Autism Symptoms Checklist

Autism Symptoms Checklist

This is currently a very popular disease, so, people tend to see it in children more often than normal. Diagnosis is very complex and subjective, so, get more than one opinion before committing to treatment. When in doubt, see a doctor, of course. Autism is also known as pervasive development disorder by those people who change the names of things to keep us regular people guessing. The symptoms checklist may help you decide if you need to see a doctor about a child's behavior. For the following list, we're not talking about moodiness, but abnormal and possibly extreme behavior:

•Doesn't make eye contact or look directly at an object of interest.

•Speaks nonsense, memorized phrases or uses gestures.

•Withdrawn...can't make friends.

•Doesn't respond to facial expressions.

•Treats others as objects

•High or low senses of smell, taste, sight, sound or touch.

•High or low reaction to pain

•Rubs, licks or mouths objects

•Shows little imagination, doesn't mimic others

•Strong opposition to change

•Intense tantrums

• Very narrow interests

•Can't move off of a single object of interest

•Repetitive body movements

•Loss of language or social skills

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