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What are the different behavior patterns in the children from Autism

  • Autistic Disorder also known as  classic autism. This is what most people think of when hearing the word “autism.”
  • Asperger Syndrome.
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder – Not Otherwise Specified PDD-NOS also called  as  “atypical autism”.

 Children with autism can behave in ways hard for parents to understand or manage.

Children and teenagers with ASD might:

  • Neglect children of their age group or people around
  • Behave in socially inappropriate ways, such as taking their clothes off in public
  • Show aggressive behavior
  • Engage in self-stimulatory behavior, such as  rocking or hand-flicking
  • Hurt themselves or other children  such as  by head-banging or biting.
  • Have trouble understanding what’s happening around them such as , what other people are saying or communicating non-verbally
  • Stay anxious all the time

Routine
Children with ASD often like predictable environments, and they can get very depressed if their familiar routines are broken.

Transitions
Your child might not understand it’s time to move on from one activity to another.

Sensory
If your child has sensory sensitivities, he might like emotions or touching particular surfaces or objects.

Unrealistic Expectations

Like all children, your child with ASD can get frustrated if he’s expected to do something he doesn’t have the skills for, like getting dressed by himself.

Tiredness or Uncomfortable

Children with ASD can have sleep problems. If your child isn’t getting extra  good-quality sleep, this can cause problem  daytime behaviour.

Discomfort

This could include things like the feeling of clothes against skin, a prickly label, wet pants, a bump or pain. We suggest getting consultation from your doctor if you suspect there could be a medical condition causing your child’s behaviour.

Other Condition

Your child might have other conditions as well as ASD, like epilepsy, mood disorder or ADHD. These can all cause difficult behaviour.