Syndromes and Symptoms

ASD has several categories*; Viz Rett Syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome, Landau-Kleffner Syndrome, Asperger Syndrome, and CDD (Child Hood Degenerative Disorder)/PDD in general. Each syndrome will have specific intellectual, behavioral, physical and social symptoms (pls. see details on ASD syndromes). Generally, ASD is reflected in a child through disruptive behavioral responses , speech problems, poor eye contacts, repeats what is said, unaware of environment, going into own shell, thoughts wondering, talking or laughing alone, unmindful, disorganized, move fingers, gross or fine motor system sensitivity to water and touch, anxiety, shyness, averting company, short of memory, and partial or total learning disabilities. Some or all these yield an ASD child's overall inability to function as a typical child. Symptoms appear in ASD children, generally within the ages of 12-36 months. To know more on categories of ASD and their characteristics please visit next sections.