Health and Promotional Behavior

Health and Promotional Behavior - Autism Spectrum Disorders...

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Autism Spectrum Disorders Dr. Elizabeth Mendell HPRB 1710 Wed, Aug 27 2008
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Previous Lecture Review: Mental Health—Part 2 Website: Nuci’s Space, www.nuci.org List of mental disorders covered in this course. Definition of mental disorder Mental disorders we are going to cover today (listed by category): Mood disorders Anxiety disorders Psychotic disorders Personality disorders Mental disorders & suicide
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Today’s Lecture: Overview History of the word: “Autism” What does autism mean today?—Autism Spectrum Disorders Autism Spectrum Disorders Background What do they have in common? Problems with social interaction Problems with communication Problems with behavior Possible early indicators What does “spectrum” mean? Diagnosis We are going to cover two of the Autism Spectrum Disorders: Autistic Disorder & Asperger’s “Classic Autism”/Autistic Disorder Asperger’s Syndrome How does Asperger’s differ from “Classic Autism”/Autistic Disorder? Savant Syndrome
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History of the Word: “Autism” Autism comes from the Greek word autos , which means self. When “autism” was first discovered, children referred to as “autistic” because they appeared to be isolated from the outside world and extremely self-absorbed. ExKorn, KS. The Autism Sourcebook, 2006.
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What Does Autism Mean Today?— Autism Spectrum Disorders The word “autism” is often used as a catch-all term. A more current term for autism is “Autism Spectrum Disorders,” or ASDs. Autism Spectrum Disorders are a group of five disorders : Autistic Disorder/“Classic Autism” Asperger’s Disorder Childhood Disintegrative Disorder Rett’s Disorder PDD-NOS (Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified) Often referred to as “invisible disabilities.” ExKorn, KS. The Autism Sourcebook, 2006.
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Autism Spectrum Disorders: Background In 2007, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an autism prevalence report: The prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders had risen to 1 in every 150 American children , and almost 1 in 94 boys. Autism Spectrum Disorders are
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