the disease early, recognize and diagnose it early, and that’s an excellent reason in itself to know the major symptoms. With autism, the expectations are more aligned with management through treatment because a cure is
not known at this time. What we’ll now do is discuss those autism symptoms
doctors and parents tend to see the most.
Quite frequently autistic children exhibit peculiar gaits, movements, and facial expressions. The manner of response is not normal or what would usually be expected. Unfortunately, the child with autism doesn’t seem to want to smile much, and there are other absences of expressing
emotions. It’s inaccurate to think your autistic child is lacking in emotions, as if they don’t exist. They simply
express their emotions differently, and it’s usually very difficult to determine the feelings that are felt at any given time. Movements that the child likes to do repeatedly, and other movements that we
don’t understand and seem odd are also seen a lot. Many autistic people are extremely sensitive to light, sound and other sensory information. For this reason, they may be upset or frightened by bright lights, loud noises or even spicy foods or certain objects because of their shape or
texture. There are
some researchers who feel the autistic child’s brain works completely different. Interestingly enough, not everyone who has these kinds of unusual light and sound sensitivities is an autistic person. What is also very worthy of note is that the very highest functioning known autistics share this similar problem with lights and sounds, etc. What needs to be done for the child is do all you can to eliminate the particular offending sensory stimulus.
One symptom of autism is a fear or dislike of any changes in daily routines. Autistic people, from the lowest to the highest functioning, tend
to like repetition and ritual. Most of their routines are self developed such as how they stand or
move. They will become agitated with any change in routines. Treatment can be a challenge if these things
are not thoroughly considered right at the beginning.
Autism is a condition that is still difficult for even scientists and medical experts to understand, as it comes in so many forms and has such a variety of
symptoms. No one even agrees about the causes of autism, which are probably varied. This article has only touched on a couple of the most common symptoms. It’s important to focus on a specialized
treatment plan that will meet the needs of any autistic child.