Parents and teachers may notice that young autistics have problems interacting with their peers. These symptoms of high-functioning autism in children and teenagers can include a limited social circle, problems sharing toys or materials, and difficulty completing group work.
How do you test for high functioning autism?
To diagnose autism, a doctor will ask about a person’s medical history, then assess them for common symptoms of autism. They must meet certain diagnostic criteria to qualify for a diagnosis. Having one or two signs and behaviors associated with autism is not enough, even in people with pronounced behaviors.
Can you be slightly autistic?
No, there is no such thing as being a little autistic. Many people may show some characteristics of autism from time to time. This may include avoiding bright lights and noises, preferring to be alone and being rigid about rules. This does not make them autistic.
How can you tell if a girl has high functioning autism?
Symptoms of autism in girls
- not responding to their name by the time they are 12 months old.
- preferring not to be held or cuddled.
- not following instructions.
- not looking at something when another person points to it.
- losing certain skills, such as no longer saying a word they could use before.
What are the 3 main symptoms of autism?
What Are the 3 Main Symptoms of Autism?
- Delayed milestones.
- A socially awkward child.
- The child who has trouble with verbal and nonverbal communication.
What can mimic high functioning autism?
- Avoidant personality disorder.
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Reactive attachment disorder.
- Social (pragmatic) communication disorder.
- Schizophrenia, which rarely happens in children.