Flashcards in Autism Deck (12):
ASD social communication criteria
1. Social reciprocity
2. Joint attention
3. Non verbal communication
4. Social relationships
Component of autism: what is social reciprocity
how child responds and reciprocates in social interactions. An impairment might be playing alone and not interacting with another.
Component of autism: what is joint attention
Wanting to share an interest with someone else. Child doesn't share amusement with an object with their parent.
Component of autism: what is non verbal communication
problems using or interpreting nonverbal cues like not being able to tell a parent is upset if they are frowning or crossing their arms
Component of autism: what is Social relationship issues
difficulty developing or maintaining friends.
2 Major components of autism
1. Issues with social communication and interaction
2. Restricted or repetitive behaviors, interests, or activities
What are signs and symptoms of restricted or repetitive behavior, interests, or activities
-lining up toys in a certain way
-fixed on certain routines e.g. taking same route to school every day
-restricted thinking e.g having specific knowledge about a certain thing
Making an autism diagnosis
behaviors observation from people like parents or teachers
Level 1 severity of autism
Child needs some support.
Child can speak in full sentences but has trouble having normal back and forth conversation.
Child may have difficulties switching between activities.
Level 3 severity of autism
Child needs very substantial support
Very few words
Rarely initiate or interact with others
Extremely resistant to change
Bx severely interferes with their daily life
Cause of autism
Genetics--affects brain development associated with social and communication
No clear environmental risk factors identified but need to be explored