Did You Know?
Many children are misdiagnosed as having ASD or go undetected when co-existing root learning difficulties are ignored as LDs are viewed rigidly in categories or isolated labels only. Generally, sensory motor integration dysfunction and/ or combined with auditory processing (processing sounds) and/ or visual processing with social communication difficulties may be mistaken as autism.
Sensory Motor Integration (SMI) + Auditory Processing (AP) + Visual Processing (VP) + Social-Communication Difficulties = May be mistaken as Autism
What are the signs and symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?
Does your child display the following signs and symptoms in two or more than one setting (e.g. at home, school or public places)?
Signs in social interaction
- does not show emotion or empathy
- has a literal understanding of language and think people always mean exactly what they say
- minimal or no eye contact
- appear to be insensitive to others
- behave ‘strangely’ or in a way thought to be socially inappropriate
- difficulty maintaining a two-way conversation
Signs in communication and language
- has difficulty with interpreting both verbal and non-verbal language like facial expressions, gestures or tone of voice
- has a literal understanding of language, and think people always mean exactly what they say
- good in vocabulary, able to recall and name all the things they see
- speak in a flat or monotonous voice
Signs in repetitive or persistent behaviours
- narrow interest and can be obsessed with certain subjects or objects
- follow a strict routine
- does not respond well to changes
- repetitive behaviours e.g. spinning objects, flapping arms, rocking
- repetition of sounds and words i.e. echolalia
- meltdown and throw tantrums when there is a change in routine or surroundings
Fix an appointment for your child to go for our Dynamic Diagnostic Assessment (DDA™) to identify your child’s learning and developmental strengths and weaknesses.
Bridge Learning specialised early intervention programmes to intervene in autism spectrum disorder: