● Restricted interests and repetitive behaviors
● Symptoms that affect their ability to function in school, work, and other areas of life
Signs and symptoms of ASD
The list below gives some examples of common types of behaviours in people diagnosed with ASD.
Social communication/interaction behaviours may include:
- Making little or inconsistent eye contact
- Appearing not to look at or listen to people who are talking
- Infrequently sharing interest, emotion, or enjoyment of objects or activities
- Not responding or being slow to respond to one’s name or having difficulties with the back and forth of conversation
- Often talking at length about a favourite subject without noticing that others are not interested or without giving others a chance to respond
- Displaying facial expressions, movements, and gestures that do not match what is being said
- Having an unusual tone of voice that may sound sing-song or flat and robot-like
- Having trouble understanding another person’s point of view or being unable to predict or understand other people’s actions
- Difficulties adjusting behaviors to social situations
- Difficulties sharing in imaginative play or in making friends
Restrictive/repetitive behaviours may include:
- Repeating certain behaviours or having unusual behaviours, such as repeating words or phrases (a behaviour called echolalia)
- Having a lasting intense interest in specific topics, such as numbers, details, or facts
- Showing overly focused interests, such as with moving objects or parts of objects
- Becoming upset by slight changes in a routine and having difficulty with transitions
- Being more sensitive or less sensitive than other people to sensory input, such as light, sound, clothing, or temperature
People with ASD may also experience sleep problems and irritability.
People on the autism spectrum also may have many strengths, including:
- Being able to learn things in detail and remember information for long periods of time
- Being strong visual and auditory learners
- Excelling in math, science, music, or art
Your 7-Step Journey with Rainbow Medical
When you contact us from the start, we will offer you a supportive approach for you from our team. Our pathway ensures a structured yet personalised approach to diagnosing Autism. Each step offers a holistic view of your experiences while ensuring the utmost care and accuracy in the diagnosis process. Collaboration with professionals who specialise in ASD is imperative throughout this process.
For those looking for a private autism assessment, Step 1 must take place at our Leicester location.
Collaboration with qualified professionals specialising in Autism Spectrum Disorder is imperative throughout this process.
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