Autism spectrum disorder is primarily characterized by impaired social interaction and limited social-emotional reciprocity. This impairment goes well beyond poor social skills and being socially awkward. Children with autism spectrum disorder tend to have a disconnection in their response to others.
Do autistic people miss social cues?
Just as children with autism can have a hard time knowing how to speak appropriately, they often miss on non-verbal cues by others telling them how to behave. This is not a simple issue, and it’s not an issue entirely to blame on the diagnosis of autism.
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.
What are some autistic behaviors?
They can include:
- Repetitive body movements (e.g. rocking, flapping, spinning, running back and forth)
- Repetitive motions with objects (e.g. spinning wheels, shaking sticks, flipping levers)
- Staring at lights or spinning objects.
- Ritualistic behaviors (e.g. lining up objects, repeatedly touching objects in a set order)
How do autistic people act?
Autistic people may act in a different way to other people
find things like bright lights or loud noises overwhelming, stressful or uncomfortable. get anxious or upset about unfamiliar situations and social events. take longer to understand information. do or think the same things over and over.
What are deficits in autism?
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is characterized by deficits in two core domains: deficits in social communication and social interaction; restricted repetitive patterns of behavior, interests and activities .