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Pediatric massage is an alternative and contemporary treatment that uses massage therapy. This is the process of manipulation of the soft tissues that is intended to promote the health and wellbeing of the autistic child. Massage takes into account each child’s cognitive and physical development of the child as well as the health care needs thus able to relieve physical pains and psychological torment acting as a stress reliever when applied to autistic children (Shipwright & Dryden, 2012).
Research studies indicate that children with autistic spectrum disorder show less stereotypical autistic behavior and are more social and attentive after receiving a massage therapy. These children are equally less anxious after the reception of massage. Pediatric massage, when used by the caregiver, helps in strengthening the emotional bond between the caregiver and the child thus helps in reduction of stress each time the caregiver comes into a tactile association with the autistic child (Field, Diego, & Hernandez-Reif,
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It is an umbrella term for “autistic disorder, Asperger syndrome, and pervasive developmental disorder”. In part, this is characterized by a variety of symptoms, ranging from lack of social interactive and communication skills, to apparent restrictions and hesitancy in behavior systems--all of which can be observed at an early age
The affected children and adults usually display particular communication, social and behavioral characteristics (American Psychiatric Association par. 14). Volkmar outlined five Autism Spectrum Disorders as described under the diagnostic category of Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD).
Case Study Name Tutor Collage Date Introduction Autism spectrum disorder denoted as ASD is a term which was brought about due to the difference in symptoms occurrence in persons suffering from autism. Autism is a disease common to children due to early child brain development.
In relation to this study, other studies in the UK and Sweden have also found that nearly 60% of pervasive developmental disorders as a whole was a typical autism while a half of the of these disorders was a non-specified subtype, a DSM-IV equivalent of atypical autism. ASD is a group of lifetime neurodevelopmental conditions with commencement in babyhood.
Therefore, parents and people involved in childcare should seek and understand knowledge on the symptoms. They should also understand how to prevent or look for solution at the right time. In this paper, a report on Scott, an eleven-year-old child suspected to be a victim of the disorder will be critically assed and presented.
The appropriate diagnosis of autism involves evaluation of three areas that include analyzing a child’s shared social interactions, language and communication (Acton, 2012). Exhibition of restricted or repetitive patterns, in areas of interest and behavior, are also characteristic indicators of the probable development of autism.
ASD is said to refer to a class of brain disorders that are developmental in nature, and which are tied to a wide-ranging child conditions related to impairment levels, disabilities, skills, and symptoms. The DSM-IV-TR, also known as the Fourth Edition of the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
This disability also affects how an individual agrees with ideas and behaviours of other people. It also affects how such people make sense of the deeds of other people surrounding them (Baron-Cohen, 2008). Autism is a spectrum condition meaning that although individuals with autism share certain challenges, their conditions affect them differently.
y involves impairment in development of language and pervasive developmental disorder, which is normally as a result of the first two disorders when not properly diagnosed. The rates of these disorders have risen dramatically over the last forty years hence making it necessary