Autism Diagnosis and Treament minority
Autism Diagnosis and Treatment minority
Each student is required to write a 3-to 5-page paper about individual and cultural diversity issues when treating individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Students are to research areas of diversity and family factors and how interventions are influenced by issues such as religion, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, physical disabilities, etc. For example, students should look for articles that have researched an intervention and included issues about how diversity may have influenced their study. A student’s paper may focus on a specific issue of diversity (i.e., issues related to implementing interventions with children in a Jewish community center; impact of poverty on ABA in rural schools) or can focus on general diversity issues related to a specific intervention (i.e., impact of ethnicity, socioeconomic status, etc. on floor time interventions). If you have difficulty finding articles about interventions and diversity, you may select a topic that is more general within the field of autism (i.e., diagnosis of autism and diversity), but you may not just write your paper without a specific diversity or family factor topic. Students may also choose to write their papers on how different family factors influence interventions. These family factors include (but are not limited to) how having a sibling with autism affects typically developing siblings, blended families/single parents, extended family factors, bilingualism, etc. Students are required to include information from at least 3 peer reviewed, data-based journal articles, but you are not limited to these articles as the best papers incorporate information from more sources than just the 3 required. Based upon your review of the research and your chosen topic you will need to discuss how issues related to individual and cultural diversity and/or family factors should be considered when developing and implementing treatments. The font for your report must be Times New Roman and no bigger and no smaller than size 12, and your paper should be double-spaced. Margins (top, bottom, right, left) are to be no more and no less than 1 inch. The articles cannot come from newsletters or be summaries found on web pages. You need to follow APA style when writing the report, and have a separate cover page and reference page. The cover page and reference page do not count in the required 3 to 5 pages of content. The paper is worth 50 points The following sources must be included Burkett, K., Morris, E., Manning-courtney, P., Anthony, J., & Shambley-ebron, D. (2015). African american families on autism diagnosis and treatment: The influence of culture. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 45(10), 3244-3254. http://dx.doi.org.proxy.bsu.edu/10.1007/s10803-015-2482-x Jamison, J. M., Fourie, E., Siper, P. M., Trelles, M. P., George-Jones, J., Grice, A. B., . . . Kolevzon, A. (2017). Examining the Efficacy of a Family Peer Advocate Model for Black and Hispanic Caregivers of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders,47(5), 1314-1322. doi:10.1007/s10803-017-3045-0 Thomas, K. C., Ellis, A. R., McLaurin, C., Daniels, J., & Morrissey, J. P. (2007). Access to care for autism-related services. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 37(10), 1902-12. http://dx.doi.org.proxy.bsu.edu/10.1007/s10803-006-0323-7
Autism Diagnosis and Treatment minority
Autism, also known as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), is a developmental disorder that affects communication and behavior. It is a complex condition that can cause challenges in social interactions, communication, and repetitive behaviors. ASD can range from mild to severe and is typically diagnosed in children, but can also be diagnosed in adults.
Diagnosing ASD can be difficult because there is no medical test, such as a blood test, to diagnose the condition. Instead, ASD is typically diagnosed based on a combination of factors, including a thorough evaluation of the individual’s behavior and development, as well as a review of their medical and family history. A team of healthcare professionals, including a pediatrician, psychologist, and speech therapist, may be involved in the diagnosis process.
Unfortunately, the process of diagnosing ASD may be different for minority populations, who may face additional barriers to receiving a timely and accurate diagnosis. Some of these barriers may include cultural misunderstandings, language barriers, and a lack of access to healthcare services. For example, some cultural and linguistic differences may cause symptoms of ASD to be misinterpreted as normal behavior in certain communities. Additionally, minority populations may have less access to healthcare services due to financial or logistical barriers, which can lead to delays in diagnosis and treatment.
It is important that healthcare professionals working with minority populations are culturally competent and sensitive to these issues in order to ensure that individuals receive a timely and accurate diagnosis. This may involve providing interpretation services, working with community organizations to provide access to healthcare, and educating families about the signs and symptoms of ASD.
Once a diagnosis of ASD has been made, treatment options can vary depending on the severity of the condition and the individual’s needs. Treatment for ASD may include a combination of therapies, such as behavioral therapy, speech therapy, and occupational therapy, to help the individual improve their communication and social skills and manage challenging behaviors. Medications may also be used to help manage specific symptoms, such as anxiety or sleep difficulties.
It is important to work with a healthcare team to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to the individual’s needs. This may involve input from a variety of healthcare professionals, as well as the individual and their family. It is also important to involve the individual in the treatment process as much as possible and to consider their preferences and goals.