New PDF release: 100 Questions & Answers About Autism : Expert Advice from a

By Campion E. Quinn

ISBN-10: 0763738948

ISBN-13: 9780763738945

A hundred Questions & solutions approximately Autism: specialist suggestion from a Physician/Parent Caregiver specializes in problems with severe significance to people who love and deal with autistic youngsters and adults. This ebook promises authoritative, functional solutions to the most typical questions on autism, together with explanations, prognosis, treatment plans, resources of help, and masses extra. Written by means of a doctor who's the mother or father of an autistic baby, this article combines the author’s scientific wisdom, large learn, and private adventure. The textual content is supplemented with suggestions and reviews from different mom and dad of autistic kids, making this a useful source for all family of individuals dealing with the actual and emotional turmoil of autism.

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In autism, the brain seems unable to balance the senses appropriately. Some autistic children are oblivious to extreme cold or pain. An autistic child may fall and break an arm, yet never cry. Another may bash his or her head against a wall and not wince, but a light touch may make the child scream with alarm. Mental retardation. Many children with autism have some degree of mental impairment. When tested, some areas of ability may be normal, while others may be especially weak. For example, a child with autism may do well on the parts of the test that measure visual skills but earn low scores on the language subtests.

While the cause of autism remains elusive, this oftenquoted theory by Freud is as wrong as it is harmful. Thankfully, it has been out of favor for many years. Freud’s theory is also called the “ice mother” or “refrigerator mother” theory. This behavior was once erroneously thought to be the cause of (infantile) autism. However, if autistic children are identified early and undergo intensive speech therapy, as many as three quarters of autistic children are able to talk. 33 JBQ018_PartI 10/27/05 2:50 PM Page 34 1 0 0 Q & A A B O U T A U T I S M William’s comment: Liam’s eye contact is less than a typical kid.

On the other hand, if sensory information is faulty, the child’s experiences of the world can be confusing. Many autistic children are highly attuned or even painfully sensitive to certain sounds, textures, tastes, and smells. Some children find the feel of clothes touching their skin almost unbearable. Some sounds—a vacuum cleaner, a ringing telephone, a sudden storm, even the sound of waves lapping the shoreline—will cause these children to cover their ears and scream. In autism, the brain seems unable to balance the senses appropriately.

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