Humans are not perfect in every way. Especially when it comes to special children who are suffering from mental disorders or diseases that are way difficult to cope with and handle.
In various movies, we all have seen special children fighting with different disorders, but there’s one that people noticed in the TV Show “Good Doctor” and it’s ‘Autism Disorder’.
Of course, psychological people have the idea of what exactly Autism Disorder is and what are the symptoms of it.
But what about the common people who aren’t aware of it? Here we will cover every aspect of Autism Disorder.
What Is Autism Disorder?
Autism, also known as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects communication, social interaction, and behavior. It is called a “spectrum” disorder because it affects individuals in different ways and to varying degrees.
Interestingly, the cause of autism isn’t understood entirely, but it is believed to be a combination of genetic and environmental factors and more importantly, there is no cure for autism.
Now the important question is, what are the symptoms of an Autistic child?
Symptoms of Autism Disorder
The symptoms of autism can vary widely from person to person, but generally, they fall into three categories: social interaction difficulties, communication challenges, and repetitive or restrictive behaviors. Some common symptoms of autism may include:
- Social interaction difficulties:
- Difficulty making eye contact
- Lack of interest in socializing with others
- Difficulty understanding nonverbal cues such as body language, facial expressions, and tone of voice
- Difficulty making friends
- Lack of interest in sharing interests or achievements with others
- Difficulty with turn-taking in conversations
- Communication challenges:
- Delayed speech and language development
- Repeating words or phrases (echolalia)
- Difficulty initiating or maintaining conversations
- Using language in an unusual way, such as speaking in a formal or robotic manner
- Difficulty understanding jokes or sarcasm
- Difficulty with abstract concepts, such as time or emotions
- Repetitive or restrictive behaviors:
- Repetitive movements, such as flapping hands, spinning, or rocking
- Insistence on sameness or routine
- Highly focused interests
- Unusual reactions to sensory input, such as being highly sensitive to certain sounds, textures, or smells
- Difficulty with transitions or changes in routine
It’s important to note that not all individuals with autism will display all of these symptoms, and the severity of symptoms can vary greatly. Many psychologists have suggested that therapy would somehow autistic patients learn to interact with people and gradually progress.
In mindfulness and mental health, therapy plays an important, just like people ask how therapy can help anyone to heal. It does help in every way.