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Running Head: AUTISM IN CHILDREN 1Autism in ChildrenMelisha Bowman Post University
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AUTISM IN CHILDREN2IntroductionAutism occurs as a neurodevelopmental condition that affects cognitive capabilities and alters social and repetitive behaviors during human development. Children that suffer from the state may exhibit inefficiencies in making gestures such as pointing, head nodding and waving ata person. Affected persons develop the illness since childhood and could exhibit mild or acute impairments based on the quality of therapeutic remedy received from the family and health practitioners. ASD remains a widespread ailment among various families that affects the brain thus causing an alteration in the narrative abilities of young children. Moreover, the affected persons experience difficulties in responsiveness within the communicative context. BackgroundFacts on AutismThe autistic neurological condition commences from early childhood and impairs the sensory system which could eventually deteriorate the mental and physical status of children. The Center for Disease mitigation (CDC) affirms an increase in the proportion of neurodevelopmental anomaly victims based on the rise in disordered repetitive behavior. The CDC medical research presents the occurrence of autistic behavior at a prevalence frequency of 1:88 and a heritability rate of 0.07 which shows that ASD could occur even without genetic transmission (CDC, 2015). Autistic kids experience abnormalities in communication compared to healthy kids. The delays include challenges in composing two-way conversations, maintainingfacial expressions or even retaining eye contact when communicating. The disorders occur in a broad spectrum signifying a varying degree of impairments as related to playing, pitch processing and the ability to relate flexibly with close associates (Yu et al., 2015, p. 3656).
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AUTISM IN CHILDREN3Nonetheless, the victims of the syndrome require appropriate institutional and family support to prevent the neurobehavioral ailment from generating devastating disabilities. Parents and caregivers could detect the illness at the infancy stage of a child, but some of its symptoms couldtake longer to get exposed.Early Warning SignsPediatricians and guardians could identify indications that warrant the assessment of a newborn for delayed development. Some of these red flags include the failure of a six-month-oldbaby to express smiles. More so, children that show prolonged gloominess or those that remain quiet even during baby swaying, cuddling and playful gimmicks could suffer from ASD. Based on the average human development, a 1-year old infant should recognize a familiar voice and even respond to an accustomed name. However, a toddler unable to react to their stated identity and those incapable of babbling comprehensible words could signify the early onset of ASD (Hsieh, Lynch, & Madison, 2018). More indicators of a looming cognitive disorder in a child include a baby suckling without eyeballing at the mother. During typical development, kids with normal growth usually point, wave or perform acts of gestures while others play with or imitate their caregivers’ movements. However, people with ASD show disinterest in facial expressions and hardly make meaningful sounds or phrases even at the age of 2 years. Weaknesses such as hesitancy in communication and deficiency in socio-cultural abilities get pronounced easily as the child develops (Hsieh, Lynch, & Madison, 2018). However academic studies indicate that abnormal communicative tendencies also vary within the autistic groups. Some autistic individuals possess prowess in behaviors such as musical talent, memorizing and even developing artistic impressions. As such, there exists a developmental theory regarding the progress of the autistic condition.
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