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Common Characteristics Of Autism Spectrum Disorders!

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Ms. Pallavee Walia 90% (186 ratings)
PGDRP Rehabilitation Psychology , M.A Clinical Psychology, Certificate in Guidance and Counselling (CGC)
Psychologist, Agra  •  6 years experience
Common Characteristics Of Autism Spectrum Disorders!

The following common characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorders should be noted when charting your child’s development for your health-care practitioner:


• insistence on sameness; resistance to change. 
• difficulty in expressing needs; uses gestures or pointing instead of words.
• repeating words or phrases in place of normal, responsive language.
• laughing, crying, showing distress for reasons not apparent to others.
• prefers to be alone; aloof manner.
• tantrums.
• difficulty in mixing with others.
• may not want to cuddle or be cuddled.
• little or no eye contact.
• unresponsive to normal teaching methods.
• sustained odd play.
• spins objects.
• inappropriate attachments to objects.
• apparent over-sensitivity or insensitivity to pain
• no real fears of danger.
• noticeable physical overactivity or extreme interactivity.
• uneven gross/fine motor skills.
• not responsive to verbal cues; acts as if deaf, although hearing tests in normal range.

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