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Mireidy Fernandez, PsyD
medical conditions can affect the quality of life of affected individuals, and
autism is one of them. The conditions start in infancy and may continue into
adulthood. It is, therefore, a pervasive condition that affects and impairs
behavioral and psychological functions. As a developmental coordination
disorder, autism impairs an individual’s ability to socialize with others.
Individuals with autism cannot also understand gestures and body language. The
scope and severity of autistic symptoms also vary among affected individuals.
Autism is a perversive spectrum disorder that impairs affected individuals’
behavioral and psychological abilities.
is a developmental disorder that affects the behavioral dispositions of
affected individuals. Impairment in development can impair communication and
socialization. The severity of impairment may vary with the patient, and
diagnosis is essential in determining the seriousness of autism developmental
disorder. Doctors can conduct diagnoses through in-patient assessments. While
that has always been the option for a long time, advances in technology make it
possible to perform remote assessments. That became apparent in recent years
especially following the emergence of the covid-19 pandemic, which created
necessary for the imposition of containment measures to curtail the spread of
covid-19 disease. In a study conducted by Nicole Horwitz in 2021, she found
that remote assessments are just as effective as in-person effectiveness in
providing a conclusive diagnosis. Remote autism assessments have a high
diagnostic conclusiveness with little technical difficulty (Horwitz, 2021).
That is a testament that technological advances have helped make the diagnosis
of autism possible. That is a breakthrough because autism is perversive among
children from the bulk of the population who need a diagnosis. According to
Aryo Windaru, Fifi Veronica, and Marta Sar, autism affects one in every
sixty-eight children (Windaru et al., 2016). An early diagnosis of the disease
is necessary to manage the situation as soon as possible.
is a lifetime disease and lasts the whole of a person’s life. Because of its
incurability, autism is more of a condition than a disease, thereby making
management of the condition the only interventional mechanism available for
healthcare providers. As behavioral conditions, the severity and intensity of
autism vary, which means that different patients display varying symptoms.
Scientists regard autism as a spectrum because people with ASD display a range
of symptoms (Medline Plus 1, 2022). Because autism mostly affects behavior,
people with autism tend to have behavioral dispositions that are different from
other people. Autism begins early in life, and a person with the condition
continues to suffer for the rest of their lives. Therefore, healthcare
providers must check on a child’s development during clinical checkups to determine
whether a child has ASD. A successful diagnosis of ASD is only possible through
a comprehensive diagnosis whereby specialists conduct a series of tests to
Eating disorder is
one of the symptoms of ASD that can affect children. Food selectivity is a
characteristic present on the autism spectrum (Sader et al., 2022). That
characteristic can affect the nutritional intake among children. However, that
is yet to be proven, which means that food selectivity may not significantly
affect the physical development of children. Aryo Windaru, Fifi Veronica, and
Dian Marta Sar researched the issue and concluded that food selectivity should
not be a major cause of concern for caregivers in charge of children with
autism. There is no significant relation between calorie intake and the nutritional
status of ASD children (Windaru et al., 2016). That means that in as much as
ASD children can have behavioral dispositions that affect their eating habits,
ASD children can have sufficient nutritional intake. In as much as autism may
not affect the nutritional status of children, it may significantly affect
their socialization and general psychological disposition.
the spectrum of autism, symptoms present inform phycological and behavioral
disorders. The symptoms belong to a spectrum, which means that people’s extent
and nature of psychological disorders vary in the general population of
affected individuals. For that reason, there are children with autism who can
function fairly well with little help from caregivers, while others have to be
very dependent on caregivers. Children who need less support from caregivers
can outgrow autism, and that is especially true if healthcare workers can
diagnose autism early. Despite the lack of a cure, early treatment can help
reduce the symptoms of autism and improve the quality of life (Medplus 2,
2022). The quality of life here refers to the ability of affected individuals
to socialize well with others. Children with autism tend to have poor
socialization skills, and they may only be comfortable dealing with objects.
That is because individuals cannot decipher and use gestures that people use in
social interactions. Autistic individuals have difficulty understanding
non-verbal cues like eye contact and facial expressions (MedPlus 3, 2022). The
inability to understand facial expressions can cause children with autism to
have difficulty understanding the emotional state of others. For that reason,
they may be unable to differentiate a sad face from a happy one and may thus
attribute a wrong feeling to a particular facial expression. For example, a
child with autism may believe that attribute happiness to a face that has a
frown. They may also attribute sadness to a smiley face. Such impairment in the
judgment attests to the fact that individuals with autism have psychological
disorders that represent the form of impairment in mental ability. Individuals
with autism also exhibit behavioral impairment that can negatively impact
key impairment that people with autism have is the inability to socialize
well with others. That often stems from the fact that autistic individuals cannot
understand the body language that people make during social interactions. With
such impairment arises the inability to communicate well with others. They may
also be unable to react with the appropriate body language necessary during
socialization. For example, individuals with autism may not maintain eye
contact with others. They may also be unable to communicate their feelings to
others effectively. That is especially true because autistic individuals may be
unable to use facial expressions to communicate with others.
autistic individuals tend to suffer from developmental coordination disorder, impairing
their coordination. Individuals with autism also have developmental
coordination disorders in adulthood and childhood (Jacob & Alexander,
2022). That inability to achieve proper psychological and psychical
coordination affect how autistic individual interacts with other people.
may be a perversive developmental disorder, but there is hope for people who
are autistic. As much as autistic individuals may lack social skills, they are
good at dealing with objects and abstract things. For example, individuals with
autism may be good at dealing with numbers. According to Sparks (2013),
students who autism outperform their autistic peers with the same IQ levels.
That means that autistic individuals are good at something, although autism is
a perversive disease. Autism is a perversive developmental disorder that affects
individuals’ sensory, social, and behavioral abilities (Judd, 2008). Autism is
perversity because it has no cure, and there are no definitive factors that cause
autism. The exact cause of autism is unknown (Medplus 4, 2022). Scientists
attribute a combination of genes, vaccines, and damage to the brain too because
of autism. There is also no known cure for autism; the condition is manageable,
and individuals living with autism can have quality lives despite suffering
from a pervasive condition.
Conclusion as a perverse condition, autism affects the psychological and
behavioral dispositions of affected individuals. For that reason, autism is a
developmental coordination disorder that affects socialization. Autism has no
cure, but treatment options help improve the quality of life of affected
individuals. If healthcare practitioners diagnose autism early in life,
individuals who do not have severe autism can overcome the challenge of leading
normal lives. Individuals with severe autism may not be able to recover fully
from the condition. Variation in symptoms shows that autism is a spectrum
disease, with people-affected individuals showing variation in scope and identity
of autistic symptoms. The symptoms present in the form of a lack of behavioral
and physical coordination that makes it difficult for affected individuals to
socialize well with others. However, an autistic individual may be able to
interact well with objects and may even understand numbers more than their
non-autistic counterparts. Moreover, the condition is manageable, and autistic
individuals can experience live a quality life.
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