Homeschool Autism Spectrum Disorder
Homeschool Autism Spectrum According to the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Complete Guide to Early Childhood Care, autism is defined as a cognitive childhood disorder characterized by self-absorption, antisocial behavior, late development of speech, inability to relate, and a tendency to engage ritualized, repetitive movements.
Homeschool Autism Spectrum a Developmental Disorder
This condition is among a group of developmental disorders that include Asperger's Disorder, Rett's Syndrome and Childhood Disintegrative Disorder. In some cases autism is genetic, and in others may occur from prenatal damage to the brain. Some features of autism include severe lack of social interaction, difficulty in language, and the likelihood of repetitive actions, and a tight focus of interest.
Homeschool Autism Spectrum Disorder Signs
In infants, some of the earliest signs of autism are a failure to engage in prolonged eye contact, lack unintelligible speech. At times few words are spoken but are repeated over and over for no apparent reason.
Homeschool Autism Spectrum Disorder Recognition
An autistic child may not distinguish between other people, other living things, and inanimate objects, and may treat them all the same way. He may not be able to evaluate situations and consequently may react inappropriately to them. Some children with autism behave unpredictably. The child may become extremely upset if the furniture in the home is in a different place or if he at a new but friendly surrounding. The same child may also run across a busy street without any sign of fear.
Homeschool Autism Spectrum Disorder Summary
The child may be agitated one moment, and then sit entirely still, in a strange position for a lengthy period. Autistic children may adopt unusual postures and mannerisms that may make people around them uncomfortable. Autism occurs more frequently in boys than in girls, and there is always a risk of injury if an autistic child is left unsupervised because he or she has a problem recognizing danger.
Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability, and its frequency appears to be on the rise. It is affecting nearly one in every 150th births.