Autism spectrum disorders are highly specific especially because it is often very difficult to find a border between so-called normality and abnormality. Some abnormalities may be transformed into a character feature, in children they often speak about their pamperdness and disobedience. Although the border is narrow, an experienced specialist can find it.
Of course the test will serve for the basic self-diagnostics. However, if you want to be sure, or you have a suspicion of autism in a child, please address the specialists. For more information go to the section WHERE CAN I FIND HELP.
AUTISM IN CHILDREN
Establishing the diagnosis is even a bit harder in early diagnostics in children. When is it necessary to sit up?
- the child is not able to latch on and suck
- the child is noticeably calm, or on the contrary, they often have unpacifiable crying fits
- the child presents dislike in physical contact
- the child does not show interest in close people, they incline to a strange person obviously
- atypical language development, the child either does not babble or babbles unusually
- the child does not point at objects
- the child does not wave goodbye
- the parents and the close people have a feeling that the child is strange and different
- the child does not keep eye contact in an interaction
- the child does not show interest in a physical contact
- the child shows intense dislike in changing a diaper, brushing hair
- the child does not use meta-communication (gestures, facial expression)
- the child repeats the same words for everything
- the child does not seek interaction with parents at play
- the child can be intensely absorbed by certain objects, light, shadows, patterns, mechanically moving things (doors, switches etc.)
According to the ability to adapt and to interact socially we classify the types of autism as follows:
good adaptability and high socializing rate. This group includes the autistic people with the largest cognitive abilities (sometimes even above-average).
decreased adaptability and socializing rate
significantly decreased adaptability and only highly restricted socializing ability with a high intensity of support