Autism Information

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Symptoms of Autism

Symptoms of Autism
While the symptoms are varied from individual to individual, depending on the severity of autism exhibited, there is a group of symptoms that many autistic individuals have in common;
  • Super sensitivity to sound and sometimes to touch.
  • Often there's significant difficulty in relating to people, objects or events and or inappropriate reactions are exhibited. Acceptance of social contact can occur in higher functioning autistic children however they will rarely make the first move and if they do, it is often inappropriately exhibited in a repetitive manner while paying little or no attention to the reaction they have on other individuals.
  • Often there's a lack of eye contact or failure to respond when their name is called coupled with compulsive behaviour’s such as certain body movements like hand flapping or clapping and head banging.


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