Biologically relevant phenotypes are observable traits that can be viewed on brain scans
Parents usually notice signs in the first two years of their child\’s life. The signs usually develop gradually, but some children with autism first develop more normally and then regress.
The following are considered as the early signs mostly noticed at home: ● Non-reaction to sounds, calling by name ● Delayed or absent speech development ● Repetitive behaviors, or obsessive play ● Odd responses or lack of response to sensory input ● Loss of developed skills Is there a difference between Autism and Childhood autism? […]
Manual signing is an effective communication strategy for some children with autism due to its visual nature backing up verbal communication.
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is the delivery of new technological or visual implementations in order to effectively communicate with the autistic person.
The symptoms usually noticed first are floppy hands and legs, incessant crying and obvious disappearance of previously acquired skills.
It is a serious diagnosis that is characterized by at least two years of normal childhood development followed by a gradual loss of language, social, and motor skills before the age of ten. It is included in the autism spectrum disorder (ASD)and is also known as Heller’s Syndrome, Dementia Infantilism and Disintegrative Infantilism.
PDD-NOS is a classification within the autism spectrum disorder, which is also referred to as atypical autism. It is a catchall diagnosis, meaning that a child classified in this category is likely to show symptoms of autism but the symptoms don’t fit exactly the set of symptoms or severity of symptoms that define the other […]
Children with PDD-NOS are often diagnosed around the age of three to four years old.
It is called a high-functioning autism because many children with Asperger Syndrome do not exhibit many of the symptoms normally associated with the more severe diagnoses in the spectrum of autism disorders.