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Flashcards in 4 - Paeds - Community Paeds + Psych - Autism Deck (6):
1

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

2

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
comorbidities

if not all..= autistic features but not the full spectrum

3

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

4

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

5

imposition of routines/ritualistic and repetitive behaviour - characteristics you might see

tantrums if disrupted, poverty of imagination, peculiar interests, restricted behaviour

6

what comorbidities are likely?

seizures (1/4)
general learning and attention difficulty (2/3)

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