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Autism & Autism Spectrum Disorders

May 28, 2015




A Powerpoint for my undergraduate degree. Based on the topic of Autism. I\'m supposed to be speaking with it so, while your watching it may not be as effective without my narration.

  • 1. Autism & Autism SpectrumDisorder Rogelio O. Daniel Jr.American InterContinental University

2. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Conditions The Affected Signs & Symptoms 3. Conditions Autistic Disorder Most associated with Autism Significant Language Delays Social and Communication Challenges Unusual Behaviors and Interests Intellectual Disability 4. Conditions Pervasive Developmental Disorders - NotOtherwise Specified (PDD-NOS) AKA Atypical Autism Not All are Diagnosed PDD-NOS Fewer & Milder Symptoms Only Social and Communication Challenges 5. Conditions Aspergers Syndrome Symptoms are milder Social Challenges Unusual Behavior and Interests Do not Have Language or Intellectual Disabilities 6. The AffectedASDs occur in all racial, ethnic, andsocioeconomic groups, but are fourtimes more likely to occur in boys thanin girls (, 2012). 7. The AffectedAbout 1 in 150 people are ASD (, 2012) 8. The Affected More people than ever before are beingdiagnosed with an ASD. 9. Signs and Symptoms Auditory/Visual Tactile 10. Signs and Symptoms Auditory/Visual No BIG Smiles No Joyful expressions No cooing back and forth No Babbling 11. Signs and Symptoms Tactile No Back and Forth Gestures Pointing Showing Reaching Hypersensitive Repetitive Movements 12. Treatment Behavior Treatments Medicine 13. Treatment Treating the Core Symptoms Applied Behavior Analysis, Early Start DenverModel Floor time, Pivotal Response Therapy Verbal Behavior Therapy 14. Conclusion Cause? Genetic Environmental Cure? Treatment Therapy Medication 15. To learn more about Autism and the Autism Spectrum Disorder visit 16. References Yeargin, M. Dr. (2010). In What is Autism?Retrieved from (2012). Retrieved from (2012). Retrieved from

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