fail to establish friendships with children same age
Lack of interest in sharing enjoyment, interests with other people
Lack of empathy
Delay or lack in learning to talk
Problems continuing a conversation after it has begun
Repetitive use of language of a phrase they have heard
Limited interest in activities or play
Focus on parts of toys rather than playing with entire toy
Preoccupation with certain topics, as video games, trading cards
A need for routines- eat bread before salad or insist on driving the same route to school every day
Body rocking and hand flapping
Autism- Treatment overview
The primary goal of treatment is to improve the overall ability of the child to function.
Treatment including nutritional strategies are tailored to the individual needs and available family resources.
In general, children with autism respond best to highly structured and specialized treatments. A program that addresses helping parents and improving communication, social behavior, adapative and learning aspects of a child’s life will be most successful.