My research topic is about the difference between Autism, ADHD, dyslexia. I was interested in learning these topics because I want to know where they come from. This relates to Temple Grandin’s chapter, “From the Margins to the Mainstream” in The Autistic Brain, because I am also curious about things and learning more about Autism. Like when she says that she don’t like when people want to know about her, just like her I want to know what people have and how they control their autism. Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia are similar disorders that scientists have studied for years and they’ve made progress in figuring out if a kid has one of these disorders, or others.

The definitions for Autism, ADHD, and Dyslexia are the ones that are basically the most important to learn about because they are the most seen one, today. ASD stand for, Autistic Spectrum Disorder. ASD is a brain developmental disability that affects how kids process certain type of information.(Hudson) ADHD stands for, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. This basically means being really active just to get attention and stuff.(ADHD) Dyslexia means to have difficulties in reading. SFN, science for neuroscience, says that, many assumed that laziness was the cause.(Hudson)I feel that what they are trying to say is that people think this disorder is caused when the mom is lazy when the baby is in the womb, and/or when the baby is boring he/she don’t do any type of physical movement. These are some of the most seen disorders and their definitions.

Also, many scientists from recent years have really been figuring out things from the brain that lead into figuring out quicker if a child has a disorder.In the website SFN, it talks about how scientists are using techniques to see how to treat dyslexia and/or other disorders. SFN also says, “ One group is reviewing three separate interventions thought to target either the brain system that processes written language, the speech sound processing system or the visual system,” (SFN).(Hudson)This is good how people don’t avoid the fact that there’s a problem and they can fix it if they really look into it. Scientists can find things by looking into different parts of the body, one part they’ve looked at is the brain.(Hudson) Other people who have really researched with brain is UC San Diego School of Medicine. In their website they’ve shown many pictures of the studies they’ve done on kids brain’s who have a disorder. That way the can find out quicker if a kid has a disorder.(Autism) I really appreciate how they are not giving up and they are trying their best to fix these disorders.  Scientists keep on making progress by studying the brain.

In addition, scientists have made all kinds of progress in order to help people who have disorders. UC San Diego showed a little of how they find things through the brain.”In addition, we found that the amount of white and gray matter in the cerebrum was significantly larger in children with autism compared to controls, whereas children and adults with autism did not exhibit excessive volumes in these regions.” (UC San Diego School of Medicine)(Autism)  They are making progress any way they can. They also noticed, in 2003,  that kids had abnormal growth of brain growth. (Autism) A lot of scientists have also made a lot of progress with people who are dyslexic because now people can figure out quicker if a person is dyslexic or not.(Hudson) Scientists keep on making progress in order to help people out who have one of these diseases.

In conclusion, scientists have studied for years in order to improve in figuring out quicker if a kid has Autism, ADHD, and Dyslexia. This research has really help me because it has showed me that people with these disorders aren’t to different than us. It has also taught me that I should try and do something in order to help them if I see someone struggling. Now knowing all these things about all these topics I would really like to go in deeper in knowing more about them. I would like to interact with people who have one of these disorders to see how they are and just what they do. I would also want to know what kind of medication they take, to see how it affects their brain.


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Morin, Amanda. Difference between Autism and different learning disorders. Understood, N.D, . 3/6/17