Signs Of Autism

Coastal Integrative Medicine with Dr. Melissa Singer and Dr. Lisa Rankin can help parents and children understand many complex problems, including finding therapy plans for autism in Stuart, FL. If you're not sure if your child has this condition and you need to find out more, it is important to check for the common three symptom categories which include multiple sub-systems.

Communication Troubles

Many people with this condition have a hard time interacting with others or integrating into traditional social behaviors. It's not that they lack the intelligence to handle these behaviors. However, they may struggle to adapt to various traditional milestones. That said, many people with these symptoms may find alternate ways to communicate. Just a few symptoms of these communication concerns include:

  • Avoiding or struggling to keep eye contact with other people
  • Failing to show facial change expressions properly
  • Struggling to interact positively with other people
  • Not understanding or using verbal or written language
  • Communicating mostly through non-verbal gestures or behaviors

Restricted Or Repetitive Behaviors and Actions

People with this disease may go through various restricted or repetitive behaviors throughout their day, often choosing to do just a few things or repeating the same actions over and over again. These behaviors may provide a sense of structure or comfort for that individual. There are many signs that someone with autism in Stuart, FL, is showing these behaviors, including:

  • Repeating the same words or phrases over and over
  • Lining up toys in a specific pattern and getting upset when it is changed
  • Obsessing over minor changes in their environment
  • Becoming incredibly focused on specific interests in their day
  • Following specific routines over and over again
  • Reacting unusually to tastes, sounds, or other sensations

Learning Delays or Challenges

While those with these symptoms may be intelligent enough to learn anything, they may struggle with a traditional learning environment or develop at a different pace than others. This problem may be due to the fact that they struggle to connect with others in their environment and need to learn things using their own methods. Just a few signs that this is a concern include:

  • Struggling to learn at the same pace as others
  • Hyperactive behaviors and a struggle to pay attention
  • Anxiety or stress when in a learning environment
  • Learning lessons using alternate methods
  • Requiring special attention from a tutor to learn lessons

Learn More About This Situation

At Coastal Integrative Medicine, Dr. Singer and Dr. Rankin can help you learn more about autism in Stuart, FL, and how to manage its symptoms. Call us at (772) 344-1409 to set up an appointment and to learn more about the various options available to you for treating this disease.

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