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Communication Issues in Autism Discussion

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The autism spectrum consists of combination of five neurological, developmental, and
pervasive disorders. The spectrum ranges from autism to childhood disintegrative disorders.
Autism affects children below the age of three years and affects both communication and social
skills (Kranowitz 2006). The highest form in terms of functionality of autism exists as the
Asperger syndrome. This syndrome is characterized by the inability to cope with social issues
including poor interactions and impulse control, organizational difficulties, peculiarity in
language, and obsessions. On the other end of the autism spectrum is the low functioning form of
autism. It is considered the most severe form of autism since it such students have difficulties in
acquisition of language, impaired cognitive development, and lack the ability to carry out skills
associated with self-help. This study will examine the different presentations of visual schedules,
importance of visual schedules and systematic instructions through carrying holding international
day activities in classroom harboring both high functioning and low functioning autism students.
In ensuring participation in the international day activities the each students is allocated
distinctive role, which involves preparation of presentations. Since it is International day the
theme of diversity comes to mind therefore the subject of the class must be a choice country for
example Japan. In building routines towards this end, visual schedules have to be created for
purposes of ensuring the students predict and have an explanation of what they are expected to
do for this particular activity. For each student the visual schedule has to be tailored in line with
the individual’s capability to use of numbers, words, and pictures (Kranowitz 2006). In relation
to students with high functioning autism or Asperger syndrome the visual schedule must be
designed in a way geared towards the student’s accomplishment of an IEP goal involving
utilization of complete sentences using display boards. Additionally, the schedules may also

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Running head: DISCUSSION BOARD 1 Discussion board Student’s Name Institutional Affiliation DISCUSSION BOARD 2 Discussion board The autism spectrum consists of combination of five neurological, developmental, and pervasive disorders. The spectrum ranges from autism to childhood disintegrative disorders. Autism affects children below the age of three years and affects both communication and social skills (Kranowitz 2006). The highest form in terms of functionality of autism exists as the Asperger syndrome. This syndrome is characterized by the inability to cope with social issues including poor interactions and impulse control, organizational difficulties, peculiarity in language, and obsessions. On the other end of the autism spectrum is the low functioning form of autism. It is considered the most severe form of autism since it such students have difficulties in acquisition of language, impaired cognitive development, and lack the ability to carry out skills associated with self-help. This study will examine the different presentations of visual schedules, importance of visual schedules and systematic instructions through carrying holding international day activities in cla ...
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