PSYC305 Chapter 11 Notes

PSYC305 Chapter 11 Notes - Chapter 11- Students with Autism...

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Chapter 11- Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder 9 symptoms of Autism: 1) Social isolation (aloofness, withdrawal) 2) Stereotyped repetitive behaviors 3) Resistance to change- causes extreme distress 4) Abnormal response to sensory stimuli, abnormal object attachments 5) Insensitivity to pain 6) Inappropriate emotions, refusal to cuddle 7) Disturbed movement, poor balance and coordination 8) Poor speech, often no verbal 9) Specific intellectual problems - One or several sensory systems can be affected so that ordinary sensations are perceived as unbearably intense. Sound and touch issues are most common. - May consult with O.T. to discuss sensory plan or strategies such as deep pressure, massage - Avoid uncomfortable sounds; listening to music can camouflage unwanted sounds; minimize several people talking at once. - Be aware of touch even in typical social greeting Insistence on Sameness - Over whelmed by change, anxious about unknown; stress. Fatigue, sensory overload make matters worse; may engage in rituals to restore order to
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PSYC305 Chapter 11 Notes - Chapter 11- Students with Autism...

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