Common Traits

Behavioral Issues

Behavioral Issues2018-05-08T21:12:34+00:00
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Autism is a spectrum disorder, and though no two individuals have the same autistic characteristics Despite these often vast differences, autism does show many common traits. These are described in this chapter. Please follow the navigation buttons below.

Behavioral Issues

  • Obsessions with objects, ideas or desires.
  • Ritualistic or compulsive behavior patterns (sniffing, licking, watching objects fall, flapping arms, spinning, rocking, humming, tapping, sucking, rubbing clothes).
  • Fascination with rotation.
  • Unusual spelling habits, such as using the European spelling of some words like ‘behaviour’ or individual spellings like ‘attourney.’
  • Play is often repetitive.
  • Many and varied collections.
  • Unusual attachment to objects.
  • Quotes movies or video games.
  • Difficulty transferring skills from one area to another.
  • Perfectionism in certain areas.
  • Frustration is expressed in unusual ways.
  • Feels the need to fix or rearrange things.
  • Transitioning from one activity to another is difficult.
  • Difficulty attending to some tasks.
  • Gross motor skills are developmentally behind peers (riding a bike, skating, running).
  • Fine motor skills are developmentally behind peers (hand writing, tying shoes, scissors).
  • Inability to perceive potentially dangerous situations.
  • Extreme fear (phobia) for no apparent reason.
  • Verbal outbursts.
  • Unexpected movements (running out into the street).
  • Difficulty sensing time (Knowing how long ten minutes is or three days or a week).
  • Difficulty waiting for their turn (such as in a line).
  • Causes injury to self (biting, banging head).
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