Health Tip: Autism Affects Children in Different Ways

But autistic children share similar behaviors

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(HealthDay News) -- Autism is a disorder that affects the social behaviors of a child, including the way he speaks, communicates, thinks and acts around others.

While autism can manifest itself in many different ways, autistic children share common traits. Here's a list of typical behaviors, courtesy of the Nemours Foundation:

  • Difficulty communicating -- including developmentally delayed speech, repetition of words, or speaking in a monotone voice that lacks inflection or rhythm.
  • Poor social skills, or difficulty interacting with others.
  • Repetitive speech, behavior, or interests.
  • Unusual actions, like flapping the hands or spinning.

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