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Unformatted text preview: Autism is a severely incapacitating lifelong developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life. Boys/Girls: 4:1 ratio boys are more typical to become diagnosed with it, however girls cases tend to be more severe. Race/Ethnicity: None specific. Overall percentage: 1 in every 250 births. Social Interaction: Not responding to name. Limited to no eye contact. Lack of smile. Not liking to be cuddled. Lack of imaginative play. Lack of social play. Inability to make friends. Lack of stranger anxiety. Independence Plays alone. Unprovoked attack on others. Lack of separation anxiety. Verbal Communication: Inability to sustain conversation. Appears deaf at times. Language stereotyped. Repetitive language. Unusual language. Not talking. Echolalia. Confusing pronouns. Obsessions Unusual or severely limited activities and interests. Repetitive movements (Ex. Rocking, hair twirling). Inflexibility with highly specific routines and rituals. Overly focused attention on specific objects. Lines things up. Sensory Symptoms Hypersensitivity to sensory stimuli (touch, sound)....
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course SPCI 240 taught by Professor Koh during the Fall '08 term at Eastern Michigan University.

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