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Types of Autism Spectrum Disorders Your Child Might Have

Autism is a spectrum disorder since it is not limited to a single type of disorder. Autism can cause people to act in unusual ways. They could be having communicative, social, or behavioral issues.

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Autism spectrum disorder is a term used to characterize a person's developmental deficits in social and communication skills, as well as recognition and motor skills. As a new mother, it is important to know the type of spectrum disorder in other to help your child productively.

Here are different types of autism disorder your child is likely to have

1 Asperger's Syndrome 

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Asperger's syndrome is on the milder end and children with Asperger's syndrome are normally competent in performing regular duties, although they may struggle with social situations. This syndrome affects people who are intelligent but eccentric. 

2 Pervasive development disorder

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Children with pervasive development disorder show less or least symptoms of autism as compared to people affected with other forms of autism and they may hardly face difficulty socializing and communicating with someone. This condition can be managed by changing the diet, taking up social skills classes and occupational therapies if discovered early.

3 Autistic disorder 

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It's also known as Kanner's syndrome, and it's one of the most severe and widespread forms of autism. Children with this syndrome usually exhibit signs such as a lack of communication and intellectual abilities. You could notice that these individuals are sensitive to touch, sound, light, and smell.

4 Rett Syndrome 

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Rett syndrome is a female-specific genetic condition. Rett syndrome signs can appear in girls as young as six months old. It's a type of autism that can be medically identified, and the main symptom is communication difficulties, teeth grinding, and delayed growth.

5 Disintegrative Syndrome

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This type of autism is classified as a complicated condition because it only becomes severe after the age of two. This type of autism affects children until they reach the age of two and they may have no difficulty recognizing or connecting with others.

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