Some Early Signs and Symptoms of Autism – Don’t Ignore
An ailment related to brain which begins from infancy and shows symptoms by three of age and continue throughout adulthood is called Autism. This disorder affects the progress of brain and shows indications as given under -
Inability to learn from the environment he/she is in
Poor communication and speech skills
Indifferent behavior towards parents and problem relating to other people as they do not have the sense of feeling for them
Very little attention
No social communication
No creative or inventive participation during play
Repetitive activities and also rocking of the body
Does not accept change and reacts in outbursts
Autistic people cannot see things in others point of view which is possible by normal human beings above the age of five. All these autistic characteristics persist in adulthood but the condition of acuteness differ from person to person.
Some autistic adults excel in studies and go to extent of acquiring degrees and can also live on their own. But some people do not learn the daily and normal skills and are affected with other mental problems.
Autism is a permanent brain disorder due to an unidentified cause. Although it is neurological disarray it has nothing to do with mental illness. Research says it may be the result of some chemical or viral contact during pregnancy or could even be genetic.
The amazing fact is that some autistic people are extremely proficient in mental and mathematical problems while some become experts in artistic field like music and drawing.
There is no permanent cure or medicine for autism even today but with proper rehabilitation and training these autistic children can enhance their skill socially and can attend normal schools and also participate in social events. There are two types of autism classified according to the brain circuit system. They are Asperger’s syndrome and developmental delay syndromes.
While assessing an autistic person the symptoms of sensory integration dysfunction are looked into by the therapist. In this test the child shows signs of low response or over sensitivity to touch, sight, movements or sounds. Their awkward body movements, alertness, poor concentration, sudden outburst of physical or verbal behavior, difficult in accepting changes or learning something new also shows the autistic behavior of the child while assessment. They also have the difficulty in hearing to some while others may be too loud for them.