Essays about: "autism spectrum disorder"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 26 essays containing the words autism spectrum disorder.

  1. 1. Diversity is best : A literary analysis of how Mark Haddon’s “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” may promote understanding and awareness towards the social construct of neurodiversity  

    University essay from Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för språk (SPR)

    Author : Julia Hollertz; [2019]
    Keywords : Neurodiversity; English Level 6; Fundamental Values; Autism Spectrum Disorder; Neurotypicality; Social Model of Disability; Accurate Representation; Self-determination; Impairments; Disability;

    Abstract : This essay investigates how the first person narrative of Mark Haddon’s neurodiverse protagonist in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time raises awareness for the complexity of neurodiversity in relation to a neurotypical society. This has been done by applying the critical lens of Disability Studies and Disability Studies in Education to explain how disability is a concept of social and cultural construct. READ MORE

  2. 2. Sex differences in neuronal differentiation of human stem cells

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för biologisk grundutbildning

    Author : Olga Doszyn; [2019]
    Keywords : stem cells; neural stem cells; embryonic stem cells; sex differences; neuronal differentiation;

    Abstract : Sexual dimorphism has been long noted in human neurobiology, apparent most notably in sex-biased distribution of multiple neurological disorders or diseases, from autism spectrum disorder to Parkinson's disease. With the advances in molecular biology, genetics and epigenetics have come into focus as key players in sexually dimorphic neural development; and yet, many studies in the field of neuroscience overlook the importance of sex for the human brain. READ MORE

  3. 3. The effects of exercise-based interventions on repetitive autistic behaviors : A Systematic Literature Review

    University essay from Högskolan i Jönköping/HLK, CHILD

    Author : Andreea Diana Ion; [2019]
    Keywords : ASD; repetitive behaviors; exercise interventions; systematic review;

    Abstract : Repetitive behaviors are a core symptom of autism spectrum disorders. They represent a major barrier to learning and social adaptation, affect levels of engagement in life situations, communication, social interactions and sustain social connections. READ MORE

  4. 4. Perceived Psychosocial Work Environment and Support among Employed Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Cross-sectional Survey Study in Sweden

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för psykologi

    Author : Benjamin Kállai; [2018]
    Keywords : autism spectrum disorder; work environment; neurodiversity; job satisfaction; life satisfaction; stress; COPSOQ II; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : Based on previous research regarding employment among individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and the clinical description of ASD, this study focused on ten work environment factors: emotional demands, variation of work, predictability, role clarity, leadership, social support from colleagues and supervisor, social community, inclusivity, and using strengths. These work environment factors were assessed from the perspective of employed adults with ASD as well as psychologists providing employment support at the Swedish Public Employment Services to adults with ASD. READ MORE

  5. 5. Communication Trajectory in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder : A Systematic Literature Review

    University essay from Högskolan i Jönköping/Högskolan för lärande och kommunikation

    Author : Shima Chloe Foster; [2018]
    Keywords : Social interaction; communication development; autism spectrum disorder; longitudinal trajectory; measures;

    Abstract : Stability of diagnosis, symptoms and functioning across the life span is central to understanding any disorder and yet remains a relatively unexplored area in the study of autism (Sigman & McGovern, 2005). This is particularly apparent in the development of communication, including social interaction and language development in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), as there is little research on longitudinal development of children with ASD in general. READ MORE