ASD - Syndromes and Symptoms

If you are a parent of a child who has ASD, you know that it can be an incredibly challenging journey

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The Syndrome & 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 contact, repeating what is said, unaware of the environment, going into own shell, wandering thoughts, talking or laughing alone, being unmindful, disorganized, moving 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 of these yields 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 about the categories of ASD and their characteristics, please visit the next sections.

What Makes Them Different?

Common Symptoms Of A Child With ASD

Below, 25 symptoms are pointed out. The list is not an exhaustive one! Some or all of these yields 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. (A few/most of the symptoms and their intensities will help determine a child’s complexities, severity, and scale in the Autism spectrum).

  • Generally, the child will be different from other children in terms of practical and human development. The child will behave strangely. S/he would want to hide her/himself! The child will love solitude!
  • The child will have less or no attention and poor eye-contacts. Children with autism will continue to lose eye contact fast.
  • Children with autism will have delayed speech and sometimes no speech!
  • ASD Children cannot say their names by twelve months or even later.
  • Extremely restless and hurts him/herself. S/he cannot sit in one place.
  • ASD kids do not possess a general child-like intelligence. They will not be able to reveal or express childlike naughtiness-fully or partially.
  • ASD children will lack cognitive capacities – or the ability to perceive and generate intelligent expressions is not available to these children. They would not be able to exercise analytical abilities.
  • Some ASD children may have echolalia or echo speeches – the only thing they will be able to speak out is “what they are told” word by word and say the same thing over and over.
  • Many children with ASD often cannot keep clothes on them. They strip off their clothes (even in public) and make their parents socially unprepared/ awkward.
  • Unnecessarily, an ASD child will beat his/her parents, and s/he will beat his/her younger brothers and sisters or friends.
  • Some ASD children will only speak in the form of recitation and repetitive ways.
  • Some ASD children with autism flap their fingers in the air.
  • Children with autism may not have effective gross motor functions (such as playing football or riding a tricycle) and fine motor functions (such as holding a pen with three fingers).
  • ASD kids will not be able to perform alternative thinking and provide faster reactions.
  • ASD kids may get irritated easily. Balanced social behavior is difficult for them.
  • ASD kids will have misconceptions and inadequate clarity about time, space, dates, and directions.
  • The ASD Kids will not be able to comprehend fear and pain adequately or immediately.
  • ASD kids will have distorted vision, dual vision, squinting of eyes, etc.
  • ASD children will repeat the same kind of motion by hands or feet.
  • ASD children will avoid peer contact and go to solitude.
  • ASD kids will ask irrational questions. They will answer irrelevantly and inconsistently.
  • ASD kids will not be able to show any interesting object with their index finger.
  • ASD kids can’t perform playing in imagination (like not playing with an action figure).
  • ASD kids will not be able to produce many words and expressions like typical kids after 18 months of their age.

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There is no one-size-fits-all approach to treating autism spectrum disorder (ASD), but many families find that natural and alternative treatments can be helpful in managing symptoms. Some common goals of natural and alternative treatments include reducing anxiety, improving communication skills, and promoting social interaction. While there is no permanent cure for ASD, these treatments can help improve the quality of life for those affected by the condition.

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