AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER


AUTISM CHALLENGES

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social interaction

  • social etiquette
  • ability to make friends
  • poor eye contact
  • preference for being alone
  • understanding social gatherings

communication

  • understanding sarcasm and jokes
  • gestures / body language
  • with understanding others
  • speaking and listening
  • processing words

additional challenges

  • sensitivity to environment
    (eg. sounds, touch, smell, hearing, vision)
  • obsessional behaviour
  • unique learning style
    (visual rather than verbal)

ways of thinking

  • inflexibility
  • routine bound
  • narrow interests
  • likes repetition
  • resistance to change
  • difficulty understanding others points of view