Autism therapies was nominated as a good article in the Natural sciences category but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions on the review page for improving the article. Once these are addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
Reviewed version: August 30, 2013
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I removed unsupported statement regarding efficacy of sham acupuncture testing
Edited section on Greenspan's floortime (DIR) approach
Hi, just thought I;d say that I have re-written the section on the Greenspan Floortime (DIR) approach in a more factual style, which provides a neutral overview, as beforehand it read a lot like an advert.
Belongs over here I think...
Hi guys... the following text is over at [], but I suspect it belongs here - can it be built into this article?
"A new class at the Massachusetts Institute for Technology is working on integrating patients with autism and robotic technology. Patients with autism tend to have machine like qualities, such as lack of emotions and inability to interpret facial expressions. Doctors in these fields are not looking for a cure for autism; they are simply trying to help autistic people interact more successfully with other people. Learning more about autism will help robot designers use the machine like/emotional thinking of autistic patients to strengthen responses for their robots."
Miracle Mineral Supplement
This text was removed from the page: Miracle Mineral Supplement(MMS)is a very fast therapy for curing Autism. It is a mixture of Sodium Chlorite and Citric Acid and when taken regularly, kills the parasites and pathogens in the body. It was added by Omdude.
- This review is transcluded from Talk:Autism therapies/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.
This article does not meet GA standards at this time, and is too far from meeting those standards to expect that the problems can be corrected in a normal GA timeframe. Specifically, much of the sourcing for this medical topic does not meet with WP:MEDRS per WP:MEDDATE and/or heavy reliance on primary sourcing when secondary sourcing is available. The date problems can be seen in the references list. For examples of the reliance on "orphaned" primary source (without the use of secondary sources), see the section on Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and also the rather spammy section on Richard Solomon's "P.L.A.Y Project" which does not use independent sourcing. As well, the article has been tagged with a possible WP:COPYVIO problem in the Floortime/DIR section.
Zad68 18:02, 30 August 2013 (UTC)
Refs need formatting
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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) ranks among the most stressful of childhood developmental disabilities. Defined by problems in communication and behavior, ASD is associated with stress on those living with this disability and their family members. The use of external supports (e.g., highly structured social activities), communication supports (e.g., explicit communication) and self-initiated strategies for handling social anxiety (e.g., physical activity, spiritual practice, religion) extends the betterment of the individual in social settings. This perspective helps with understanding whether organized religion or the use of social support is a better coping mechanism for individuals with ASD (Muller, Schuler & Yates, 2008)
Religion can be a source for educational, emotional, and sometimes financial support; equipping those who are involved in this spiritual “organization” to be aware and sensitive to the needs of families who have children with disabilities (Coulthard and Fitzgerald, 1999). However, some data suggests that religion is not always beneficial for this population (Coulthard and Fitzgerald, 1999). For example, while some feel that religion is a buffer for their stress, others believe that religion adds to their stress, and instead rely on their personal beliefs and social support from friends and family. Social support, or the use of family, friends and therapy, contributes to a balanced lifestyle for both ASD individuals and their caretakers/families.
For families with children on the spectrum, Tarakeshwar and Pargament (2001) observed three approaches to coping with stressful situations as frameworks for religious coping: 1) self-directing approach, where the individual relies on self rather than on God, 2) deferring approach, where the individual places the responsibility for coping on God and 3) the collaborative approach, where the individual and God are both active partners in coping. Each approach could be categorized as having either negative or positive religious outcomes. These outcomes, in turn, predict whether religious coping is helpful or just too rigid in a family with autistic children, and ultimately whether religion is viewed as fallible.
- Biever, Celeste (Jan 2007). "Robots Helping People Helping Robots". New scientist. 193.2591: 26–26.