Autism Spectrum Disorder

Aisha Farooq

Causes of asd

Genetic factors – certain genetic mutations may make a child more likely to develop ASD.
  • Environmental factors – during pregnancy, a child may be exposed to certain environmental factors that could increase the risk of developing ASD.
  • Psychological factors – people with ASD may think in certain ways that contribute towards their symptoms.
  • Neurological factors – specific problems with the development of the brain and nervous system could contribute to the symptoms of ASD.
  • Other health conditions – certain health conditions associated with higher rates of ASD.
  • Symptoms

    Genetic factors – certain genetic mutations may make a child more likely to develop ASD.
  • Environmental factors – during pregnancy, a child may be exposed to certain environmental factors that could increase the risk of developing ASD.
  • Psychological factors – people with ASD may think in certain ways that contribute towards their symptoms.
  • Neurological factors – specific problems with the development of the brain and nervous system could contribute to the symptoms of ASD.
  • Other health conditions – certain health conditions associated with higher rates of ASD.
  • Each of these factors is described in more detail below

    treatment

    Treatment may include:

    • Speech therapy
    • Occupational therapy
    • Social skills training (to help children learn to perform activities of daily living, or ADLs, and ways to communicate and relate to others)

    life expectancy

    The general lifespan of people with ASD is the same as people without it.

    There is often nothing about how people with ASD look that sets them apart from other people, but people with ASD may communicate, interact, behave, and learn in ways that are different from most other people.

    The learning, thinking, and problem-solving abilities of people with ASD can range from gifted to severely challenged.

    Some people with ASD need a lot of help in their daily lives; others need less.

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