Autism - Social Symptoms
Autistic individuals often have poor social skills. Here we see an autistic child who does not interact in typical social play.
When the task I am performing ends, he turns away and continues to play rather repetitively on his own.
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Professor David Skuse discusses the importance of identifying autism symptoms. Failing to diagnose the disorder can disrupt their social and educational attainments.
Children with autism often have poor communication skills. Here we can see an autistic child who uses another person’s hand as a play tool.
An overview of autism-related content on Genes to Cognition Online.
Professor David Skuse explains that autism is more common in boys than girls.
Children with autistic spectrum disorders often prefer repetition. Here, two autistic children engage in stereotypical repetitive behaviors.
Autism is a disorder in brain development that becomes apparent in earliest childhood. It is defined by problems in socialization, communication, and repetitive behaviors.
Brain scans of close relatives of children with autism reveal clear abnormalities that parallel those seen in autism.
Jake, who has been diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, explains that he does not like to have friends visit his home.
Abnormalities in a specific type of brain cells called mirror neurons have been associated with autism.
Jake, who has been diagnosed with Asperger syndrome talks about the disorder.