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AutismAutism is a developmental disability that appears in children during their first three years of life. ... Since many of the characteristics of Autism are shared with other disabilities, tests for those disabilities are performed, to rule out those possibilities. ... He has been going through developmental testing for a few years now to find out what's wrong with him. ... Another reason it interested me is because I plan on going into Special Education, and one of the types of children I'd like to work with are Autistic children.Autism is the leading developmental disability in ...
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The first category is Developmental Speech and Language Disorders. ... Under this category falls Developmental Reading Disorder, more commonly known as dyslexia. ... Developmental Writing Disorder, where a child has difficulty with vocabulary, grammar, hand movement or memory and Developmental Arithmetic Disorder where a child has difficulty recognizing numbers and symbols and understanding abstract concepts also fall under this category.The last category is known as "other" Learning Disabilities. ... Although some children reach developmental milestones (first step, first word, ability to ...
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GuardianshipGuardianship is a legal relationship between a competent adult and a person over the age of 18 and whose disability causes them to make irrational decisions. ... The disability may he caused by mental illness, developmental disability, accident, or other causes. A developmental disability or mental illness is not, alone by itself enough reason to call someone incompetent. ... The incapacitated person could also get better and then they wouldn't need a guardian any more either.In the relationship between the guardian and the ward, the guardian is given the right to make decis...
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Autism is a severe developmental disorder, which if left unchecked, can usually progress to developmental disabilities at a young age. The causes of this disorder are largely unknown. It includes genetic and environmental factors. Symptoms may be present from, or even before birth, or appear grad...
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It is designed to determine how functional an individual with developmental disabilities. ... Those responses may be either adaptive or maladaptive, and some responses that are age appropriate at a young age will not be typical of older individuals without any developmental difficulties (Scahill, 2001). ... Thus the new Vineland provides the opportunity for those who know the individual who has a developmental disability to provide detailed information about how that person functions on a day-to-day basis. ... The researchers wondered what factors affected agreement or disagreement between tea...
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AutismAutism is a developmental disability of the brain, much like dyslexia or attention deficit disorder. Autism is not a form of mental retardation, and though many autistic people act like they are retarded, but a lot of times they are very intelligent. The Autism society of America quotes "autis...
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The National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (2001) defines Fetal Alcohol Syndrome as "a disorder characterized by growth retardation, facial abnormalities, and central nervous system dysfunction, is caused by a woman's use of alcohol during pregnancy". ... g disabilities, and serious behavioral problems" (CDC and Prevention, 2001). ... According to many physicians it is the leading cause of birth defects and developmental disabilities in the United States today (National Organization on FAS, 2000). ... Children with FAS usually have some developmental delays inc...
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Autism or PPD (pervasive developmental disorder) is defined by the Columbia encyclopedia as a rare neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by the inability to relate to and perceive the environment in a realistic manner. ... The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 helped produce user-friendly work environments for those with physical impairments (Anthes 1997, p.2). ...
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This can turn into anti-disability bias, which in turn can lead to disability-based biased crimes. ... The first is family violence against people with disabilities. In both disabled and non-disabled communities, a person known to the victim inflicts most abuse, and the incidence of abuse is 20% higher in the developmentally disabled and deaf community. ... Two hundred and forty-five women with disabilities (developmental and physical) responded to a questionnaire in 1988:-40% had been raped, sexually abused or assaulted;-53% who had been disabled since birth or childhood had been abused-Tho...
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In recent years federal regulations have required educational institutions to provide access to standardized tests and accountability for students with learning disabilities, including legislation such as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1997 and the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (Council Learning Disabilities, 2004). ... There are many problems associated with standardized tests that may affect students with learning disabilities as well as those without learning disabilities. ... Additionally the boards recommended that adequate resources be provided to learning disable...
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When was not concerned to the point that I was I contacted Multnomah County Developmental Disability department and requested that they evaluate Malia. ... I also switched Malia to a pediatrician who immediately referred her for a full-scale evaluation at Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) where they have an evaluation clinic for children with disabilities. ... She has more than eight different diagnostic labels including; Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder, Low Cognitive Functioning, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Mild Retardation, Language Disorde...
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In the past children with disabilities were most often neglected, abused, and even killed. ... Many times, secondary disabilities accompany a primary disability. ... The newest of recognized disabilities, it quickly became the largest group in the area of special education. ... It is a disability that must be lived with throughout a person's life. ... What may be mistaken as a learning disability could very well be developmental delay in a child. ...
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Autism is a severely incapacitating, bio-neurologically caused, life-long developmental disability that has been found throughout the world in families of all racial, ethnic, and social backgrounds. ... Autism is now known to be a developmental disorder, but in earlier times was incorrectly viewed as a psychiatric disorder and therefore misdiagnosed as childhood schizophrenia. ... They have found that autistic children showed significant developmental delays in this area. ...
