Autism, also called autism spectrum disorder (ASD),is a complicated condition that includes problems with communication and behavior. It can involve a wide range of symptoms and skills. ASD can be a minor problem or a disability that needs full-time care in a special facility.
People with autism have trouble with communication. They have trouble understanding what other people think and feel. This makes it hard for them to express themselves, either with words or through gestures, facial expressions, and touch People with autism might have problems with learning. Their skills might develop unevenly. For
example, they could have trouble communicating but be unusually good at art, music, math, or memory. Because of this, they might do especially well on tests of analysis or problem-solving.
COMMON SYMPTOMS INCLUDE:-
- A lack of eye contact
- A narrow range of interests or intense interest in certain topics Doing something over and over, like repeating words or phrases, rocking back and forth, or flipping a lever High sensitivity to sounds, touches, smells, or sights that seem ordinary to other people Not looking at or listening to other people
- Not looking at things when another person points at them
- Not wanting to be held or cuddled Problems understanding or using speech, gestures,facial expressions, or tone of voice Talking in a sing-song, flat, or robotic voice
- Trouble adapting to changes in routine
Poor socialization, communication and language skills. Shyness is another leading symptom. Shy of strangers. Bashful. Timid. Cowardly. Hides behind the furniture and keeps the hands over the face , peeping through the fingers. Weak memory. Forgets her errand or word in her mouth.Childish and thoughtless behavior. Slow mental grasp and backward.
Handling of genitals and nervous agitation. The mind remains childish, only the body grows. Moral de. Talks nonsense , then angry, if not understood. Propensity to bite. Howling , impatient, nervous, imbecility.
History of cancer in the family. Desire for milk. Sweat on head. Desire for salty things. Restlessness. Talented , but are obsessive , compulsive , stubborn . Sleep related issues. Mental retardation. Hyperactivity. Attention deficit syndrome. Aversion to reprimand or contradiction. Fastidious. Loves the excitement of thunderstorms
Audio visual sensitivities . Unnatural fears , especially dark, desire to be hugged, pressurized ,flapping of fingers.
Oversensitive to external impressions. Desires ice creamsand cold drinks.