Refrigerator mothers cold distant mothering Research has shown that this is not

Refrigerator mothers cold distant mothering research

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Refrigerator mothers(cold, distant mothering)Research has shown that this is not a possible cause because we see parenting that is very similar for siblings in families thatdo not have autismoVaccinesAge of first round of vaccins when we are children correlates with onset of autismThere is definitive evidence to refute this-Course and Treatments for ASDoComorbidity is very common for ASDoEarly Detection and InterventionoBehavioral Treatments (ABA: Applied Behavior Analysis)ABA treatments focus on treating very specific skill deficits in autismIncrease frequency of behaviors that are rewarded, decrease behaviors that are non-rewardedPrinciples of operant conditioningGoals are small and discrete
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Use ofreinforcements(primary reinforcers such asfood)Punishment is not used for the most partTreatment done in a one on one manner(therapist may go to family home and work with child one on one for hours)-MedicationsoAntipsychotics – reduce problem behaviors, such as repetitive behaviors and self-injurious behaviorsoSSRIs – reduce stereotyped/repetitive behaviors; also used to treatcomorbid mood and anxiety disorders
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