Can you think of any other reasons that studies examining early markers in ASD

Can you think of any other reasons that studies

This preview shows page 2 - 4 out of 6 pages.

Can you think of any other reasons that studies examining early markers in ASD are important? Studies examining early markers are extremely important. The more we study infants and children, the more markers we will discover. This is important because with this knowledge, we can diagnose infants and children with ASD early on and begin intervention and therapy as early on as possible. The earlier therapy and intervention begins, the better chances the child has of correcting certain disabilities and living a better quality of life. For example, if a child is diagnosed with ASD at an early age, the parent can help the child engage in joint-attention and symbolic play. This helps the child develop theory of mind, language and social skills that will benefit them greatly all the way into adulthood. If early markers are not studied, ASD may not be diagnosed until later in life, limiting the opportunities of the individual to improve their quality of life. 6. The DSM allows a clinician to give a level (1-3) based on how much support is thought to be needed and this is a subjective measure given by the clinician. High and low-functioning, generally refers more to intellectual ability rather than severity of symptoms. Can you think of any ways of better quantifying or giving a measure of the severity of ASD symptoms or is this important to do? Why or why not? Do you think that theory of mind abilities can be trained or taught? If so, how would you go about this? Theory of mind may not always be teachable, but if the possibility is there, then early intervention and therapy are methods of teaching this concept. Symbolic play is a method of teaching theory of mind. In a class lecture, a video of a little girl playing with a doll was shown. She demonstrated many activities that were narrated out loud to verbally express the actions of the girl. She fed the baby doll, burped it, put it on the potty, etc. All of these activities symbolically mimic a mother taking care of her child. The purpose of the video is for a child watching the video to make the connection that the girl and baby doll mimic a real life scenario. The child then might relate the girl to his or her mother, and the baby to his or her self. This exercises their self awareness and develops their theory of
Image of page 2
mind. The child's parents can also encourage the child to engage in symbolic play, which also helps develop the child's theory of mind. Consistently engaging in these activities can be an effective method of teaching theory of mind. 7. What kind of supports or services do you think would be important to have for individuals transitioning into adulthood or for adults with ASD? How would these be implemented, for example through what agencies, etc.? 8. Do you think that social skills is something that can truly be taught? What do you think would be the most efficient way to teach social skills or abilities and why? Do you think there is a specific time (ie. Adolescents, toddlers, etc.) when teaching social skills may be more effective or not and why?
Image of page 3
Image of page 4

You've reached the end of your free preview.

Want to read all 6 pages?

  • Fall '15
  • WYLLIE
  • Tourette syndrome, Tic disorder

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern

Stuck? We have tutors online 24/7 who can help you get unstuck.
A+ icon
Ask Expert Tutors You can ask You can ask You can ask (will expire )
Answers in as fast as 15 minutes