Spectrum Disorder

On March 24, 2010, in Autism Symptoms, by Susi Irawati
 Spectrum Disorder

autism spectrum disorder

The Symptoms and Behaviors of Autism Spectrum Disorders

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The signs and symptoms of autistic spectrum disorder can be mild to severe and will be present in each individual child differently. Each child, who has autism spectrum disorder, will display communication, social and behavioral patterns that are individual to them, but fits into the overall diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder.

All children with autistic spectrum disorders demonstrate deficits in:

1.Social Symptoms

Children with autism spectrum disorder seem to have a lot of difficulty learning to engage in the give-and-take of everyday human interactions. In the first few months of life, many children with autism spectrum disorder do not interact and they avoid eye contact. Research suggests that children with autism spectrum disorders are attached to their parents, but their expression of the attachment is unusual and difficult to understand. Children with autism spectrum disorder may resist hugs and cuddling.

2. Communication Symptoms

Some children with autism spectrum disorder remain mute throughout their lives. Some children may learn to communicate using pictures or with sign language. The children who do speak often use language in unusual ways. Gestures and facial expressions rarely match what the child with autism spectrum disorder is actually saying. This difficulty with language and meaningful gestures often cause children with autism spectrum disorder to be at a loss to let others know what they need.

3. Repetitive behavior symptoms

Children with autistic spectrum disorders usually appear physically normal with good muscle control, however, odd repetitive motions differentiates them from other children. Children with autistic spectrum disorder demand absolute consistency in their environment. If one of the toys is moved, the child with autistic spectrum disorder may become tremendously upset.

A child with autistic spectrum disorder might be obsessed with learning all about how the ceiling fan works, a bus schedule, or lighthouses.

Other problems that may accompany autistic spectrum disorder include:  Sensory problems

Sensory problems: If sensory information is incorrect a child’s experiences of the world can be confusing. Many children with autistic spectrum disorder are painfully sensitive to certain sounds, textures, tastes, and smells.

Mental retardation: Many children with autistic spectrum disorder have some mental impairment as well. Seizures: One out of every four children with autistic spectrum disorder develops seizures.

Fragile X syndrome affects about two to five percent of people with autistic spectrum disorder.

One to 4 percent of people with autistic spectrum disorder also have tuberous sclerosis.

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) – What is it?

Autism Spectrum disorders (ASD) is also known as autism spectrum conditions (ASC) or the autism spectrum.  Autism is one of the five autism spectrum disorders.

Children with autism spectrum disorders show signs of problems with social interaction, communication and repetition. Children may also display signs of sensory issues and trouble with certain noises. Each child will present problems differently so each case needs to be treated individually. Some common problems associated with autism sensory disorders are sensory problems, seizure, fragile X syndrome, mental retardation and tuberous sclerosis.

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