By Campion E. Quinn
A hundred Questions & solutions approximately Autism: professional recommendation from a Physician/Parent Caregiver specializes in problems with serious value to those that love and deal with autistic teenagers and adults. This booklet can provide authoritative, functional solutions to the most typical questions about autism, together with explanations, prognosis, therapies, assets of help, and lots more and plenty extra. Written by way of a doctor who's the mother or father of an autistic baby, this article combines the author’s scientific wisdom, wide examine, and private event. The textual content is supplemented with strategies and reviews from different mom and dad of autistic kids, making this a useful source for all household of individuals dealing with the actual and emotional turmoil of autism.
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25 JBQ018_PartI 10/27/05 2:50 PM Page 26 1 0 0 Q & A A B O U T A U T I S M in all ethnic groups and has been identified in countries throughout the world. It is caused, in most cases, by a deletion in one of the chromosomes that contain the gene for the protein elastin. People with Williams syndrome often show a distinctive cognitive profile. They have some degree of intellectual handicap as well as developmental delays in their “milestones” such as walking, talking, and toilet training. Children with Williams syndrome have some typical autistic traits including distractibility.
Although not affecting the mother, the genetic defect is carried by her and can be transmitted to her children. It affects approximately 1 in every 1,000 to 2,000 male individuals and the female carrier frequency may be substantially higher. Males afflicted with this syndrome typically have a moderate to severe form of intellectual handicap. Females may also be affected but generally have a mild form of impairment. Approximately 15 percent to 20 percent of those with fragile X syndrome exhibit autistic-type behaviors, such as poor eye contact, hand flapping or odd gesture movements, hand biting, and poor sensory skills.
Also, people with autism have difficulties continuing a conversation once it has begun. While some people with autism may speak well and have a command of a certain subject matter, they may not understand the give-and-take nature of a conversation and will speak continuously. Nonverbal communication is another issue. People with autism might not understand gestures such as waving goodbye or extending a hand to shake. They tend to make poor use of body language, such as eye contact or facial expressions, as a means of nonverbal communication.
100 Questions & Answers About Autism : Expert Advice from a Physician Parent Caregiver (100 Questions & Answers about . . .) by Campion E. Quinn