IJSSH 2017 Vol.7(5): 314-317 ISSN: 2010-3646
doi: 10.18178/ijssh.2017.V7.841

Using Urinary Metallic Elements as the Indicator for the Assessment of Intervention on Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Chen Li, Kangwei Shen, Jinli Qiu, Dongchuan Yu, and Xuejun Kang
Abstract—Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disease. The pathology of ASD was unclear. Some existed hypotheses are from nutritional and environmental aspects. urinary metallic elements have close connections with these factors. There is not a specific therapy for ASD. Intervention is a conventional treatment to alleviate the behavioral problems of ASD patients. After intervention, the effects require evaluation. This paper reported a preliminary attempt in using urinary elements as an indicator for the assessment of the intervention effects on a small sample of ASD children. The results showed a homodromous alteration of urinary elements and the behavioral performances. It was suggested that the ratio of urinary beneficial elements to hazardous elements could serve as a potential indicator for the assessment of the intervention effects on ASD children.

Index Terms—Assessment, autism spectrum disorder, intervention, metallic elements.

Chen Li, Dongchuan Yu, Xuejun Kang are with Key Laboratory of Child Development and Learning Science of Ministry of Education, Research Center for Learning Science, Southeast University, 210096, Nanjing, China (e-mail: chenlee1203@163.com, dcyu@seu.edu.cn, xjkang64@163.com).
Kangwei Shen was with Key Laboratory of Child Development and Learning Science of Ministry of Education, Research Center for Learning Science, Southeast University, 210096, Nanjing, China. He is now with Dongqi Bio-technology Co., Ltd (e-mail: 13505163516@139.com).
Jinli Qiu was with Key Laboratory of Child Development and Learning Science of Ministry of Education, Research Center for Learning Science, Southeast University, 210096, Nanjing, China. She is now with State Key Laboratory of Pollution Control and Resource Reuse, School of the Environment, Nanjing University, 210046, Nanjing, China (e-mail: 1060639833@qq.com)

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Cite: Chen Li, Kangwei Shen, Jinli Qiu, Dongchuan Yu, and Xuejun Kang, "Using Urinary Metallic Elements as the Indicator for the Assessment of Intervention on Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 7, no. 5, pp. 314-317, 2017.

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