autism, what is autism? Today’s lecture Dr. Park showed us about the causes,
symptoms, treatments, and researches about autism. According to Dr. Park’s
lecture, autism can be caused mostly by genetic disorders. If we have the
autism patient in the family, we will have larger chance to have an autism
child. The symptoms of autism can be very hyper or hypo sensitive to sounds or
changes in their life. They can be ignore to anyone and acting like living
alone. They refuse to make friends or having communications. Some of the physical
symptoms for example, flapping, starting at circular motion, spinning, lining
up toys, or walking with the toes.
I have a cousin she had autism since we were
child and we group up in same house together. Her symptoms showed up when she
was around 9 years old. According
to Dr. Park, autism can be controlled by properly teaching. Nowadays, internet
is an important technology to connect with this world, so internet is considered
as a treatment to autisms (Helena, Britt Hedman, Gerhard, and Elisabet, 2018).
Helena et al.’s (2018) experiment, they have sixteens autism patients that work
with the lab by the internet-base for eight weeks. Although the internet-base
treatment is helpful to the patents, the face to face clinical or school education
still cannot be replaced (Helena et al., 2018). There are different treatments
for different patients because each of them is from different personal
background, culture or religious. As my cousin’s experiment, our family decided
to have a pet dog and a small aquarium at home so my cousin would like to walk
out the door with our dog and she would like to talk about her little aquarium.
Internet-base treatment is just like the home school! It is important for
doctors to understand that each patient is unique so they need the treatment is
comfortable to them.
Sehlin, H., Ahlström, B. H., Andersson, G.,
& Wentz, E. (2018). Experiences of an internet-based support and coaching
model for adolescents and young adults with ADHD and autism spectrum disorder
–a qualitative study. BMC Psychiatry,18(1). doi:10.1186/s12888-018-1599-9