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What is Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Transformative Approaches to Patient Literacy and Healthcare Innovation
Autism Spectrum Disorders refer to a range of neurodevelopmental conditions characterized by challenges in social interaction, and communication, and by restricted and repetitive behaviors. Individuals with ASD may also display unique strengths and differences. The term “spectrum” in ASD indicates a wide range of symptoms and severity levels among those affected.
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Transformative Technologies for Supporting Children With Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorders
Stephani du Toit (University of Pretoria, South Africa) and Leila Goosen (University of South Africa, South Africa)
DOI: 10.4018/979-8-3693-3661-8.ch008
This chapter explores transformative technologies and their application in supporting and enhancing the lives of children diagnosed with fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) and autism spectrum disorders (ASD). These two neurodevelopmental disorders, characterized by a diverse range of challenges and symptoms, necessitate innovative and tailored approaches for effective management and support. This chapter explores a range of emerging technological solutions, including artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, and personalized medicine, which are revolutionizing the way healthcare professionals approach diagnosis, treatment, and therapy for FAS and ASD. It also discusses the implications of these technologies in creating personalized and adaptable treatment plans. By doing so, it offers a glimpse into the future of pediatric healthcare where interventions are highly tailored to the individual needs of each child. Ethical considerations, challenges, and the future direction of these technologies in the context of ASD and FAS are also critically analyzed.
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Improving Communication in Children With ASD: The Family's Role
A category of neurodevelopmental disorders with onset in early childhood, characterized by pervasive deficits in interaction and social communication, as well as by restrictive or repetitive behaviors.
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Managing Challenging Behaviours in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder
A lifelong neurodevelopmental disorder, identified by behavioral symptoms as poor social interactions, qualitative impairments in verbal and non-verbal communication, along with narrow interest and stereotyped behaviors.
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