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1 Running head: SIGNATURE ASSIGNMENT Signature Assignment: Social and Emotional Development of a Child with Autism Dakota Ehret Arizona State University ECS 312: Social and Emotional Development of the Young Child Ashleigh King Signature Assignment December 4 th , 2019
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2 SIGNATURE ASSIGNMENT Introduction to topic- The Autism Spectrum Disorder is a development disorder that can be diagnosed in a child by age two. This order can cause a development delay in children and will last into adulthood. People with ASD will have problems with social interactions, restricted interests and repetitive behaviors. While not all people with ASD will show all of these behaviors, most people will show several. Some of these behaviors will include little to no eye contact, difficulties with normal conversation, facial expressions that do no match emotion, echolalia, or repeating words or phrases, overly focused interests, and sensitivities to routines. It is still unsure what exactly causes ASD, however some risk factors can be having a sibling with ASD, older parents, and certain genetic conditions (Autism Spectrum Disorder). I have chosen this topic for my signature assignment because this is something that is very near and dear to me. When I was nine years old, my younger sister Isabella was born, and immediately she was my best friend. While she grew up, we noticed that she was a little different and wasn’t talking how other kids were. She was diagnosed on the spectrum and with a severe communication delay when she was four years old. I have taken the responsibility of learning what I can do in order to help her in any way I can, and this means being very educated. A year after Isabella was diagnosed, my brother Riley was born. Immediately, something was wrong, and after a few weeks in the hospital, he was diagnosed with Myotonic Dystrophy, a rare type of muscular dystrophy that can showcase in many different ways, such as autism. Riley was diagnosed with autism at age 3. Attachment Children with autism can be described as cold and uninterested in relationships with others. While this can seem that children with ASD may not be able to form secure attachments
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3 SIGNATURE ASSIGNMENT with their caregivers, this has proven to be untrue. The journal, Attachment in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Systematic Review , states that “reviewing 16 studies concluded that although children with ASD were significantly less likely to form a secure attachment to caregivers than children without ASD, most (53%) children with ASD did form secure attachments to their caregiver” ( Teague). These children with ASD showed comfort seeking and
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