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Definition of AutismAutism has been defined as a developmental impairment that evolves from a neurological disorder that influences the normal functioning of the brain. ... (Autism Spectrum Disorders (Pervasive Developmental Disorders))All such disabilities are differentiated by the changing magnitude of the impairment in social interactions, communication skills, confined, repetitive and stereotyped levels of behavior. ... (Autism Spectrum Disorders (Pervasive Developmental Disorders))Some of the problems associated with Rett syndrome can be treated. ... (Autism Spectrum Disorders (Pervasive ...
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These difficulties in single word decoding are often unexpected in relation to age and other cognitive and academic abilities; they are not the result of generalized developmental disability or sensory impairment. ... Dyslexia is more then just a reading disability; it is a language communication disability affecting reading, writing, speaking, and listening. ... It persists beyond the time when most childhood developmental conditions have matured. ... When in fact, a person with a learning disability has the same or higher intelligence quotient (IQ) than those people that don't have a le...
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It occurs in about 1/20000 person and it causes both physical and developmental problems. ... Most people with Williams Syndrome have some degree of an Intellectual disability. Young children with Williams syndrome often incur developmental delays. ... Depending on the severity of the Disability, this disease effects families differently. ... We also found it important for her to interact with her peers who also had disabilities. ...
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AN OCCUPATION FOR LIVING Imagine living during a time where mental illness or disability were considered evil and that the only cure was to be tortured, hung, or imprisoned in not even animal worthy conditions. The idea of these dark cells over crowded by the 'insane' is heart wrenching, considering most people are affected in one way or another by a person in their life with a disability. ... These skills are especially important for children with disabilities and high needs. ... In most cases, "Intervention may include developmental activities, sensory integration, and play act...
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The term, sprecial-needs children is defined as children whose developmental and/or behavior requires help or intervention beyond the scope of the ordinary classroom or adult interactions. ... These children include children with learning disabilities (LD), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Down Syndrome children, physically and mentally disabled children and gifted children.Children with learning disabilities may have poor memory skills, trouble following directions, eye-hand cordination problems and trouble with distinguishing between lette...
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The information I found on teratogens was located through their Developmental Psychology website. ... The study of Developmental Psychology involves understanding human development throughout life span; prenatal development is an important aspect of this. In studying developmental psychology, we try to understand why people have special conditions and how they were caused. ... The relationship of teratogens to developmental psychology is undisputable. Studying teratogens and its affects are important for the budding psychologist or student in order understand why some children are born wit...
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Learning Diabilities For centuries, the education of children with learning disabilities has been a problem and a challenge. ... The term "learning disability" can be defined in several ways. ... Such disorders include such conditions as perceptual handicaps, brain injury, minimal brain dysfunction, dyslexia, and developmental aphasia. ... Their disabilities are often not recognized and many times these children grow up and go through life, still impaired, still making adjustments, never having been helped because the nature of their disability had not been recognized (Lamm 1-2). ... These inc...
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Students suffer from learning disabilities from the moment they begin learning, not when they start school. Learning disabilities are real and they affect millions of people. "One such disability that affects over approximately 15 percent of the total American population is dyslexia" ( Nosek 5). ... Dyslexia is a learning disability characterized by problems in expressive or receptive, oral or written language"(Wilkins URL). ... Sometimes the dyslexic youngster has early or late developmental stages, such as crawling, walking or talking" (Grolier's).Once these children begin school they m...
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This is one reason why people with Down syndrome become frustrated very easily.Although people with disabilities are becoming more acceptable in society, we still have a long way to go. Congress has passed many laws to help the disabled such as the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975, and the most well known, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1991. ... The treatment consists of nutrition, metabolic therapy, physical therapy, and developmental optometry (vision). ...
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I believe that morality is the result of a triad of developmental qualities. ... August Aicchorn, a noted psychoanalyst, believed "waywardness of 'antisocial adolescents' is in direct proportion to the peculiarities of their moral education" (Coles 32).I feel we should remember, however, that although we possess these developmental qualities through emotional, social and cognitive development, there is no guarantee that we will become a wise, contributing member of society. ... He did not like even his close friend Dick to discuss his disability with him. ...
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For the past several decades the terms learning disorders, learning dysfunctions, learning disabilities, learning differences, and attention-deficit disorders have made the rounds in the educational, medical, and psychological journals. ... Generally speaking AD/HD is characterized by developmentally inappropriate impulsivity, attention, and hyperactivity. ... More specifically AD/HD refers to a family of related chronic neurobiological disorders that interfere with an individual's capacity to regulate activity level (hyperactivity), inhibit behavior (impulsivity), and attend to tasks (i...
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Either (1) six (or more) of the following symptoms of inattention have persisted for at least 6months to a degree that is maladaptive and inconsistent with developmental level; or (2) six (or more) of the following symptoms of hyperactivity-impulsivity have persisted for at least 6 months to a degree that is maladaptive and inconsistent with developmental level: B. ... The symptoms do not occur exclusively during the course of a Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Schizophrenia, or other Psychotic Disorder and are not better accounted for by another mental disorder (e.g. ...
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