Autism Spectrum Disorder is a pervasive developmental disorder that emerges in childhood and impacts on the individual's ability to live independent lives. Autism Spectrum Disorder is diagnosed when significant impairments exist in the developmental abilities associated with: Social interaction; play; communication; sensory difficulties.
If you are concerned that your child demonstrates some of these behaviours, an assessment of ASD might be warranted.
Some features of social interaction difficulties include:
Can involve the following features:
We all experience the world through our senses (touch, taste, smell, sight, sound). Some children experience information differently through these senses and children may: