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Autism Spectrum Disorders: Behavioral Characteristics SHS 120, Lecture 7b To review web-based resources, login to the Video Glossary available through Autism Speaks http://www.autismspeaks.org/video/glossary.php
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Individual Variation in ASD Ranges from the total absence of language (i.e., mutism) to grammatically/phonologically accuracy, with deficits in semantics and pragmatics Many children with autism will not develop expressive language; particularly if not identified early. if verbal communication has not appeared before age 6; extremely unlikely thereafter
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Social Interaction in ASD Little engagement with social partners, social reciprocity This can be seen as early as four months in pre-intentional, dyadic (two-way) communication Atypical development of nonverbal behaviors that develop BEFORE the first word Lack of: Gaze shifting between interacting people and objects in the word (triadic [three-way] intentional non-linguistic communication) Range of emotion displaying facial expressions
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