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Autism<br />By Learning Tean “A”<br />Psy/340<br /> Amanda Trivett<br /> Sandra Cruz<br /> Danielle Delaunay <br /> Ebony ...
Introduction<br />What is Autism<br />Neurological damage or changes to the brain as a result of Autism <br />Behavioral o...
What is Autism?<br />Developmental brain disorders<br />Wide-spectrum disorder<br />Difficulty with communication & social...
Neurological Damage or Changes to the Brain as a Result of Autism <br />Neurological damage or changes <br />Abnormalities...
Behavioral or Functional Changes that can Occur as a Result of Autism<br />Autism is comprised of a wide spectrum of disor...
National and International Incidences of Autism<br />Statistics in the U. S.<br />(As of 2009) <br />1 in 110 births<br />...
The Suspected or Known Causes of Autism<br />Genetic<br />Child’s sex<br />Family History<br />Father’s Age<br />Other Med...
Current Treatments or Therapies<br />Therapies<br />Speech Therapy<br />Occupational Therapy<br />Social Skills Therapy<br...
The Role of Genetics on the Onset of Autism<br />Chromosomal Indicators<br />2 and 7 play a critical role<br />3 and 10 di...
Conclusion<br />Autism consists of a wide spectrum of different disorders ranging from  mild to severe<br />Characterized ...
Reference<br />Awares library . (n.d.). About autism. Retrieved from http://www.awares.org/static_docs/about_autism.asp?do...
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This is a team project from my Bachelor of Science in Psychology program 7/2011-

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Psyc 340 ppp

  1. 1. Autism<br />By Learning Tean “A”<br />Psy/340<br /> Amanda Trivett<br /> Sandra Cruz<br /> Danielle Delaunay <br /> Ebony Henson <br />James Clements <br />Jocelyn Copko<br />Nina Gay<br />date<br />
  2. 2. Introduction<br />What is Autism<br />Neurological damage or changes to the brain as a result of Autism <br />Behavioral or functional changes <br />The suspected or known causes of Autism <br />The role of genetics <br />
  3. 3. What is Autism?<br />Developmental brain disorders<br />Wide-spectrum disorder<br />Difficulty with communication & social skills<br />Result of a neurological disorder<br />
  4. 4. Neurological Damage or Changes to the Brain as a Result of Autism <br />Neurological damage or changes <br />Abnormalities in the Limbic System <br />Abnormalities in the Frontal Lobes <br />Abnormalities in the Brain Stem <br />Fourth Ventricle or in the Cerebellum <br />
  5. 5. Behavioral or Functional Changes that can Occur as a Result of Autism<br />Autism is comprised of a wide spectrum of disorders<br />Behavioral changes vary from mild to severe<br />Symptoms vary and can be detected at an early age.<br />
  6. 6. National and International Incidences of Autism<br />Statistics in the U. S.<br />(As of 2009) <br />1 in 110 births<br />Growth Rate over 1,100%<br />1% of child population<br />Statistics in the U.K.<br />( As of 2009)<br />1 in 64 births<br />Growth rate over 1,000%<br />1% of child population<br />
  7. 7. The Suspected or Known Causes of Autism<br />Genetic<br />Child’s sex<br />Family History<br />Father’s Age<br />Other Medical Disorders<br />Environmental<br />Viral Infections<br />Air Pollutants<br />Mercury Poisoning<br />
  8. 8. Current Treatments or Therapies<br />Therapies<br />Speech Therapy<br />Occupational Therapy<br />Social Skills Therapy<br />Treatments<br />Brain Balance<br />Intervention<br />
  9. 9. The Role of Genetics on the Onset of Autism<br />Chromosomal Indicators<br />2 and 7 play a critical role<br />3 and 10 distinguish onset<br />4 and 11 markers for gender differences<br />
  10. 10. Conclusion<br />Autism consists of a wide spectrum of different disorders ranging from mild to severe<br />Characterized by difficulty in social interaction<br />No known cause or cure<br />Several treatments exist<br />Research indicates genetic link<br />Family support is key<br />
  11. 11. Reference<br />Awares library . (n.d.). About autism. Retrieved from http://www.awares.org/static_docs/about_autism.asp?docSection=4<br />Autism Society. (2011). Retrieved from http://www.autism-society.org/about-autism/facts-and-statistics.html<br />Mayo Clinic. (2011). Retrieved August 30, 2011, from Mayo Clinic Web site: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/autism<br />Nature-nurture gene link sheds new Light on autism. (2011). Retrieved from http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/07/080717211651.htm <br />Increases in autism and “diagnosticsubstitutionâ€� II. (2011). Retrieved from http://www.namingandtreating.com/?s=autism+vaccine<br />Smith, R. (2009). The Telegraph. Retrieved from http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/5400079/One-in-every-64-children-could-have-autism-Cambridge-researchers-find.html <br />What is Autism? What Causes Autism?. (2004-2011). Retrieved from http://MediLexicon International Ltd <br />

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