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Autism and Savant
Syndrome:
THE GOOD DOCTOR SEASON ONE EPISODE 0NE
Introduction
• Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and savant syndrome are
explored through the character of Dr. Shaun Murphy in "The
Good Doctor."
• This episode delves into the genetic and environmental factors,
symptoms, management strategies, and differences between
high and low functioning individuals with autism.
Genetic vs. Environmental Influences
• Both genetic variations and prenatal/perinatal factors
contribute to ASD development.
• Studies have identified mutations in brain development genes
and environmental influences such as maternal infections.
• The interplay between genetics and environment in ASD is
complex and multifaceted
Symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder
• ASD symptoms include social interaction challenges,
communication difficulties, and repetitive behaviors.
• Individuals may struggle with understanding nonverbal cues,
delayed language development, and adherence to routines.
• Symptoms vary widely among individuals with ASD.
Savant Syndrome
• Savant syndrome refers to exceptional abilities in specific
domains, such as music or mathematics, alongside
developmental conditions like autism.
• About 10% of individuals with autism exhibit savant skills,
highlighting cognitive diversity.
• The underlying mechanisms of savant skills involve atypical
brain connectivity and information processing.
Management Strategies
• Effective management involves a multidisciplinary approach
tailored to individual needs.
• Early intervention services, educational support, and
accommodations help promote social communication and
independence.
• Interventions targeting sensory sensitivities and co-occurring
conditions improve overall functioning.
High Functioning vs. Low Functioning
Autism
• The terms "high functioning" and "low functioning"
oversimplify ASD and fail to capture its complexity.
• High functioning autism typically involves average to above-
average intellectual abilities and mild social communication
impairments.
• Low functioning autism is associated with significant
intellectual disabilities and greater support needs, but these
distinctions are arbitrary and do not reflect individual strengths
and potential for growth.

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Autism and Savant Syndrome|Study|The Good doctor .pptx

  • 1. Autism and Savant Syndrome: THE GOOD DOCTOR SEASON ONE EPISODE 0NE
  • 2. Introduction • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and savant syndrome are explored through the character of Dr. Shaun Murphy in "The Good Doctor." • This episode delves into the genetic and environmental factors, symptoms, management strategies, and differences between high and low functioning individuals with autism.
  • 3. Genetic vs. Environmental Influences • Both genetic variations and prenatal/perinatal factors contribute to ASD development. • Studies have identified mutations in brain development genes and environmental influences such as maternal infections. • The interplay between genetics and environment in ASD is complex and multifaceted
  • 4. Symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder • ASD symptoms include social interaction challenges, communication difficulties, and repetitive behaviors. • Individuals may struggle with understanding nonverbal cues, delayed language development, and adherence to routines. • Symptoms vary widely among individuals with ASD.
  • 5. Savant Syndrome • Savant syndrome refers to exceptional abilities in specific domains, such as music or mathematics, alongside developmental conditions like autism. • About 10% of individuals with autism exhibit savant skills, highlighting cognitive diversity. • The underlying mechanisms of savant skills involve atypical brain connectivity and information processing.
  • 6. Management Strategies • Effective management involves a multidisciplinary approach tailored to individual needs. • Early intervention services, educational support, and accommodations help promote social communication and independence. • Interventions targeting sensory sensitivities and co-occurring conditions improve overall functioning.
  • 7. High Functioning vs. Low Functioning Autism • The terms "high functioning" and "low functioning" oversimplify ASD and fail to capture its complexity. • High functioning autism typically involves average to above- average intellectual abilities and mild social communication impairments. • Low functioning autism is associated with significant intellectual disabilities and greater support needs, but these distinctions are arbitrary and do not reflect individual strengths and potential for growth.