Autism Spectrum Disorders

Nathan Harris

What is autism spectrum disorders?

Autism spectrum disorder is a learning and social disability. Autism spectrum disorder also is multiple diseases that can all be categorized as autism. It affects the brain which causes social interaction learning and speech. A person without autism will be able to have relationships with people and learn normal. A person with autism though will have troubles having relationships learning and pronouncing words correctly. However some autistic kids can be really smart at math or language arts.

Parts of body affected by autism.

Autism affects multiple parts of the brain. It affects the amygdala which affects emotional responses, the hippocampus that affects remembering new information, the cerebral cortex helps with higher brain functions, there are also 4 more areas of the brain it affects.

Autism percentages.

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How does this condition arise?

Doctors do not know what causes autism or how to prevent it.

Diagnosis

If a doctor sees signs of autism he/she will send them to a psychologist, or a child psychiatrist. The doctors look to see if the kids make eye contact or not, they look to see if the kids are repetitive.

Signs and symptoms

The signs and symptoms of autism are repetitive behaviors, will not make eye contact, have problems with relationships, and they may have learning problems.

Treatment for autism.

There is no medical treatment for it but if is caught early in life the children can go to therapy to help them.


Prognosis

Autism is a condition that will never go away but it does not affect how long you will live. Accidents however are more common with autism.


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