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Autism Spectrum Disorder Describes a range of conditions classified as neurodevelopmental disorders that can cause significant social, communication, and behavioral challenges. Example of range of symptoms ã Measured intelligence - Intellectual disability----------------------------Gifted ã Social Interaction -Not interested in others-------------------------A variety of friendships ã Communication - Nonverbal-------------------------------------------Verbal ã Behaviors - Intense--------------
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  Autism Spectrum Disorder Describes a range of conditions classified as neurodevelopmental disorders that can cause significant social, communication, and behavioral challenges.  Example of range of symptoms ã Measured intelligence - Intellectual disability----------------------------Gifted ã Social Interaction -Not interested in others-------------------------A variety of friendships ã Communication - Nonverbal-------------------------------------------Verbal ã Behaviors - Intense-----------------------------------Mild ã Sensory - Not very sensitive----------------------------------very sensitive ã Motor - uncoordinated-----------------------------------------coordinated  Signs ã No big smile or other warm,  joyful expressions by 6 months or thereafter. ã No back-and-forth sharing of sounds, smiles or other facial expressions by 9 months. ã No babbling by 12 months ã No back-and-forth gestures such as pointing, showing, reaching, or waving by 12 months. ã No meaningful 2 word phrases by 24 months. ã Any loss of speech , babbling or social skills at any age.  Test For your child to be diagnosed with autism, he or she must meet the symptom criteria in the diagnostic criteria in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder published by the American Psychiatric Association. To be diagnosed with autism your child has to be diagnosed with 6 or more of the following symptoms and 2 or more of these symptoms must fall under the social skill category.
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