Autism can be felt by many different symptoms. The term autism includes a broad spectrum disturbances - not every autistic developed the same symptoms.
In addition, autistic disorders can vary in strength - of only mild autistic traits to severe disabilities. Accordingly, doctors distinguish different Autism forms from each other, the first symptoms appear in different ages. Which includes
Autism affects different areas of life. Typical Autism Symptoms, all autistic people - more or less pronounced - show are
Problems with interpersonal relationships are typical symptoms of autism. An autistic person tends to encapsulate from its environment. Some autistic affect undetermined species strange and unapproachable. Moreover autistics are limited or unable to build lasting and trusting relationships with others. On contact attempts to respond most repellent: You look soft contacts and lean body contact such as hugging or touching, very strongly. In severe cases, they seek contact through smell, touch or other senses - often these attempts are associated with certain rituals. Playing the autistic child does not refer other people and prefers to stay for themselves.
are more in autism typical symptoms in comparison to healthy children weakly expressed imitation behavior as Difficulties to perceive their own feelings and to express. So autistic children respond no waving for example Upon leaving. And if autistic children are sad, they usually do not look for consolation or can not adequately express their desire for consolation.
At the childhood autism (Kanner syndrome) are the first signs of a disturbed communication early apparent. The social behavior of those affected is already noticeable as a baby. So they do not see as other people do not welcome them and also search any physical contact with their parents. For many children with autism fellow humans do not seem to exist.
At the Asperger syndrome the symptoms are mild pronounced than in childhood autism: the relationship with other people is indeed disturbed, but less profound. An Asperger's autistic takes only very limited contact with other children and acts in isolation. It is hard for him to empathize with other people's feelings and understand their thoughts. The symptoms usually fall on only in kindergarten or elementary school.
At the Rett Syndrome slows the physical and mental development of girls affected and acquired skills regress again. The ability to get in touch with other people, is lost.
Especially children with autism (So-called. Kanner's syndrome) show an impaired language development. They have already in infancy Difficulty communicating with others. Many people with autism purchase ever a meaningful language. Others develop the language delayed or severely restricted: they speak with little expression of emotion, their facial expressions and gestures they relate hardly with one when they talk with others. The children are very strongly related to their use of language to itself and often talk more to their counterparts one than to talk to him.
Another indication of the childhood autism is an unusually stressed and deep vocal melody. The disturbed in autism communication and language also comes from the fact that early childhood autistic certain words very like to use, and they often repeat (called echolalia.) - some have fun, words to invent (so-called neologisms.). Often they distort the meaning of the word "You" and really mean "I" (So-called. Pronominal reversal).
People with Asperger's syndrome, however, the language developed normal. Nevertheless, also have Asperger's autistic symptoms of disturbed communication on. They use their language not common to get in touch with other people. Many in certain sub-regions have an above average intelligence. They often seem precocious, serious and unchildlike - some tend to self-talk, talk to a striking intonation and go to their audience a little. This makes it very difficult for their fellow human beings to communicate with them. What is noticeable in many autistic people that they interpret what is said literally: So they can not interpret proverbs, idioms or irony. This language peculiarities make it very difficult for their fellow human beings, to have a conversation with them.
Limited interests, and so-called stereotyped movements and behaviors are more symptoms of autistic disorder. Autistics tend to stereotypesYou feel the urge to perform certain activities always follow the same pattern. Some children with autism move a hand constantly back and forth, others bob their whole body while sitting back and forth repeatedly. Also Asperger's autistic tend to be stereotyped behaviors: They cling to rituals, they must, for example, always brush your teeth at a specific time. Sudden changes they feel overwhelmed.
With normal toys autistic children do not usually employ you. Above all, a infantile autism (So-called. Kanner's Syndrome) causes those concerned more for aspects interested in one thing, for example, more for the wheel of a toy cars than the car itself addition, mechanical, rotating objects can hold their attention -. For example, they can spend hours watching the drum in front of a washing machine. In many cases, infantile autism is associated with the children with impaired intelligence.
Autistics are very attached rituals: You it is as important that certain things such as furniture pieces are always at the same place. On a sudden moving furniture many autistic people react with emotional stress, which may manifest itself in different ways: Especially with autism have symptoms such great fear, anger or aggression as a reaction to such changes possible. A similar reaction show early childhood autistic when caregivers, for example, when shopping suddenly take a different path than the usual supermarket.
people with Asperger syndrome are mostly average intelligence and may have an above-average intelligence in some areas even. Nevertheless, they often have learning problems. One reason is their lack of attention and the tendency to be distracted by their own spontaneous ideas. Particularly noteworthy are their unusual interests. Some already covered in preschool as a true naturalist, art experts or mathematical geniuses.
People with Asperger's autism respond to requests or restrictions often with rage. They also tend to want to impose their will. In their movements Asperger's autistic are often clumsy, reducing their body language is very pronounced.
At the Rett Syndrome lose the girls affected the ability to control their hands purposefully: they move the hands strangely, as if they would wash something with them. This movement they often repeat. Her walk seems flippant, gross motor and uncoordinated - the same applies to the movement of her upper body. Many gnash their teeth and have seizures. Striking feature in humans with Rett syndrome is also slowed head growth.
Often autism leads to further restrictions: Autistic people are often affected by anxiety disorders, sleep disorders and eating disorders. Especially in people with Asperger's syndrome (hyperkinetic behavior called.) And so-called tic disorders are often impaired attention, a restlessness to watch.