Have you ever thought because your child has autism, he or she could have other disorders or difficulties which are related? How would you know if your child is suffering from some other difficulty or disorder? That is an excellent question. Let us find out, if there are some hints or clues, that may be combined or related to autism.
I have learned and experienced, that it can be common for children who have autism, to display and suffer from conditions such as, dyslexia, schizophrenia, ADHD, attachment disorder, and other related disorders.
The question is, how are you going to get a diagnosis that is accurate for your child, to determine if he or she has other disorders,or other difficulties?
First, know your child. If you have concerns or have an inkling something does not seem healthy, balanced, with the behavior of your child, consider having your child diagnosed with a knowledgeable professional. Choose one who knows and understands the disorder of autism and other related disorders that are common to autism.
Second, educate yourself about the symptoms that vary or behaviors that could be suspicious, as a link to another difficulty or disorder that could be related.
For example: Some symptoms that are the most common are dyslexia, schizophrenia, ADHD and attachment disorder.
These symptoms and behaviors might be present in your child who has autism or could be related or interact with the disorder of autism.
* The individual articulates well, seems to have a difficult time to read, spell and write. These symptoms are apparent when an individual is old enough to learn how to read, spell and write.
* Sometimes the person takes on the appearance of a being dumb, lazy, immature does not comprehend what they are to do, or know how to go ahead and initiate the project.
* Displays a low or poor self-esteem. Feels and acts as though he or she is dumb. Due to this feeling, the individual becomes frustrated while trying to study for tests and gets frustrated about grades.
* Some individuals seem to lose track of time. They space or zone out.
* People with dyslexia seem to learn and pay attention better through visual demonstrations, visual aids, hands-on projects and activities, observations and experimenting.
* Social withdrawal.
* Appear to have a gaze that is expressionless.
* They have an inability to share and express sorrow or joy.
* Many have a difficult time to concentrate and they struggle to remember things, because they are forgetful.
* May have delusions.
* Many have hallucinations.
* Display inappropriate laughter or tears.
* Hostility and suspicion is evident.
* Many individuals will take on activities that are dangerous.
* Displays temper tantrums that are extreme and sometimes out of control.
* Shows signs of always being active, restless, has a difficult time settling down, and become difficult even when going to sleep.
* When you are talking to the individual, he or she appears not to be listening.
* Individual may make many mistakes, because he or she is not paying attention to details.
* Disruptive when others are speaking.
* Unable to play quietly. Wants to speak loudly and is rude to others who wants to be quiet.
* They will manipulate others by being charming to people they do not know.
* Will be affectionate to strangers.
* Has a desire that is strong to be in control.
* Become demanding.
* Destructive to self or their property and other individuals.
* Displays values, morals, that are low.
* Many are cruel to animals
* Constantly chattering and asking questions that are silly.
* Show no interest in having friends.
* Learning delays.
* Makes bad choices.
* Fascinated with weapons, fire, evil, blood and gore.
Take action and ave your child diagnosed by a qualified professional, if you feel there may be some of these symptoms or behaviors present. These symptoms can vary with gender, age and the level of autism your child has.
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