RC_Autism - Learning Issue: Autism Name:Rachel Chacko...

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Learning Issue: Autism Name:Rachel Chacko Definition Neurodevelopmental disorder in which clinical presentation varieties with the severity of the disease Etiology Exact cause is unknown but thought to be multifactorial with strong genetic influence Symptoms No pathnognomonic symptom All demonstrate impairment in reciprocal social interaction, communication, and restrictive and repetitive stereotypical patterns of behavior, interests, activities Most have impairment in joint attention ( use eye contact and point to t things in order to share experiences with others) Speech may have odd prosody (rhythm, stress and intonation of speech), pronoun reversal, nonsense rhyming Little symbolic place, ritualistic rigidity and has a preoccupation with parts Usually withdrawn and spend hours in solitary Throws tantrums Heightened awareness and sensitivity to some stimuli while diminished responses to pain and lack of startle responses Physical Exam/Signs Head circumference is usually smaller than normal at birth until 2 mo of age
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