Flashcards in 4 - Paeds - Community Paeds + Psych - Autism Deck (6):
describe in one sentence? age of presentation? why then?
children who fail to acquire normal social/communication skills
2-4y - when lang/social skills normally rapidly expand
4 main issues an autistic child will have - what if child some but not all features??
impaired social interaction
speech and language disorder
imposition of routines/ritualistic and repetitive behaviour
if not all..= autistic features but not the full spectrum
Impaired social interaction - describe characteristics one might see
dont care about close friendships, loner, gaze avoidance, can't multitask, inappropriate behaviour, no empathy, unaware of social cues
speech and language disorder - characteristics you might see
delayed development, limited gestures/facial expression, monotone voice, impaired comprehension, echoes ques/instructions, superficially good expressive speech
imposition of routines/ritualistic and repetitive behaviour - characteristics you might see
tantrums if disrupted, poverty of imagination, peculiar interests, restricted behaviour