Symptoms

Symptoms attributed to autism can be split into three broad groups:

Social Skills

  • Does not respond to his/her name
  • Poor eye contact
  • Resist cuddling or holding
  • Appears unaware of other people’s feelings
  • Prefers to play alone
  • Appears not to hear you at times

Language

  • Delayed speech or doesn’t speak
  • No eye contact when conversing
  • Loss of previously gained speech
  • Difficulty starting and maintaining conversations
  • Speaks with an abnormal tone or rhythm
  • May repeat words or phrases without understanding the meaning
  • Doesn’t appear to understand simple questions or requests

Behavior

  • Performs repetitive movements
  • Develops specific routines or rituals and is disturbed when these are changed
  • Moves constantly
  • Unusually sensitive to light, sound and touch but is oblivious to pain
  • Cannot engage in imitative or make-believe play
  • Odd food preferences, such as eating only a few foods, or craving non-edible items

 

Symptoms attributed to autism can be split into three broad groups:

Social Skills

    Does not respond to his/her name

    Poor eye contact

    Resist cuddling or holding

    Appears unaware of other people’s feelings

    Prefers to play alone

    Appears not to hear you at times

Language

    Delayed speech or doesn’t speak

    No eye contact when conversing

    Loss of previously gained speech

    Difficulty starting and maintaining conversations

    Speaks with an abnormal tone or rhythm

    May repeat words or phrases without understanding the meaning

    Doesn’t appear to understand simple questions or requests

Behavior

    Performs repetitive movements

    Develops specific routines or rituals and is disturbed when these are changed

    Moves constantly

    Unusually sensitive to light, sound and touch but is oblivious to pain

    Cannot engage in imitative or make-believe play

    Odd food preferences, such as eating only a few foods, or craving non-edible items

Symptoms attributed to autism can be split into three broad groups:

Social Skills

    Does not respond to his/her name

    Poor eye contact

    Resist cuddling or holding

    Appears unaware of other people’s feelings

    Prefers to play alone

    Appears not to hear you at times

Language

    Delayed speech or doesn’t speak

    No eye contact when conversing

    Loss of previously gained speech

    Difficulty starting and maintaining conversations

    Speaks with an abnormal tone or rhythm

    May repeat words or phrases without understanding the meaning

    Doesn’t appear to understand simple questions or requests

Behavior

    Performs repetitive movements

    Develops specific routines or rituals and is disturbed when these are changed

    Moves constantly

    Unusually sensitive to light, sound and touch but is oblivious to pain

    Cannot engage in imitative or make-believe play

    Odd food preferences, such as eating only a few foods, or craving non-edible items