Autism is a genetic brain development disorder. In this video, you will learn about the common characteristics of autism. There are three groups of symptoms. The first and main symptom is poor social skills. This often manifests itself as a difficulty responding to verbal and non-verbal cues. The second group is stereotyped behaviors like hand-flapping or head banging. The third group of symptoms is speech delay.
Children with autism don’t necessarily display all of the symptoms above. Proper diagnosis often requires clinical visits and observation. If you want to learn more about the common characteristics of autism, call STAR California at (805) 624-6982.