Posted on: October 24th, 2016 | Written by: The Bluetree Clinic
Autism & IQ assessments
Autism lies on a large spectrum which means that under the term ‘autism’ there are lots of different types which have different symptoms and severities meaning no two autism disorders will be the same.
Autism is a developmental disorder which has an impact on how an individual perceives the world and reacts to it.
For example, a child suffering from autism may be very rigid in their thinking. You will notice that the child must stick to their routine as breaking it can cause the child to become agitated and upset. An autistic child will often not make eye contact with others and appear to be in their own world. One of the most common symptoms of Autism or Asperger’s is the individual’s lack of understanding of how to behave in a social environment. Whilst symptoms can be mild and controllable, they can sometimes become severe and cause challenges to the individual in leading a normal life.
Signs of Autism
If you think you or your child may have an autism spectrum disorder, keep an eye out for common autism symptoms such as;
- Inappropriate reactions to things
- Difficulty making friends
- Difficulty communicating
- Repetitive behaviours
- Rigid thinking
- Over or under sensitive to sounds, smells, lights and pain (amongst other things)
- Delay in speaking
- Lack of eye contact
- Flat speech
Autism Assessments & Therapy
If you believe you are suffering from autism, we have a very supportive and understanding team who are here to listen to you and help you with your symptoms. We will help you to understand your autism, how to manage your symptoms and teach you techniques on how to deal with situations you find particularly difficult.
Here at The Blue Tree Clinic, we pride ourselves on being a private mental health clinic that will support you throughout your time with us and after you leave us. Please give our mental health specialists a call or complete our contact form. We can then discuss the best course of treatment to help get you on to the road to a happier life.