A social and communication impairment typical in children with autism spectrum disorders would be a deficit in social-emotional reciprocity which can be exemplified with a child not displaying their positive emotions and shared interest in certain toys with peers during playtime. Another impairment would be deficits in nonverbal communication where the child exhibits an unfitting facial expression such as an avoidant look whilst sharing snacks. The last impairment is a deficit in developing and understanding relationships where the child has a difficult time actualizing if another child is trying to play and be friends with them. Short Answer #4 In the context of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, the definition of obsessions are constant preoccupations or intrusions that one has usually out of a mental fear. This entails compulsions which can be defined as repetitive behaviors or mental acts to alleviate the distress that comes with obsessions. An example of an obsession would be an individual’s concern about evenness or exactness, eliciting a compulsion of ensuring the number of steps they take in a day are a multiple of 100.
You've reached the end of your free preview.
Want to read both pages?
- Spring '13