childhood_lec2

childhood_lec2 - DISORDERS OF CHILDHOOD & ADOLESCENCE...

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. AUTISM SYMPTOMS OF AUTISM: 1. Impaired Social Interactions * Impaired nonverbal behaviors (e.g., eye contact, facial expressions) * No peer relationships * No spontaneous seeking to share * Lack of emotional reciprocity Also: not wanting to be held as a baby and “happiest” when left alone 2. Impaired Communication * Delay or lack of spoken language * Inability to initiate or sustain conversations with others * Stereotypical and repetitive use of language * Idiosyncratic use of language * Lack of spontaneous make-believe play or imitative play 3. Repetitive and stereotypical behaviors * Inflexible adherence to routines * Peculiar interests * Motor tics (like finger flapping) SAVANTS: - Sometimes autistic individuals have there are savant skills. - They typically are special memory abilities in the areas of music, calculation, of drawing (photographic memory)
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AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS Core deficit : Inability to relate to others and to take perspective Autism spectrum disorders include:
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