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Autism EXE 100 Guided Notes Autism is a developmental disability significantly affecting verbal & nonverbal communication & social interaction, generally evident before age 3, that adversely affects educational performance. Characteristics of autism include: irregularities and impairments in communication, engagement in repetitive activities and stereotyped movements, resistance to environmental change or change in daily routines and unusual responses to sensory experiences. Characteristics: 1. Infants— unresponsive when held rigid when picked up minimal or no eye contact 2. Social Unresponsiveness difficulty relating to people prefer interacting with inanimate objects insensitive to feeling of others 3. Impaired of Delayed Language echolalia—repeating what others say, over and over again
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Unformatted text preview: rarely uses pronouns (me, he she) • often unusual or flat quality of speech 4. Self Stimulation • flicking hands • manipulate or twirling objects • rocking • face slapping • hand biting • head banging 5. Resistance to Change in Routine 6. Intelligence • 75% have an IQ below 70 • difficulty with verbal & reasoning skills • splinter skills—areas of high performance compared to other areas • uneven development within and between skills 7. Learning • perseverative---repeats things over and over again • difficulty interacting with others • often impulsive & inconsistent in what he learns or does • difficulty with abstract concepts • lack of generalization of skills 8. Causes---To date no known cause • suspected damage to the central nervous system...
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