Christopher’s Asperger’s Syndrome limits his perspective on life. Christopher’s ‘unusual’ behaviour limits his understanding towards himself. I think this because for one his behaviour can lead him into bad problems/situations. The habits he has makes what he does or what he runs into much more of a hassle. Not to mention he doesn’t have feelings and he can’t tell how people feel so it makes it hard to completely understand him and other people. My first reason is that his behaviour tends to lead him into bad situations. Christopher bases his life on routines and basically he has to have it a certain way; his way. For example, in the book on page 182 it says,” And then I heard the roaring and I lifted Toby up and grabbed him with both hands and he bit me on my thumb and there was blood coming out and I shouted and Toby tried to jump out of my hands. And then the roaring got louder and I turned around and I saw the train coming out of the tunnel…” This quote shows that because of his behaviour he put his pet before himself which puts him in a very dangerous situation. My second reason is how the habits that Christopher has make what he is doing or what he’s getting himself into much more of a hassle. The fact that he doesn’t like certain things, like being touched can be a troubling cause. For instance, on page 182 it explains,” And then the main with the diamond patterns on his socks grabbed hold of me and pulled me and I screamed, but he kept pulling me and he pulled me up onto the concrete and we fell over and I carried on screaming because he had hurt my shoulder. And then the train came into the station.” Seeing that, because Christopher does not like being touched it made it more of a risk and also a dangerous encounter. He could have been killed because of his habit. As a final reason, Christopher can’t tell people’s reactions or can’t understand how they feel. Christopher also doesn’t have or show much emotion. This can cause problems with his family or with people he comes across because it makes it difficult to know how he feels towards something. It can also
Autism: an Epidemic or Opinion
April 10, 2012
Outline for term paper
10 April, 2012
Autism: An Epidemic or Opinion
Thesis: As scientist work to discover the causes of autism, it is clear that there is a link between biological factors in combination with the preservative Thimersoal, as contributors to the over diagnosis of this disorder.
Mental Illness Paper
Mental Illness Paper
Mental Illness Paper
There are many different types of mental disorders, and Autism has been a disease that has made enormous strides and some that are unexplained. This paper will discuss the history, neurological symptoms, and treatments associated with the disease.
The history of Autism started before the disorder was named.…
He began his career by studying eleven children, eight boys and three girls which lead to is description of common qualities and conditions commonly known as Autism Spectrum Disorder. Many of these children were previously misdiagnosed as mentally retarded.
In his 1949 paper, Leo Kanner attributed autism to a “genuine lack of maternal warmth” and the coined he term “Refrigerator Mother”.…
Autism is "a syndrome of childhood characterized by a lack of social relationship, a lack of communication abilities, persistent compulsive, rituals, and resistance to change" (Cohen 1987). Throughout many centuries different medical professionals have tried to understand autism and find cure to treat it. Autism was first found in the sixteenth century, but during that time it was not identified as autism. During the time of 1943 Leo Kanner, who was a child psychiatrist, used the term autism.…
The word “autism” comes from the Greek world “autos” which means “self.” The term describes certain conditions in which a person isolates themselves from social interactions. Eugen Bleuler was the first to use the term in 1911, when he was referring to a symptom of schizophrenics. It wasn’t until 1940 that “autism” started to be used to refer to children who have social and/or emotional problems.…
(Exploring Autism, 2002).Originally Autism was a medical diagnosis first used by Dr. Leo Kanner; today autism is used as a general term that represents pervasive developmental disorder (Exploring Autism, 2002). I was very surprised as to how early this disease had been diagnosed you only have really heard more about it publicly within the last ten years or so. I’m really interested in researching more about the initial diagnosis as well as earlier treatments after the initial diagnosis.…
Rett syndrome is considered one of the autism spectrum disorders. Rett syndrome is a developmental disability disorder resulting in severe mental and physical deficits in female children. Rett syndrome is grouped as a pervasive developmental disorder (PDD) in which conditions are severe and pervasive, and that begin in early life and influence multiple areas of development.…
The symptoms, therapy of medicine, risk factors, effects on language, and ongoing research will all be talked about in this paper to hopefully inform people and families that are unaware. Autism can be described as a severe developmental disorder that is usually diagnosed before the age of three, and usually involves untreatable mental retardation and communication problems throughout the patient's life.…
The diagnosis comes from a complete physical and neurological evaluation (“Autism”).
“What is the cure?” Lauren Jenkins asked her doctor.
He told her, “There is no cure for autism.” (Bridges). Many treatments are available for autism. Just as there is no cure for autism, it cannot be outgrown. Although…
This paper will present research on how mind reading is impaired in high-functioning children and adults with Autism, and experiments that have been performed to prove that a person should not be underestimated by the theory of mind.
WHAT IS AUTISM?
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development.…