• Improving Social Interaction in Autistic Children; A Dissertation Proposal

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    This 8 page paper proposes a study into the emotional aspect that influence social interaction of children aged 8 – 12 diagnosed as suffering from autism. The paper gives the goals of the study and conducts a brief literature review looking at supporting studies and looks at potential tools for measurement of social and emotional abilities. The paper also gives a brief methodology and outlines the expected results. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

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    understand and react to others emotions. This lack of social ability can have profound impact on the lives of those effected. The purpose of this study is to determine is  intervention aimed at increasing emotional understanding of others (empathy) will result in a greater understanding and if this will then increase the social abilities of the individual focusing on children  aged between 8 - 12 years of age. If successful the research may help increase the quality of life for autistic individuals. To assess this a primary research project will  be undertaken. The methodology is determined following a comprehensive literature review. 2. Literature Review Autism is a condition first described by Dr. Leo Kanner during the 1940s this has  an incidence of two to six in every one thousand live births. Although four time more likely to occur in males rather than females this is not a condition  that more prevalent in any social or ethic groups (Autism Society of America, 2004). The conditions is a neurological disorder that affects the brains functioning and appears in the first  three years of life. To determine how emotional understanding and social interaction may be effected the symptoms need to be reviewed (Autism Society of America, 2004). The characteristics  of this condition maybe broad ranging some individuals impacted only slightly, other severalty. The symptoms or characteristics may appear in any combination and even those who have the same diagnosis  may act in very different manners (Autism Society of America, 2004). As a spectrum disorder this means information is processed internally in a different way and results in the divergent  understanding and behaviour. Characteristics may result in the resistance for change and need for routines, difficulty in expressing needs, for example, the use of gestures rather that words, the use 

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