Autism/Asperger syndrome

Biology Reserche Project

Reason I chose this disorder.

It seems very interesting to study and to learn more about. Also how to prevent and stop this disorder from happening.

What is Autism?

Autism is a complex disorders on brain development. The disorders varies in multiple degrees such as difficulty in social interaction, verbal and non verbal communication, and repetitive behaviors.
What is Autism? Do you know the signs?

How does it effect the body?

Autism effects the brain and causes the body to have seizures and slower body movements. This is caused by the lower brain because it controls muscles.

Symtoms.

Symptoms are trouble communicating , learning disabilities, and seizures.

Cause of this disorder.

No one really knows what causes the disorder. But it is a genetic predisposition, and most people agree that there is a environmental factor to the cause of autism.
Wendy Chung: Autism — what we know (and what we don't know yet)

How is the disorder inherited?

Autism is not sex linked and scientist have found that there is a knockout is the X-chromosome in males that may account a additional 2% in autism cases.
Big image

Can this disorder be treated?

There is still no real treatment to autism but there are lots off different kinds of therapy. One type of therapy is Sensory Enrichment Therapy. This kind of therapy uses sensory experiences to enable the brain to reduce symptoms of neurological and developmental disorders.

How is this disorder diagnosed?

Presently there is no medical test to diagnose autism. Instead there are specially trained physicians and psychologist.

How many and who are more likely to be affected by this disorder?

Boys are nearly 5 times more likely to have autism than girls. Autism affects 1 in 62 children and 1 in 42 boys.

What I learned about autism.

Autism is a disorder in the brain that causes people to have struggles in communication, learning, and behaviors. There is no cure for autism for now. No one really knows how autism can be prevented, and it affects more boys than girls.