Spectrum disorder

Autistic Spectrum Disorder is a developmental disability where there is a triad of impairments; social communication, social interaction and social imagination. Autism is called a spectrum as, although all individuals will suffer from difficulties in three main areas, their condition will affect them in very different ways. No two people with ASD will have the same difficulties. Asperger’s Syndrome is on the Autistic Spectrum.

Autism is categorised (DSM IV & V) as a Mental Health disorder. Autism rarely comes alone & is often associated with the comorbidity diagnoses of Anxiety, Dyslexia, Depression & Sensory Processing Disorder to name a few.

Autism Spectrum Disorder & Music

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Music #infographic

Autism Spectrum Disorder & Music - It been shown how constructive music education is in all areas of cognitive development, but it also proves to be especially helpful to those with ASD. As showcased by this infographic, it basically boils down to the two

Autism Spectrum Disorder | Definition of Autism Spectrum Disorders screenshot

Autism spectrum disorders are life-long neurodevelopmental disabilities with onset before 36 months and characterised by:

DIY Sensory seating Idea- this diy seat was created for students who may have difficulty processing information from their senses and from the world around them. Tennis balls on the seat and backrest provide an alternative texture to improve sensory regulation. Students with autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome, sensory processing disorder, etc. may benefit from this seating option."

Sensory seating is used for students who may have difficulty processing information from their senses and from the world around them. Tennis balls on the seat and backrest provide an alternative texture to improve sensory regulation. Students with .

Children who are easily distracted, sensitive to light, and oversensitive to normal touching could be hypersensitive. This infographic from a child behavioral issues center in Cincinnati has more information on sensory disorders and their symptoms.

About 1 out of 6 children have sensory issues that impact their everyday life. Even children without Autism Spectrum Disorders can have sensory issues

Autism Spectrum Disorders can be confusing. No two children are alike. No two cases are the same. Doctors are still figuring out the ins and outs of the spectrum. Misinformation is plentiful. It can definitely be a beautiful mess to navigate. Repinned by SOS Inc. Resources pinterest.com/sostherapy/.

Understanding High Functioning Autism

Autism Spectrum Disorder Chart. The autism spectrum (ASDs), comprises of 3 disorders: 1. Autism-[impaired social interaction, verbal & non-verbal communication, & by restricted & repetitive behavior], 2. Asperger syndrome, [lacks delays in cognitive development and language], & 3. pervasive developmental disorder, not otherwise specified (commonly abbreviated as PDD-NOS), which is diagnosed when the full set of criteria for autism or Asperger syndrome are not met.

Autism Spectrum Disorder Chart

Despite growing awareness and advances in treatment, this fast-growing developmental disorder has enormous personal, family, and economic impact - and no known cure.

How to support people with Autism.

how to support people with autism- We did abide to these at the Empire Strikes for Bucks. If you want to make an event or activity accessible to people with autism check this list.

The National Autistic Society is the UK's leading charity for people affected by autism. We want a world where all people living with autism get to lead the life they choose. We will transform understanding of autism and make sure everyone living with autism gets the support they need.

NAS -National Autistic Society calls for government action on waiting times for autism diagnosis

Book: Gardening for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Special Educational Needs

Gardening for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Special Educational Needs: Engaging with Nature to Combat Anxiety, Promote Sensory Integration and Build Social Skills-Natasha Etherington Jessica Kinglsey London

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