Symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder
The emergence of symptoms of autism spectrum disorder and severity of each person vary widely. The severity of autism spectrum disorder symptoms is generally determined based on the communication problems and repetitive behaviors experienced by the sufferer and how these disorders affect his ability to function in society.
In general, symptoms of autism are detected in early child development before reaching three years. Here are some common symptoms that may help you to be more vigilant.
Interaction and Social Communication
- Slow speech development or utter lack of speech.
- Never express emotions or be sensitive to other people’s feelings.
- Unresponsive when his name is called, despite his hearing ability
- Do not want to be spoiled or cuddle with parents and relatives.
Tend to avoid eye contact.
- Rarely use body language.
- Rarely shows expression while communicating.
- Can not start a conversation, continue a chat, or just talk when asking for something.
- Unusual tone of speech, for example flat like a robot.
- Often repeat words and phrases, but do not understand their usage appropriately.
- Tends to appear not to understand simple questions or hints.
- Not understanding common social interactions, such as how to say hello.
Related to Behavioral Patterns
- Have abnormalities in movement patterns, for example always on tiptoe.
- Prefer familiar and angry routines if there are changes.
- Can not be silent.
- Perform movements, such as waving your hands or swinging your body forward and back.
- How to play repetitive and unimaginative, such as arranging blocks based on size or color rather than building something different.
- Just love certain foods, such as choosing foods based on texture or color.
- Very focused on a particular topic or activity with excessive focus intensity.
- Tends to be sensitive to light, touch, or sound, but does not respond to pain.
Check with your doctor or physician if you have any of these symptoms. It is important for the person to undergo treatment as soon as possible in order to increase effectiveness.
Other Disorders and Autism
People with autism generally also have symptoms or effects of other disorders, such as hyperactivity, epilepsy, Tourette syndrome, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, general anxiety disorder, learning disorders, sensory disorders, As well as bipolar disorder.
Each of these disorders may require separate treatment, such as medications or cognitive behavioral therapy.