Autism Differences

by rande2 on March 11, 2014 - 10:14pm

Autism is a very controversial topic in society.  It effects many children in the world.  Autism is a disorder that effects people in different ways.  It has different symptoms for different children.  ASD can effect children from only a few months old to even the teenage years.  This article says that there is differences in the way children act with Autism because of their race.  They say it effects non-hispanic white children in a different way than non-hispanic black.  The biggest difference is in the delay of language.  Also most children that get evaluated for ASD are between the ages of 2-3, it is most common at that age.  Rather than children getting evaluated at the age of 8, that is less common.  Children that are younger, the symptoms are clearer; the pretend play, non-verbal communication, inflexible routines.  These signs stand out more when they are developing rather than when the child grows because the child should already develop the basic skills by the age of 8, such as walking talking etc.  ASD effect children completely different at the age 2-3 than it does at the age of 8.

            The research in this article identifies data, information and evidence relevant to the question.  The author makes the question and the experiment clear.  They made all the data very clear.  At the end of the research, I was able to get the main picture of the experiment.  Children from ages 2-3 show different symptoms than children at the age of 8.  54.8% of children that are ages 2-3 get tested and 12% children at the age 8 get tested.  The author made it clear that younger children are most likely to get tested and suffer from more severe symptoms.  This information provided helps support that the ages have major differences when it comes to the Autism Spectrum Disorder.  The older the person is the more rare if it for that person to be diagnosed with ASD.  The percent difference shows that there is evidence to prove the question of the researcher doing the experiment.

(Maenner M, Schieve A, Rice C, Giarelli E, Kirby R, Lee L, Nicholas J, Wingate M, Durkin M, 2013, Frequency and Pattern of Documented Diagnostic Features and the Age of Autism Identification, Journal of the AMerican Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Vol. 52, pgs. 201-413)