How To Help A Child With Autism At Home

How To Help A Child With Autism At Home

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How To Help A Child With Autism At Home

[Self-Test] Autism Exam Child

If your child is getting social and communication Skills slower than his or her peers, choose this self-test for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and then share the results with a mental health professional for evaluation.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex neurobiological disorder characterized by difficulty communicating verbally and relating socially to others, along with a need to engage in repetitive behaviors or language. Early symptoms frequently noted by parents include delayed speech, restricted interests, not responding to his or her title, and avoiding eye contact. No two people with ASD will have exactly the very same symptoms. They may be easy to see in one person, and virtually invisible in another.

Take the Self-test below to discover whether your child's symptoms resemble those of children diagnosed with ASD. A high score indicates a visit to a trained health care professional for diagnosis.

This Self-test was adapted from the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers -- Revised (M-CHAT-R) designed to screen the chance of ASD, and from The Childhood Autism Spectrum Test or CAST (formerly the"Childhood Asperger's Syndrome Test"), developed by ARC (the Autism Research Centre) at the University of Cambridge, for assessing the severity of autism spectrum symptoms in children. In case you have concerns about possible ASD visit a mental health professional. An accurate diagnosis can only be made through clinical evaluation. This screener is for personal use only.

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TEST I
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If you point at something across the room, does your child look at it? {*

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Have you Ever wondered if your child may be deaf? {*

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Q.3

Does your Child make unusual finger movements close to his or her eyes? (FOR EXAMPLE, does your child wiggle his palms close to his eyes?) {*

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Q.4

Does your Child get upset by everyday noises? (FOR EXAMPLE, does your kid scream or cry to noise such as a vacuum cleaner or loud music?) {*

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Q.5

Does your Child appear to detect unusual details that others miss? {*

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Q.6

Does your child Like to do things over and over again, in the exact same way all the time? {*

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Q.7

Does your Child have an interest that takes up so much time he or she does little else? {*

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Q.8

Does your Child have trouble understanding the rules for polite behavior? {*

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Q.9

Does your Child seem to have an unusual memory for details? {*

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Q.10

If something New occurs, does your child look at your face to see how you feel about it? (FOR EXAMPLE, if he or she hears a strange or funny noise, or sees a new toy, will they look at your face?) {*

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Q.11

Does your Child understand when you tell him or her to do something? (FOR EXAMPLE, if you don't point, can your child understand"put the book on the seat" or"bring me the blanket"?) {*

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Q.12

Does your Child try to get one to watch him or her? (FOR EXAMPLE, does your child look at you for compliments, or say"seem" or"watch me"?) {*

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Q.13

If you turn Your head to check out something, does your child look around to see what you are considering? {*

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Q.14

Does your Child try to replicate what you do? (as an Example, wave bye-bye, clap, or make a funny noise when you do) *

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Does your Child look you in the eye when you're talking to him or her, playing with him or her, or dressing him or her? {*

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Q.16

When you Smile at your child, does they smile back at you? {*

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Q.17

Does your Child respond when you call his or her name? (FOR EXAMPLE, does they look up, talk or babble, or stop what he or she's doing when you call his or her name?) {*

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Q.18

Does your Child show you things by bringing them or holding them up for you to see--not to seek help, but just to share? (as an Example, showing you a flower, a stuffed animal, or a toy truck) *

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Is your Child interested in other kids? (FOR EXAMPLE, does your child watch other kids, smile at them, or go to them?) {*

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Q.20

Does your Child point with one finger to show you something interesting? (FOR EXAMPLE, pointing to an airplane in the sky or a large truck in the street. This is different from your kid pointing to ASK for something.) {*

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Q.21

Does your Child point with one finger to request something or to get help? (as an Example, pointing to a bite or toy that is out of reach) *

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Q.22

Does your (as an Example, furniture, playground equipment, or stairs) *

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Q.23

Does your (FOR EXAMPLE, pretend to drink from an empty cup, pretend to talk on a phone, or pretend to feed a doll or stuffed animal?) {*

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Q.24

Does your Child like movement activities? (as an Example, being swung or bounced on your knee) *

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Does your Child join in playing games with other kids easily? {*

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Q.26

Does your Child come up to you spontaneously for a chat? {*

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Q.27

Was your Child speaking by two years old? {*

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Does your Child enjoy playing sports? {*

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Q.29

Is it Important for your child to fit in with his or her peer group? {*

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Q.30

Can your Child keep a two-way conversation going? {*

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TEST II
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The Childhood Autism Spectrum Test or CAST (previously The"Childhood Asperger's Syndrome Test") is a 39-item, yes or no evaluation directed at parents. {The questionnaire was developed by ARC (the Autism Research Centre) at the University of Cambridge, for assessing the severity of autism spectrum symptoms in children

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2. Does S/he come up to you spontaneously for a chat? {

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3. Was S/he speaking by two years old? {

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5. Is it Important to him/her to fit in with the peer group? {

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6. Does S/he appear to detect unusual details that others miss? {

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7. Does S/he tend to take things literally? {

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8. When S/he was 3 years old, did spend a lot of time pretending (e.g., play-acting being a superhero, or holding teddy's tea parties)? {

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9. Does S/he like to do things over and over again, in the exact same way all the time? {

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10. Does S/he find it easy to interact with other kids? {

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11. Can S/he keep a two-way conversation going? {

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12. Can S/he read suitably for his/her age? {

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13. Does S/he mostly have the same interests as his/her peers? {

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14. Does S/he have an interest which takes up so much time that does little else? {

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15. Does S/he have friends, rather than just acquaintances? {

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16. Does S/he frequently bring you things s/he is interested in to show you? {

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18. Does S/he have trouble understanding the rules for polite behavior? {

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19. Does S/he seem to possess an unusual memory for details? {

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20. Is His/her voice odd (e.g., too adult, flat, or very monotonous)? {

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21. Are People important to him/her? {

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22. Can {

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23. Is S/he good at turn-taking in conversation? {

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24. Does S/he play imaginatively with other kids, and engage in role-play? {

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25. Does S/he often say or do things which are socially or socially inappropriate? {

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26. Can s/he count to 50 without leaving out any numbers? {

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27. Does S/he make normal eye-contact? {

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28. Does S/he have any unusual and repetitive movements?

29. Is His/her social behaviour very one-sided and always on their particular terms?

30. Does S/he occasionally say"you" or"s/he" when s/he means"I"?

31. Does S/he prefer imaginative activities such as play-acting or story-telling, instead of numbers or lists of facts?

32. Does S/he occasionally lose the listener because of not describing what s/he is talking about?

33. Can S/he ride a bicycle (even if with stabilizers)?

34. Does S/he try to impose patterns on him/herself, or others, in such a way that it causes problems?

35. Does s/he care how s/he is perceived by the rest of the group?

36. Does S/he frequently turn conversations to his/her favorite subject instead of following what another person wants to talk about?

37. Does s/he have odd or unusual phrases?

38. Have Teachers/health visitors ever expressed any concerns about his/her development?

39. Has S/he ever been diagnosed with any of the following: Speech delay, ADHD, hearing or visual problems, Autism Spectrum Condition (including Asperger's Syndrome, or a physical disability?