Autism: Verbal And Nonverbal Forms Of Communication And Social Experiences

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Autism
The definition of ASD or Autism Spectrum Disorder is a developmental disability that, greatly affects verbal and nonverbal forms of communication and social experiences. This can be found in children before the age of three. Autism can affect a child’s educational experience badly.
There are three core symptoms with autism, social interaction and relationships, verbal and nonverbal communication, limited interests in activates or play. But within these core symptoms there are, many different things that can be seen to make someone wonder if their child has autism. But within these three core symptoms there are many different signs that can be seen as autism. Starting with social interaction a child growing up would not need someone to
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Children at a young age are very curious and because of that, they try to talk to other children around their age. But a child with autism could either not be curious or not want to be around others, or even if they want to be might not know how to act so they can make friends. With communication nonverbal and verbal most kids start speaking their first words around six months only about a word or two. A child that could be showing the sign of autism might take longer for those first word, or may have a problem learning to speak altogether. But according to Autism Spectrum Disorders Health Center “[a]s many as 40% of people with autism never speak”. The last of the core symptoms is someone’s activities and play and the lack of interests in that those. Where most children when they play with a toy car for example, the child would push the car around and try to do what they see normally. But a child with autism might focus on some part of the car to play with rather than the whole thing. Another symptom that could lead someone to think their child has autism is the child want or need for a routine, two example of this would be a child want to eat food in a certain order. Such as …show more content…
According to James Blackwell, and Carol Niederhauser “the traditional screening tool, the Denver Developmental Screening Test-II (DDST-II),is lacking in sensitivity and specificity”, this being one of the test that children take when they are young. Next would be asking the parents about their history, and from this doctors can get a better idea of what might be happen and what to look for. James Blackwell, and Carol Niederhauser also mention the “Ages and Stages Questionnaire”, which is a packet that parents fill out about how their child is progressing and a few other test. Which they seem to think is a lot more accurate than the DDST-II. Then go into detail about asking parents about how was giving birth, were any complication when did they first worry about or notice something wrong. Then this is where the child would be checked out for any medical problems that would show as autism by way of, first their ear to check the hearing. Then the eyes to make sure that the child is seeing everything ok, then a full check of the brain. All of these test are needed to make the best decision to know if the child is autistic. Then the parents know to start looking for all the information they can find to help their

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