They may have to line up their pencils before they can pay attention, or they may say the same sentence again and again to calm themselves down. Treatments include behavior and communication therapies and medicines to control symptoms.
They may flap their arms to tell you they are happy, or they might hurt themselves to tell you they are not. Because people with autism can have very different features or symptoms, health care providers think of autism as a “spectrum” disorder. Autism is not a disease, but a developmental disorder of brain function.
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Worksheets can help improve a child's communication skills and lessen the impact of these challenges.