Hyper or hypo reactivity to sensory input or unusual interests in sensory

Hyper or hypo reactivity to sensory input or unusual

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B4. Hyper- or hypo-reactivity to sensory input or unusual interests in sensory aspects of the environment adverse response to specific sounds or textures visual fascination with lights or movement sensory self-stimulation DSM-5 Diagnosis of ASD Additional Criteria Symptoms must be present in the early developmental period Symptoms cause clinically significant impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of current functioning ASD Severity Level 3: “Requiring very substantial support” Level 2: “Requiring substantial support” Level 1: “Requiring support” ASD Associated Characteristics Cognitive Impairments 50-75% in intellectual disability range (IQ < 70) Language Development to ½ fail to develop any speech, others may be delayed in reaching language milestones Theory of Mind Deficits Difficulty understanding that other people have a different point of reference (e.g., different knowledge, experiences)
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ASD Associated Characteristics Self-injurious Behaviors e.g., head banging, skin picking, biting self ASD Associated Characteristics
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