Jake, Nick-Autism

Jake, Nick-Autism - Theory • Executive Dysfunction •...

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Autism Jacob Krell Nick Shin
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What is Autism? 1.Technical, restricted definition Developmental Abnormal Functioning 2. Spectrum Aspberger PDD Rett CDD 3. Diagnoses
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Causes of Autism 1. Genetics 90% . . . But only 90%. 2. Prenatal 3. Environmental Vaccinations 4. Social Construct Spectrum of Normality/Pathology
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Mechanism of Autism The Autistic Brain The neurological ‘cascade’ The Autistic ‘Gestalt’ Empathizing-Systematizing
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Unformatted text preview: Theory • Executive Dysfunction • Weak Central Coherence Theory Behavioral treatments Applied behavior analysis (ABA) Equine assisted therapy (therapeutic horseback riding) Diet modification Medical treatments Risperidone SSRIs Divalproex sodium Methylphenidate Possible cures/ research agendas Oxytocin Spray - “Love Potion” Hyberbaric Oxygen Therapy...
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