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Austism Guest Speaker.docx

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Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSY4105
Professor
Maria Rogers

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Autism Spectrum Disorders • Not an acquired disorder • There are genetic testing but you don’t rely on that for diagnosis • Lots of people that are not autistic have sensory issues o Ex: don’t like the feeling of wool sweaters, or loud noises, etc • D has to be current • when you look at B it can be in the past even if they don’t do it anymore • communication can also be pointing to things to show you things even if they aren’t talking • aspebergers removed because it had no clinical use o no way to differentiate between asbergers or high functioning autism o cant reliably tell them apart o now its all just autism spectrum disorders o now its autism with normal language • infection during pregnancy could be linked • no link between autism and vaccines • AHDH and autism = adhd meds • No meds just for autism – it’s a problem in the brain structure, not the chemical make up • No evidence that diet adjustments and vitamins work • Autism are picky eaters and some kids just stop eating on the diets • Recovery rates = people who meet the criteria for disorders at some point in their life and later still  meet some criteria and symptoms but are not impaired • Social disposition o Some want to be isolated o Some want to have friends but they don’t have the soci
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