Autism

ASDS INCLUDE: AUTISTIC DISORDER, ASPERGER’S DISORDER AND PERVASIVE DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDER

Autism Spectrum Disorders refer to the spectrum of developmental disabilities characterised by difficulties in social interaction, communication, restricted and repetitive interests, and behaviour and sensory sensitivities. ASDs include: Austistic Disorder, Asperger’s Disorder and Pervasive Developmental Disorder

When to Refer?
  • Limited use and understanding of non verbal communication such as eye gaze, facial expression and gesture
  • Lack of seeking to share enjoyment, interest and activities with other people
  • Difficulties with social and emotional responsiveness
  • Limited imaginative or make-believe play
  • Unusually intense or focused interests
  • Stereotyped and repetitive body movements such as hand flapping and spinning