The Negative Effects Of Autism

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What if we had to learn social rules that everyone else seemed to already know? What if we had to work at understanding complex emotions in others and ourselves? What if even this understanding didn’t help us to know what to do when we felt embarrassed, jealous or empathetic? What if no matter how much social interactions we learn, it keeps getting more complex every passing year? This is what it’s like to have autism. This is a horrible complex disorder that many people are force to adapt to the world with. The neurodevelopmental disorder known as autism is characterized by impaired social interaction, restricted and repetitive behavior, short focus of interest, and difficulty of verbal or nonverbal communication. Estimated at about 1 …show more content…
This goes hand in hand with interaction. Some children do not speak at all, or only use a few words at a time. In some cases, they may develop vocabulary only to lose it. Other autistic children may develop an expansive vocabulary, but lack the ability to hold a back and forth conversation. Some autistic children tend to express things literally or fairly exaggerated in some type of nature. Because of the baring on the child’s language skills and ability to imply these needs or wants, autistic children seem to act inappropriately to get what they need. Taking something that isn’t theirs without asking or going through a serious tantrum when they can’t get what they want could be an example of this. As far as interest and activity, autistic children do not occupy themselves with imaginative play or role play. They engage in repetition. Autistic children stick to a daily routine. This routine tends to consist of repetitive behaviors that are occasionally self-soothing to sensory stimulation. Repetitive physical could be spinning, arm flapping, etc. Any differentiation of their routine may be upsetting to them and could result in an extreme tantrum or …show more content…
Autism usually erupts before the child is even 3 years old and continues throughout life. In the manifestation of their symptoms, no individual autistic child is alike, so treatment is devised to each child individually. Some early symptoms may include avoiding eye or physical contact, no conversation, repeating words and phrases heard loss of learned skills and/or language. A developmental pediatrician further diagnosis with test that include: Childhood Autism Rating Scale (CARS), Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (CHAT), Autism Screening Questionnaire, or Screening Test for Autism in Two-Year-Olds. Children may have some symptoms of Autism but not enough to be diagnosed with the disorder. According to the article of Autism by the Health and Wellness Resource Center, children who have autistic behavior but no problems with language may be diagnosed with Asperger syndrome by using the Autism Spectrum

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