What you need to know
What is Autism?
What Are Some Causes of Autism?
Some of the causes of autism are: neurological, genetic, and environmental factors. Genetic and neurological are the most common, but the environmental causes of autism disorder include sensitivity to certain foods, lack of vitamin intake, and certain immunizations that keep the body healthy from diseases. The vaccines would include: measles, mumps, rubella.
Common Physical Characteristics Associated with Autism
-Slowness/choppy interruptions in speech and language
-Frequent and sudden physical movements
Examples: spinning, rocking
-Low eye-hand balance
Common Learning Characteristics Associated with Autism
-Uneven skill development “splinter skills”
-Impaired verbal and reasoning skills
-Uneven academic achievement
-Poor reading comprehension
-Short attention span
References for Teachers and Parents
Autism in the Classroomhttps://www.autismspeaks.org/sites/default/files/docs/school_classroom.pdf
Autism in the Classroom and What Can You Do to Achieve Success
Raising a Child With Autism: Paige and Iain's Story