Let Us Try to Understand Autism symptoms on the Occasion of WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY – 2021

The prominent symptom of autism is lack of social communication – both verbal and expressions, and body language – instead, children have repetitive behaviours and restricted interests. For instance, abnormal body movements – flapping of hands, pacing and rocking.

The next problem with autistic children is that they don’t understand other people – what they say, how they think about them and what other people feel about them.

Autistic children have quite abnormal behaviours

  • They show interest in certain things and objects
  • Make unusual body gestures, facial expressions and weird overall expressions
  • They don’t like clothes on their bodies – feel irritated when they feel the fabric against their body.

Parents feel lots of stress when they see their child behaving quite abnormally. The following are some of the most challenging behaviours of Autistic children:

  • They get annoyed, irritated and frustrated if they see objects, they don’t know.
  • They try to remove clothes as they don’t like their skin to get touched by clothes.
  • They bite their hands and bang their heads.
  • Flips hands continuously.
  • They become arrogant, stimulatory, aggressive and behave abnormally in public places.
  • They ignore requests, show refusal and do not follow instructions and show tantrums.

The following are the symptoms associated with autism:

  • Make unusual noises
  • Feel restless, irritable
  • Repeat words or phrases
  • Exhibit repetitive behaviours
  • Inconsistent eye contact
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Inattentiveness to people and objects in the surroundings
  • Unresponsiveness, sluggishness and laziness
  • Don’t enjoy objects or things
  • Get deeply engrossed in certain objects and things
  • Show lasting interest in certain things
  • Get easily upset with changes in routine
  • Unsynchronous body gestures, facial expressions, body movements – which do not match with the words they utter
  • Sometimes show self-injurious behaviours

Sometimes the first step in managing challenging behaviour can be spotting the things that trigger it. On the occasion of world autism awareness day, make a commitment to deal effectively by approaching a pediatric neurologist