Deficits is 3 core areas of functioning: 1. limited ability to engage in nonverbal social behaviors (eye gaze, facial expression, gestures, imitation, and give and take.), 2. delayed and stereotyped language (words that echo what others said to get what he wanted and not to exchange ideas), 3. less make believe play.
Narrow and intense interests
Larger than average brains
Abnormal amygdala growth
Reduced activity in the areas of the cerebral cortex involved in emotional and social responsiveness.
Deficient theory of mind “mindblind”
Impaired executive processing
A style of information processing that prefers to prosses the parts of a stimuli rather then coherent wholes