food/dairy * Digestive problems 2.4 outline the sensory difficulties experienced by many individuals with an autistic spectrum condition Sensory difficulties experienced by autistic individuals include hyper and hypo Sensitivity to noise: doorbells, telephones, vacuum cleaners. Either can’t cope with these sounds or liking loud noises Touch: some are unable to cope with being touched by others or clothing. This can be physically painful for the individual. 3.1 Describe behavioural characteristics associated with autistic spectrum conditions An individual with autism may show restricted, repetitive, or ritualistic behaviours, interests, and activities, for example: * may be preoccupied with a narrow range of interest (i.e. dinosaurs, astronomy, trains or roller coasters, * may insist on sameness (i.e.
However, they all have difficulties with using language, being unable to talk and express their selves effectively and often having problems in processing and understanding the language and communication of others. Those suffering from an A.S.D
Those experiencing hypoglycaemia may exhibit aphasia--the inability to use or understand words. Hypoglycaemia can also produce hemiplegia, the inability to control motor functions, often on just one side of the body. Tumours or masses occurring in the central nervous system or brain can also mimic a stroke. Although masses typically increase in size progressively over time, the onset of symptoms may be sudden, just as a stroke. As the mass impedes on the brain or blood vessels, symptoms such as seizures and speech problems can occur.
Dementia is a collection of symptoms including memory loss, personality change, and impaired intellectual functions resulting from disease or trauma to the brain. These changes are not part of normal aging and are severe enough to impact daily living, independence, and relationships. There will likely be noticeable decline in communication, learning, remembering, and problem solving. These changes may occur quickly or very slowly over time. Common signs and symptoms of dementia include: * Memory loss * Impaired judgment
Those with dementia do not always understand the simplest question or instructions. The environment, in which I communicate in, may cause a barrier also; such as noise from groups, TV’s and radios being played loud. There are also language barriers, where
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.
Living with constant pain is debilitating and exhausting for patients. Studies show that persistent pain interferes with activities of daily living (ADL’s) and social interactions (Breivik 2009). This can result in serious psychosocial implications. Patients can become anxious and depressed which in turn promotes physiological changes within the body. Studies have been conducted which corroborate this.
These questions include recalling of events throughout their life or any out of body experiences. Symptoms of dissociative identity disorder include de-realization, dissociation, feeling lost or lonely, identity crisis, difficulties expressing themselves, and many more. De-realization can cause continuous conflict in the mind about who they are. Often refusing to recognize themselves in mirrors , or feeling as if two or more different people are trapped in one body. Dissociation is the most common symptom of this disorder.
Children that have been ‘looked after’ have often been through a great amount of upheaval and disruption in their lives which leads them to be very vulnerable. They may have been affected by the damaging experience they have been through such as abuse or rejection. There may