Summary: Autistics are up to 40 percent faster at problem-solving than non-autistics, according to a new study published in the journal Human Brain Mapping.
Can autistic toddlers problem solve?
Results suggest young children with autism and their normal peers can be taught problem-solving strategies with the aid of computer interfaces. More research is required to establish whether such computer-assisted instruction will generalize to nontrained problem situations in real-life contexts.
Does autism worsen with age?
Goldsmiths, University of London researchers working with adults recently diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder have found high rates of depression, low employment, and an apparent worsening of some ASD traits as people age.
Can you live a normal life with autism?
In severe cases, an autistic child may never learn to speak or make eye contact. But many children with autism and other autism spectrum disorders are able to live relatively normal lives.
Does autism run in families?
ASD has a tendency to run in families, but the inheritance pattern is usually unknown. People with gene changes associated with ASD generally inherit an increased risk of developing the condition, rather than the condition itself.
Does autism cause anger?
Autistic people have a lot to contend with. The difficulties they experience in everyday life – due, for example, to communication and sensory differences – may lead to feelings of frustration and anger.
How can you tell if a girl has autism?
Social communication and interaction symptoms
- inability to look at or listen to people.
- no response to their name.
- resistance to touching.
- a preference for being alone.
- inappropriate or no facial gestures.
- inability to start a conversation or keep one going.