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Autism Spectrum Disorder and the Extreme Male Brain Theory

The founder of the Autism Research Centre in Cambridge, UK was professor Baron-Cohen who gave the theory on one of the autistic’s characteristics; namely the “extreme male brain theory”. Small Steps Big Dreams, Dubai, UAE reviews the male brain theory in detail, and since details about ASD are crucial for optimized autism therapy in UAE […]

Parental Age and the Autistic Child: Affecting Autism Diagnoses

Parental age has been linked with autism diagnoses via many research studies, and Small Steps Big Dreams in Dubai, UAE plays its part in spreading awareness and knowledge to the parents and caregivers for better understanding of this disorder. In the epidemiology of autism, it has been one of the most consistent conclusions that the […]

Roots of Sensory Issues Tied to Autism Spectrum Disorder Genes

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental condition, and little is known about its neurobiology. Much of autism research has focused on the social, communicative and cognitive difficulties associated with the condition. However, the recent revision of the diagnostic criteria for ASD has brought another key domain of autistic experience into focus: “sensory processing”. […]

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Brain Structure Changes Influencing Autism Diagnoses

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental condition characterized by persistent deficits in social communication and restricted repetitive behaviours (RRBs). Autism diagnoses are carried out based on the presence of two core behaviors i.e. restricted interests and repetitive behaviors, as well as difficulties with social interactions and communication. These traits are thought to arise because […]

The Comorbidity of Autism Spectrum Disorder and Eating Disorders

Exploring the possible connection between Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and various eating  disorders, like anorexia nervosa, bulimia Nervosa, pica, etc.    Autism or ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) can simply be described as a complex neurodevelopmental disorder and typically appears during the first three years of life. It is a result of a neurological disorder that affects the functioning of the brain. The symptoms and characteristics of ASD can present themselves in a variety of combinations that can range in intensity from mild to severe. According to the  statistics presented by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), autism spectrum disorder  affects 1 in 54 children in the United States of America; with boys being four times more likely to be  affected than girls (a 1:42 disorder development ratio). Moreover, autism can occur equally in all racial,  ethnic, and social groups. Siblings of an autistic child have a 2% – 18% chance of having ASD.  Furthermore, according to research, diagnoses of Autism Spectrum Disorder at age two can be reliable,  valid and stable.    The Signs and Symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder  Communication challenges are often an area of great concern, as so much of our daily interaction with our environment depends on appropriate conversational and social skills. People with ASD often communicate differently and sometimes appear to struggle to maintain normative social boundaries and standards. This does not mean that individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder are not social, but  instead they often navigate through social interactions differently. The range of severity differs with each symptom of ASD. For example, some children may rarely use words to communicate, while others may be extremely verbal with advanced vocabulary. On the other hand, some children may not like to be hugged or touched, while others seek out and enjoy physical touch.    Link with Eating Disorders  Autism Spectrum Disorder can be of various types, which may depend upon the severity of the disease itself. Hence, its comorbidity with another disease is not an unusual prospect. The relationship between  ASD and eating disorders is often overlooked or misunderstood as they present themselves in similar  ways; whether through restrictive or selective eating behaviors, or rigid or obsessive thought patterns.  As a result, individuals may receive treatment for one condition; whereas the other, although present,  remains undiagnosed. In this regard Small Steps Big Dreams in Dubai, UAE provides ABA Therapy,  Occupational Therapy, etc. and works to maximize the learning potential of every student in a  welcoming, transparent, and professional environment.  According to a study, in the US alone, thirty million people suffer from an eating disorder, and this number includes all ages and genders. So, is there a connection between the two?    Signs and Symptoms   Existing research (available on the CDC website) shows that people who have eating disorders (and, in  particular, anorexia nervosa) or symptoms of eating disorders have higher levels of autistic traits than the  rest of the population. However, all studies so far have measured these conditions at the same time. This means that it is not clear whether autistic traits precede the onset of (and could therefore be a risk factor for) eating disorders or, rather, they are a consequence of these conditions. Suffice it to say,  further research is required in this regard. Yet again, in view of relevant struggles faced by autistic  individuals, Small Steps Big Dreams in Dubai, UAE provides tailored individual education plans (IEP’s)  and commitment to the highest educational, professional, and ethical standards to their patient whether  it be a child or an adult.    Types of Eating Disorders  […]