• Like
Shauni gerner
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.



Published in Health & Medicine
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Be the first to comment
    Be the first to like this
No Downloads


Total Views
On SlideShare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds



Embeds 0

No embeds

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

    No notes for slide


  • 1. Autism
  • 2. Autism A developmental disability, generally evident before age 3 Affects: Verbal and nonverbal communication, social interaction Affects a child’s performance Often referred to as a spectrum disorder one of 5 in the category of Pervasive Developmental Disorders
  • 3. History of Autism: 1943- was named by Leo Kenner (a childpsychiatrist at John Hopkins University MedicalSchool 1940’s-60’s it was thought that people with Autism were just socially withdrawn Today it is known as neurological and biochemical alterations in the brain. 1911-Eugen Bluer, a Swiss psychiatrist had first used the term autism, but it was not yet classified
  • 4. Cause of Autism? The exact cause is unknown. Most evidence indicates that it comes from a biological origin. Lack of love and attention theory…true or false? It is a metabolic dysfunction of the brain. It has 1/4th of the signs of a neurological disorder Measles and mumps vaccine theory
  • 5. Autism Statistics:  Boys are affected 4 to 5 times more than girls  5 to 15 of every 10,000 people are diagnosed  Rarely more than one person in a family is affected  Center of Disease control estimated 2 out of 1,000 are diagnosed  Autism society of America states 1 of every 150 births are diagnosed and 1 to 1.5 mil Americans have it with a growth of 17% since 1990
  • 6. Symptoms of Autism andchallenges:  Difficulty in communication  Repetitive behaviors  Lack of spoken language  Grasping and touch  Difficulty understand perspective  Displays of affection and emotion are not typical and difficulty regulating emotions
  • 7. How to accommodate anAutistic student: Keep to a repetitive and routine schedule. Use of direct instruction which is very structured with many varieties of stimuli Use of direct language. Autism students do not understand figurative language. Practicing communication strategies with a routine Warning and preparation when a change is coming Must feel safe and may require a private area at times Working with specialists to have a co-ordinated approach to
  • 8. References A History of Autism. (n.d.). WEb MD. Retrieved July 20, 2012, from http://www.webmd.com/brain/autism/history-of- autism Nielson, L. B. (2009). Disabilities and Health Disorders. In Brief References of Student Dissabilities. (2nd ed.). (p. 65). Thousand Oaks , California: Corwin press. Richmond, M. L. Autism in the classroom. Retrieved July 20, 2012, from http:// www.superduperinc.com (n.d.). Teaching students with Autism. In Teaching Students with Autism. (p. 27). Victoria, BC: Ministry of Education special programs branch.