Autism

April 8th, 2008 by Jashodhara Purkayastha

Symptoms:

1)Does not babble, point or make meaningful gestures by 1 year of age

2)Does not speak one word by 16 months

3)Does not combine two words by 2 years

4) Does not respond to name

5) Loses language or social skills

Some other indicators:

Lacks eye contact

Doesn’t seem to know how to play with toys in the usual manner

Excessively lines up toys or other objects

Does not smile

At times seems to be hearing-impaired

CHARACTERISTICS OF AUTISM

1) some delay in language development

2) uneven pattern of intellectual funtioning

3) delay in understanding development

4) inconsistence pattern of sensory response

5) marked retardation on activity

6) repetitive behaviour

7) rigid physical contact

8. lack of imagination

9) unaware of consequences

10) laughs\giggles for no apparant response

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Posted in Psychology | 1 Comment »

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  1. Itadz Says:

    Short but urgent! Thanks a lot.
    Some of kondergarten teachers of In my country (Indonesia), categorise children’s active activity as autism.
    So, after read this information, (we hope that) we can change my opinion about children.
    Thanks very much,

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