Autism Spectrum - in CHILDREN: Symptoms -Traits - Characteristics

    Characteristics. Autism is characterised by marked difficulties in behaviour, social
    interaction, communication and sensory sensitivities. Some of these characteristics are
    common among people on the spectrum; others are typical of the disability but not
    necessarily exhibited by all people on the autism spectrum.

    TRAITS
    Typical to strong verbal language skills and intellectual ability distinguish Asperger
    syndrome from other forms of autism.

    It generally involves:
    Difficulty with social interactions
    Restricted interests
    Desire for sameness
    Distinctive strengths
    Strengths can include:

    Remarkable focus and persistence
    Aptitude for recognizing patterns
    Attention to detail
    Challenges can include:

    Hypersensitivities (to lights, sounds, tastes, etc.)
    Difficulty with the give and take of conversation
    Difficulty with nonverbal conversation skills (distance, loudness, tone, etc.)
    Uncoordinated movements, or clumsiness
    Anxiety and depression
    The tendencies described above vary widely among people. Many learn to overcome their
    challenges by building on strengths.


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    People with ASD often have symptoms or aspects of other conditions, such as:
    a learning disability.
    attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
    Tourette's syndrome or other tic disorders.
    epilepsy.
    dyspraxia.
    obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    Bi-Polar (Manic-Depressive)
    generalised anxiety disorder.
    depression.
    Manic-Depressive (Bi-polar)
    There are three different types of Autism Spectrum Disorders:
    Autistic Disorder (also called "classic" autism) This is what most people think upon
    hearing the word "autism." ...
    Asperger Syndrome. ...
    Pervasive Developmental Disorder – Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS;
    also called "atypical autism")
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Common characteristics include: difficulties interpreting social rules and body language, which can lead
to confusion or misunderstandings. difficulty in forming and maintaining friendships. a tendency to
take things literally, which can lead to communication difficulties.

Characteristics. Autism is characterised by marked difficulties in behaviour, social interaction,
communication and sensory sensitivities. Some of these characteristics are common among people on
the spectrum; others are typical of the disability but not necessarily exhibited by all people on the
autism spectrum.

Characteristics. Autism is characterised by marked difficulties in behaviour, social interaction,
communication and sensory sensitivities. Some of these characteristics are common among people on
the spectrum; others are typical of the disability but not necessarily exhibited by all people on the
autism spectrum.

Key points
Children with ASD often have difficulty with social interaction.
Children with ASD may have an unusual interest in objects.
Children with ASD often have difficulty with changes in routine.
Children with ASD may have great ability in one area and great difficulty in another.
Children with ASD may have unusually strong reactions to one or more of their five senses.
Children with ASD may do the same thing over and over again, or talk constatnly about specific things
that interest them.
Children with ASD may have unusually intense and prolonged emotional reactions.

These are some of the characteristics of ASD:
problems with social interaction with others. This may include problems talking back and forth,
working, or playing with others.
unusual interest in objects
need for sameness
great variation in abilities
under or over reaction to one or more of the five senses: sight, touch, taste, smell, or hearing