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Semantics Domain Model on Autisim Spectrum Disorder Questions 1. What is Autism Spectrum Disorder? 2. Is there more than one way to describe this disorder? 3. Who has this disorder? 4. Is it a form of disability? 5. What causes this disorder? 6. What are the ages of the persons who get this disorder most? 7. Are their signs or symptoms that indicate one having this disorder? 8. Is their a treatment or a way to control this disorder? 9. Do people with ASD get healthcare? 1. Autism is a spectrum of psychological conditions characterized by varous kinds of abnormalities in social interactions and communication, as well as severely restricted interests and highly repetitive behavior. 2. There are three main forms of ASD:- Autism…show more content…
PDD-NOS is diagnosed when the criteria are not met for a more specific disorder. B) What about the Rett and Childhood Disintergrative Disorder? Rett syndrome and childhood disintegrative disorder, both share several signs with autism but usually have unrelated causes. 4. ASD is a form of diability whereby there is need of intensive, sustained special education programs and behavior therapy early in life can help children acquire self-care, social, and job skills. 5. Causes are unclear but a vast majority of researchers point toward the environment which pose potential for various combinations of factors causing autism. Autism was first described as a unique condition in 1943, believed that it was caused by cold, unloving mothers. There are multiple genetic components or disorders such as Fragile X, Tuberous Sclerosis, and Angelman's Syndrome that may cause autism on their own or possibly when combined with exposure to, like I said, undetermined environmental factors such as infectious ones (maternal rubella or cytomegalovirus) or chemical ones (thalidomide or valproate) during…show more content…
It starts with a parent who may have questions and concern about their child and speaks with a pediatrician. Some children are identified as having developmental delays before obtaining a diagnosis of autism. The concerns would range from their motor skills to social skills like Use of multiple nonverbal behaviors such as eye-to- eye gaze, facial expression, body posture, and gestures to regulate social interaction. Failure to develop peer relationships appropriate to their age. A lack of longing to share enjoyment, interests, or achievements with other people, (e.g., by a lack of showing, bringing, or pointing out objects of interest to other people). A lack of social or emotional feedback. 8. Treatments vary according to the child's needs. They range from: -Pivotal Response Therapy (PRT) -Verbal Therapy -Floortime -Relationship Development Intervention (RDI) -Training and Education of Autistic and Related Communication Handicapped Children (TEACCH) -Social Communication/ Emotional Regulation/ Transactional Support (SCERTS) 9. When a child is diagnosed with ASD. They have a right to recieve free support from public institutions such as schools and diferent forms of treatment for the betterment of their

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