Unfortunately there is no cure for CP, but there are treatments, therapy, and in some cases sugary to help the child live with the condition. Cerebral Palsy is one of the most common congenital disorders of childhood. An average of half a million adults and children suffer from CP in the United States. This disorder affects both complex and simple muscle coordination and also affects normal vital functions such as breathing, bladder and bowel control, eating and learning. Fortunately CP does not get worse over time.
“Retard, Dangerous, Seizures, Speechless and Incapable of Love”, there’s more to Autism than cruel, false stereotypes. Did you know that some children diagnosed with Autism are equally capable as any other child of being verbal, bright, energetic, and just as normal as you and I? My younger brother has a mental disability called Fragile X and even though he does not have the physical characteristics most people associate with Autism and Down Syndrome, he does face challenges everyday due to stereotypes that make others believe he is incapable of doing daily tasks that we all take for granted. You may believe you understand Autism, due to the fact that you know what it “looks like”, but you do not. Autism does not have to affect physical characteristics.
Autism is a developmental disability that causes problems with social skills and communication. Autism can be mild or severe. It is different for every person. It is also known as autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and can include high and low functioning and verbal / nonverbal conditions along the spectrum as well as a milder form known as Asperger syndrome, and childhood disintegrative disorder and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (referred to as PDD-NOS). Although ASD varies significantly in character and severity, it occurs in all ethnic and socioeconomic groups and affects every age group.
Autism Autism is not nearly as widely known as the familiar Down's syndrome,yet surprisingly autism is far more widespread. Autism is a spectrum disorder. The symptoms and the characteristics of autism can present themselves in a wide variety of combinations,from mild to sever. Because the autism in children leads to family distress,treatment program should cover the family of autism affected children.The reality is that autism has many levels of severity . My chose for an opening statement will state the differences of the behavior at the known levels of severity,what treatment seem to be most successful at each level, and while the cause of autism remains mystery,research that includes positive behavior modification has been fairly successful.
Sam Drafts Khalid Salah Allied Health Sciences Notes on Angelmans Syndrome Angelman syndrome is a ‘neuro-genetic’ disorder that happens in one in 15,000 births. People usually think of Angelman syndrome as autism but it is a lot different. Characteristics of the disorder include developmental delay, lack of speech, seizures, and walking and balance problems. People with Angelman syndrome will require life-long help. Angelman syndrome is a very complex genetic disorder that mostly affects the nervous system.
Seizures are symptoms of abnormal brain functions. With the exception of very young children and the elderly, the cause of the abnormal brain function is usually not identifiable. When seizures start, the physician will try to identify the cause of the seizure. This is because the most specific diagnosis as to why seizures are occurring depends on finding a cure, and the best therapy will be one specific to the etiology. If a specific diagnosis of cause cannot be made , then the epilepsy will be described according to seizure type or epileptic syndrome.
According to Strom (2006) “Autism is a neurological developmental disorder characterized by an impairment in social interactions, communications skills and in behavior” (¶1). The Autism spectrum is comprised of 4 disorders; Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (PDDNOS) and Childhood Disintegrative Disorder. Symptoms of Autism are varied and can “range from severely retarded to highly intelligent” (Strom, 2006). There are many behavioral symptoms of the Autistic individual as illustrated in the chart below. But not all Autistics exhibit every symptom; each individual is unique.
Autism Spectrum Disorder is a developmental disorder that effects many children during early childhood development. It impairs a child’s social and motor skills. Children with Autism do not usually acknowledge others and instead remain in their own world. In an effort to help parents interact better with their autistic child a research study was done linking child imitation to developing social skills in autistic children. An early sign of ASD is the lack of development of nonverbal joint attention skills which refers to socially sharing attention with others for an object or event.
Autism Spectrum Disorder Erick Mojica Florida National University Professor Hortacio Nunez December 08, 2014 Abstract ASD formally known as Autism Spectrum Disorder is a disorder found in many children. It is mainly found more in males than in females. This disorder affects kids at a very young age and impairs both social and communication skills in the brain. In this paper, you will read the signs and symptoms and even the treatments and therapies these children can take. Don’t get me wrong, those these treatments will help the children cope and maybe even understand their disorder it will not cure it or take it away.
INTRODUCTION While cerebral palsy is a blanket term commonly referred to as “CP” and described by loss or impairment of motor function, cerebral palsy is actually caused by brain damage. The brain damage is caused by brain injury or abnormal development of the brain that occurs while a child’s brain is still developing — before birth, during birth, or immediately after birth. Cerebral palsy affects body movement, muscle control, muscle coordination, muscle tone, reflex, posture and balance. It can also impact fine motor skills, gross motor skills and oral motor functioning. Those with cerebral palsy were most likely born with the condition; although some acquire it later.