What Is Autism For Kids? Causes-Symptoms and Develop
Autism is a developmental disability with profound behavioral, cognitive, and emotional symptoms. Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are characterized by deficits in social communication and reciprocal social interaction, as well as restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior. ASD research has shown that there may be a genetic component to ASD. This can affect how your child responds to different situations and how they view the world around them.
What is Autism?
Autism is a developmental disability that affects the way people communicate and interact with others. It’s not an incurable disease—autism is a chronic condition that can be treated. This means that there are steps you can take to help your child become more social and develop their social skills.
There are many different types of autism, including Asperger’s syndrome, Rett syndrome and Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) 1+. There are also different diagnostic labels for each of these disorders. Some of the main symptoms of ASD include:
“The inability to communicate normally through spoken language, as well as nonverbal communication such as gestures or facial expressions.”
“A propensity for repetitive behaviors such as hand flapping, rocking and rocking back and forth.”
“An inability to get along socially with peers.”
The first indication of ASD may occur as early as two years old. A child’s developmental capabilities are usually fully developed at age four to five, but symptoms typically become apparent during the toddler and preschool years.
The ability to obey simple commands or follow rules is one of the most common early signs of ASD. This can make it difficult to find a job; social skills may be limited, and there are few opportunities for the child to interact with others in the community. Children with ASD often have difficulty learning new things and have trouble developing language skills. Even when they do learn language, some children may be clumsy with their speech and communicate through grunts or hand gestures instead of words.
What can we do to help our children with Autism?
Like many things in life, autism is a spectrum. Not everyone experiences the same symptoms. There are different types of autism that affect different people differently.
There are two types of ASD: Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) and Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD).
The diagnosis for Asperger’s syndrome is made when the child has a severe social impairment and high-functioning skills with regard to such areas as language, communication, thought processes, and behavioral control. In some cases, the condition can be exacerbated by other developmental disorders such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
For children with PDD, it is important that you understand the differences between ASD and PDD so you can make an informed choice about your child’s treatment options. The key difference between AS and PDD is expectation; children with AS have very low expectations for their future and are often unable to predict how they will feel or behave in certain situations. Parents who are able to recognize this difference will be better equipped to help their son/daughter adjust to daily life.
When Can We Help Our Children with Autism?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recognized autism as a disorder that can be genetically inherited, which means that it may occur in the same family members. It’s also possible that your child might develop autism at a later date.
If your child is on the autism spectrum, you’ll need to work with his or her doctor to find out what causes the development of ASD. You might also want to discuss this with other caregivers. If there are special needs your child has, you can visit your general practitioner for advice about when you should start working with a specialist.
You may have heard that parents of children with ASD have been getting injections in the brain of their children to treat them, but this is not true. There is no scientific evidence linking the injection of stem cells or insulin-producing cells within an organ like the brain to treatment of ASD.
What are the symptoms of ASD?
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are characterized by deficits in social communication and reciprocal social interaction, as well as restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior.
The differences between ASD and other developmental disabilities may mean that children with ASD are more likely to experience problems with school work, social skills, behavior, and emotional expression. There is also a higher risk of developing other types of mental health conditions such as anxiety or depression.
Children who have autism tend to have difficulty understanding emotions, listening to others’ reactions to things they say, or reacting appropriately to the world around them. They may also appear indifferent to their environment because they don’t remember many events that occurred while they were growing up. Those symptoms affect their ability to interact with people from a young age and can lead them into trouble later in life.