What are some common signs of autism?
There are three distinctive behaviors that characterize autism.
Autistic children have difficulties with social interaction, problems
with verbal and nonverbal communication, and repetitive behaviors or
narrow, obsessive interests. These behaviors can range in impact from
mild to disabling.
Although my comment may have seemed off color or inapproriate. I am
very serious about student success.
There may be a correlation between academic pressure and stress in
"The hallmark feature of autism is impaired social interaction.
Parents are usually the first to notice symptoms of autism in their
child. As early as infancy, a baby with autism may be unresponsive to
people or focus intently on one item to the exclusion of others for
long periods of time. A child with autism may appear to develop
normally and then withdraw and become indifferent to social
My point is that early childhood education has become increasingly
academic and not social. That academic pressure may lead to stress and
withdrawl during a pivitol time in social development. There is a
window of language and social development in which the brain if not
given the appropriate stimula may not develop properly. If children
are under stress of learning developmently inapproriate skills and
objectivess; are not given the time to play with others or develop
social mores while learning social ques, they may never develop them.
If a child is stressed he or she may avoid the activities. Boys are
very physical yet we want them to sit and attend to academics beyond
their grasps. As a 3 year old child how would you escape, you may
Natural interactions that we had in our early childhood experiences
are not happening for many children between the ages of 2-7.