Mark Taylor | Canberra Psychologist | Common Presenting Symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Mark Taylor | Canberra Psychologist | Common Presenting Symptoms of ASD
1. Inattention (unable to complete tasks; careless errors)
2. Disruptive behaviour issues (tantrums; starting fires, telling lies)
3. Aggression (hitting, biting other children, tackled, kicking)
4. Non-verbal abnormalities (no eye contact)
5. Mood symptoms (low self-esteem, emotional, highly sensitive)
6. Social (won’t play, not sociable, no friends, very shy)
7. Stereotypes (abnormal gestures, hand flapping, echo-praxia)

Source: PSYCHIATRY GRAND ROUNDS – CORRELATION OF PRESENTING SYMPTOMS AND DIAGNOSIS OF ASD – 5/3/2010

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