Autism symptoms

Symptoms could include:

  • Disorders of Communication
  • Problem Behavior
  • Social Isolation
  • Social Withdrawal
  • Perseveration
  • Poor Eye Contact
  • Sensory Disorders
  • Body Rocking
  • Delayed Language Development
  • Repetitive Routines
  • Social Communication Disorder
  • Lack of Emotional Response
  • Childhood Social Withdrawal
  • Absent Or Abnormal Social Play
  • Social Estrangement
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Aggression
  • Tantrums
  • Alienation
  • Automatic Repetition of Words
  • Self-Injurious Behavior
  • Lacks Empathy
  • Biting Self
  • Head Rolling
  • Hitting Self
  • Feelings of Detachment
  • Disregard For Others
  • Sensory Agnosia
  • Impaired Abstract Thinking
  • Sensory Intolerance
  • Aimless Movement
  • Does Not Make Conversation
  • Flapping Movements of Hands
  • Communication disorders can affect how a person receives, sends, processes, and understands concepts.
  • Problem behavior is often associated with adolescence but may manifest in the very young or in adults. Delinquency, drug use, academic failure, risky sexual behavior, violence, property damage, vandalism and disregard of the rights of others are all problem behaviors.
    Date:November 30, 2007
  • Problem behavior is troublesome, risk taking, or disruptive behavior that is more extreme than occasional errors in judgment and requires professional intervention to avoid legal difficulties. Behavior problem, behavioral problem, behavior problem...
  • Constipation refers to infrequent bowel movements with hard, dry stools. Poor diet and dehydration are usually to blame, though certain diseases or other medical issues are possible causes.
  • Diarrhea is a condition classified as the appearance of loose, watery stools and/or a frequent need to go to the bathroom. It generally lasts a few days and often disappears without any treatment. Diarrhea may be related to a viral or bacterial in...
  • Aggressive behavior is behavior that causes physical or emotional harm to others, or threatens to. It can range from verbal abuse to the destruction of a victim's personal property.
  • Temper tantrums are emotional outbursts of anger and frustration. Tantrums typically begin at about 12-18 months and reach their peak during the "terrible twos." This is the period in child development when children start to gain a sense of self a...
  • People with echolalia repeat noises and phrases that they hear. They may be unable to communicate effectively because they struggle to express their thoughts.
  • Aimless movements can be a symptom of a primary or secondary movement disorder, side effect of a medication, psychiatric disturbance or dementia. Aimless or purposeless movement is therefore a significant symptom requiring evaluation by a physician to determine the origin of the problem.
    Date:November 30, 2007
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