strength in my life.
Our beloved chil ...
Avril V. Brereton 2008
... One of the key features of autism is abnormality in interpersonal relationships, such as:
reduced responsiveness to or interest in people, an appearance of aloofness and a
limited or impaired ability to relate to others. Infants with autism often do not assume a
normal anticipatory posture or put up ...
Comorbid Psychopathology in Autism Spectrum Disorder Comorbid
... that “while verbally intact patients may be reliably diagnosed with a comorbid mood
condition, clinicians may be reluctant to diagnose mood disorders in individuals with greater
communication impairment” (p. 64). The authors discussed how due to the challenges in
assessing mood disorders in individu ...
Sensory Issue Paper - Final for post (1)
... Why is understanding sensory differences in children with ASD important?
Understanding the difficulty children with ASD may have in tolerating or processing sensory
information is an important educational concern. Sensory differences in children with ASD pose
a unique challenge to educators in terms ...
Psychological and Neurobehavioral Comparisons of Children with
... Asperger’s Disorder, 15 children with High-Functioning Autism (HFA), and 31 controls, all ranging in age
from 5–17 years, M age = 10.7 years, SD = 3.0. Parents rated their children’s behaviors on a 44-item
autistic symptoms survey and on the 200-item Coolidge
Personality and Neuropsychological Inven ...
Sensory experiences of children with an autism spectrum
... Autism spectrum disorders (ASD’s) are a common set of neurodevelopmental disorders
that are gaining attention. ASD’s are so prevalent in the United States that the majority of the
population either has a family member, or knows of someone diagnosed with an ASD (Inglese &
Elder, 2009). Prevalence of ...
A long shadow is lifted on Asperger`s in adults
... Developmental Disabilities Clinic. "They don't form connections.
The desire, the drive and the social knowledge is lacking."
An explanation for behavior
What is not disputed is the testimony of those who say their
diagnosis helps explain their lives.
When Liane Holliday Willey was diagnosed with Asp ...
repetitive behaviors - School of Psychology
... sensory reactions (unusual visual fixations on objects)7 and motor stereotypies,
particularly arm and finger movements8, 9. Other observational research findings from 18to 24-month-olds with communication delay show that those subsequently diagnosed
with ASD had greater frequency and duration of re ...
Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders
... (ICD), aiming to submit the final version for approval by the World
Health Assembly in 2014.
Despite the uncertainty of the future diagnostic criteria, which will
have a key role in establishing the frequency of these disorders, there
is now converging evidence that, using current diagnostic criteri ...
The Effects of Music Therapy on the Interaction of verbal
... activities (American Psychiatric Association, 1994).
Related Services: IDEA 97 defines this as: “Transportation and such
developmental, corrective, and other supportive services as are required to assist a
child with a disability to benefit from special education...” (Mattson, 2001).
Adapted Physica ...
Anxiety disorders in young people with autism and learning disabilities
... vulnerability to stressful life events, which may trigger anxiety disorders. Smiley
(2005) suggests that overprotection and poor linguistic skills, leading to greater
difficulties in discussing or dismissing fears and resulting in over-generalisation,
are responsible for this anxiety disorders. Some ...
Pervasive Developmental Disorders
... have been identified.
While studies have found
various nervous-system problems,
no single problem has been
consistently found, and exact causes
are far from clear. This may be due
to the current approach of defining
PDDNOS based on behaviors (as
opposed to, say, genetic testing).
Hence, it is possib ...
PDF - OA Publishing London
... Recent revisions regarding inclusion of this symptom
category have been made in diagnostic instruments
including the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental
Disorders-Fifth Edition (DSM-5)2 and the Autism
Diagnostic Observation Schedule-Second Edition (ADOS2)11. The DSM is the primary diagnostic ...
... Changes in the DSM-5 have also broadened this diagnostic category. Although
the exact numbers of students with ASD in college are hard to predict, those
numbers are on the rise. Many college-bound individuals with ASD have
average to above-average cognitive capabilities; therefore, we can expect a
A Concise History of Asperger Syndrome: The Short
... but not in terms of employment or independent living (Tantam,
1994; Howlin, 2003).
An obvious approach to the question of whether or not
AS and HFA are distinct entities is to look for biological
diﬀerences between them. Despite the accumulated evidence on
neurophysiological abnormalities in autism ...
Enhanced Pitch Sensitivity in Individuals with Autism: A Signal
... categorization. This study is also the first to apply signal
detection methodology to investigate perceptual performance of individuals with autism. Firstly, and as
expected in regard to differences in task requirements,
the normally developing group performed the categorization task more poorly tha ...
Adults with autism spectrum disorder
... among children contradicts the idea that people can eventually ‘grow out of’ ASD.
However, it also suggests, contrary to popular belief that ASD is not in itself
becoming more prevalent. It may simply be easier for children now to obtain an
ASD diagnosis than it was for previous generations.
2. Find ...
Asperger`s Syndrome - List of Journals Published by PRL Publisher
... Children with AS have trouble reading social cues and
recognizing other people's feelings. They may have
strange movements or mannerisms. All of these make
it difficult for them to make friends. Problems with
motor skills are also common in children with AS.
They may be late learning to ride a bike ...
Autism Speaks is an autism advocacy organization in the United States that sponsors autism research and conducts awareness and outreach activities aimed at families, governments, and the public. It was founded in February 2005 by Bob Wright, vice chairman of General Electric, and by his wife Suzanne, a year after their grandson Christian was diagnosed with autism.In January 2008, child clinical psychologist Geraldine Dawson, Ph.D., became Autism Speaks's chief science officer. In April 2010, the organization named Yoko Ono its first ""Global Autism Ambassador."" Since its founding, Autism Speaks has merged with three existing autism organizations and raised millions of dollars for autism research.Since February 2009, Autism Speaks has used the Wubbzy character from Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! as a mascot.An Autism Rights advocate named Elizabeth Picciuto accused the organization of treating autism as a disease that needs to be cured rather than a difference that needs to be understood and accepted.On May 1, 2015 Bob Wright resigned as chairmen of the organization. He was succeeded by Brian Kelly who had served as Chair of the Audit and Family Services Committees for the organization and is co-founder of Eastern Real Estate LLC. Both Bob Wright and his wife Suzanne remain on the board as co-founders.