Chapter 11 PP-3 - Chapter11 UnderstandingStudentswithAutism...

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Chapter 11 Understanding Students with Autism
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Autism Every Day http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDMMwG7R
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Focus on Autism http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgEAhMEgG
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Objectives Define and identify the characteristics of students with autism Recall the major causes of autism Explain assessment and evaluation practices for students with  autism Identify major issues impacting students with autism Describe success instructional practices and accommodations  for students with autism
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Defining Autism IDEA – Autism is a developmental disability that affects  children prior to the age of three in three areas: Verbal and nonberval communication Social interaction Academic performance Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders:   Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) Autism is a spectrum disorder, including Asperger Syndrome
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DSM-IV definition Asperger Syndrome OASIS http://www.tonyattwood.com.au/
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Prevalence of Autism 2003-2004 – 132,333 students Fewer students with Asperger syndrome Males outnumber females 4-1 Increased prevalence in last decade
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Theories on  Increase in Prevalence  Greater public awareness More refined diagnostic procedures Alleged negative effect of vaccines (especially mercury) on  young children’s brain development http://search.cbsnews.com/?source=cbs&q=vaccinations+
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Characteristics of Autism Language Development Ranges from no verbal communication to complex  communication Delayed Language Echolalia Social Development Delays in social interaction and social skills Impaired use of nonverbal behavior Lack of peer relationships Failure to spontaneously share enjoyment, interests, and  achievements Lack of reciprocity
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Figure 11-1 Temple Grandin My Experience with Autism http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wt1IY3ffoU&amp
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Characteristics of Autism Repetitive Behavior Obsessions, tics, perseverations
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