The functions of behavior autism are many, and range from cognitive functions to social skills, to imaginative play, even music appreciation. Many of the functions of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be enhanced or even perfected with therapy and education. A child with autism spectrum disorder will have a variety of typical characteristics, such as non-relenting rigidity, usually in response to outside stimulus, and limited ranges of facial expression or gestures. The ASDs may also include specific communication deficits, including speaking above their level of normal voice or making sounds they are not familiar with.
When children with ASDs first reach out for a medical treatment, their doctors usually try to find out what is causing the problems. This is usually done by observing the child and listening to how they present themselves. Often, other disorders, such as Asperger’s Syndrome, or Down Syndrome, play a role. Social causes, such as teasing from classmates or parents of siblings, may also lead to emotional problems and behavioral problems.
The typical treatment for ASDs is a combination of special education, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and social skills training. This is because many autistic people have difficulties in communicating with others and even understanding facial expressions, tone of voice, or body language. This can lead to difficulty in forming and expressing relationships, and in maintaining friendships. Often, special education teaching is all that is needed to help the child connect to the classroom or to fellow students.
Often, the functions of behavior autism are seen in early childhood. Children with ASDs are often very curious and have a strong interest in things that do not belong to them. They are also very self-active and easily distractible, making it difficult to teach them apart from their normal range of interests. This is also why so many autistic people are later diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome or other related disorders. Asperger’s syndrome is often characterized by restricted interests and by inflexibility in relating to others.
What functions of behavior autism are seen in children? All autistic people tend to be highly creative and self-active. Most develop excellent imagination and music abilities, often far above the average child. They are extremely flexible, capable of learning in various different settings and of independently controlling various functions of behavior autism. They can learn to play a game, use a telephone, or use a toothbrush.
What functions of autism are seen in adults? Some autistic adults have learned to use certain speech patterns or gestures to compensate for the loss of language skills. Others continue to use common ways of interacting with others to interact with the outside world, and some develop severe degrees of social anxiety.
Functions of Behavior Autism
The functions of behavior autism are not easily understood by those outside the field. I have been working with autistic adults for over a decade and during that time I have noticed that most adults with autism also suffer with social withdrawal, high levels of stress, a negative preference to join group activities, and a need to perform routines in order to survive. It can be difficult for families to understand these behaviors, since many outside the field think of autism as a child’s natural curiosity and lack of self control. That is absolutely not the case!
Most people with autism have a few basic functions and autistic people differ from typically developing children in that a high percentage of them display symptoms of deficiencies in at least one or more of these functions. For example, autistic people may have difficulty with eye contact, reach for items they should not, use hand movements that are out of sequence, and have trouble completing sentences.
These functions are usually not all that different from how a normal child might act, however autistic people must systematize these behaviors in highly special ways in order to make sense of their surroundings. They do not use words to communicate with others because words are not systematized the way actions are. For example, they may point with their hands or blow into a wind pipe in order to communicate emotions. Children with autism might blow into a paper bag instead of blowing into the wind pipe.
The functions of autism spectrum disorders vary widely, but there are some general functions that most people with autism have in common. People with autism must systematize actions so that they make sense from the outside perspective and they also must know how to relate to others.
Most people with autism also have difficulty communicating and most people with autism spectrum disorders have a preference to sameness and routine, so they will seek out activities that are same each time. Those with autism also have problems with changes, either through environmental or internal stimuli, and will often revert to certain behaviors and rituals in order to avoid or lessen change.