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  • 1. AUTISM Brittney Ortega San Diego Christian College Ed 300
  • 2. WHAT IS AUTISM?  According to autismspeaks.org, autism is a disorder of brain development.  Some forms of autism can be more severe than others.  There is a complex spectrum of autism that can be identified through multiple terms including: autistic disorder, Rett syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, persuasive development disorder, and Asperger syndrome.
  • 3. WHAT IS AUTISM?  Autismspeaks.org states that some levels of autism range from mild, or functional, to severe.  However, while people with autism may suffer in some areas, in others they may excel, all cases are different.
  • 4. WHAT IS AUTISM?  Nationalautismassociatio n.org, states that people with autism are effected socially, through communication, and through leisure or play activities.  People with autism tend to suffer in other health areas such as: allergies, asthma, epileps y, digestive disorders, sleeping disorders and more.
  • 5. CAUSES OF AUTISM  Nationalautismassociat ion.org believes some causes of autism to be:  Vaccinations  Pesticide exposures  Parental age  Pharmaceuticals  Genetics
  • 7. SOME SIGNS TO DETECT AUTISM IN BABIES  Autismspeaks.org informs us of signs to look for in child autism:  No smiles or joyful expressions by 6 months  No sharing of sounds, smiles, or other facial expressions by 9 months  No babbling by 12 months  No pointing, showing, reaching, or waving by 12 months  No words by 16 months  No meaningful 2 word phrases by 24 months  Loss of speech, babbling, or social skills at any age
  • 8. AUTISM FACTS  Nationalautismassociation.o rg explains that boys are 4 times as likely to be diagnosed with autism compared to girls.  Autism not affected by race, region, or socio economic status.  40% of children with autism do not speak.  1 in every 88 children have autism.  There is no cure for autism.  Early prevention is KEY.
  • 10. AUTISM TREATMENTS  Autism can best be treated when early intervention occurs.  Nationalautismassociation.o rg states that multiple therapies can be used to treat autism:  Behavioral, occupational, ph ysical, speech, vision, music , and canine therapies all help people with autism.  Some specialists state that diet is important to prevention. Gluten- free, casein-free, and specific carbohydrate diet according to body chemistry.
  • 12. AUTISM TREATMENTS  Howcast.com is a website that has hundreds of how-to videos. Amongst its health section, a video on “How to Help a Child With Autism” was posted. The video emphasizes many of the points used in this power point:  http://www.howcast.com/videos/218410-How-to- Help-a-Child-with-Autism
  • 13. AUTISM IN THE CLASSROOM  Autism.org discusses ways in which teachers can help with autistic students in the classroom:  Visual aides  Comic strip conversations  Social stories  Social skills  Circles of friends
  • 14. AUTISM IN THE CLASSROOM  Autism.org explains PECS or picture communication exchange system and  TEACCH or treatment and education of autistic and related communication handicapped children.  Two systems that many schools use for autistic children in the classroom using specialized techniques for teaching autistic students.
  • 15. AUTISM IN THE CLASSROOM  SPELL is a program designed by the National Autistic Society’s schools in order to provide the best form of education to students with autism.  Autism.org explains how SPELL works with autistic students:  Structure  Positive approaches  Empathy  Low arousal environments  Links from one’s personal life to their therapies in order to create consistent environments for learning
  • 17. WORKS CITED  (n.d). "How Can I Help a Child with Autism at My School?" -. National Autistic Society UK. Retrieved July 12, 2013. From http://www.autism.org.uk/working- with/education/educational-professionals- in-schools/lessons-and-breaktimes/how-can-i- help-a-child-with-autism-at-my- school.aspx  (n.d). "How to Help a Child with Autism." Howcast. Retrieved July 12, 2013. From http://www.howcast.com/videos/218410-How-to-Help-a-Child-with-Autism  (n.d). "National Autism Association." National Autism Association RSS. National Autism Association. Retrieved July 12, 2013. From http://nationalautismassociation.org/  (n.d). "What Is Autism?" Autism Speaks. Autism Speaks Inc. Retrieved July 12, 2013. From http://www.autismspeaks.org/