EARLY INTERVENTION CENTRE FOR AUTISM CHILDREN @ POONMALLEE

Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication.

Autistic individuals can display many forms of repetitive or restricted behavior, which the Repetitive Behavior Scale-Revised (RBS-R) categorizes as follows.

Stereotyped behaviors:Repetitive movements, such as hand flapping, head rolling, or body rocking.
Compulsive behaviors:Time-consuming behaviors intended to reduce anxiety that an individual feels compelled to perform repeatedly or according to rigid rules, such as placing objects in a specific order, checking things, or hand washing.
Stereotyped behaviors:Repetitive movements, such as hand flapping, head rolling, or body rocking.
Sameness:Resistance to change; for example, insisting that the furniture not be moved or refusing to be interrupted.
Ritualistic behavior:Unvarying pattern of daily activities, such as an unchanging menu or a dressing ritual. This is closely associated with sameness and an independent validation has suggested combining the two factors.
Restricted interests:Interests or fixations that are abnormal in theme or intensity of focus, such as preoccupation with a single television program, toy, or game..
Self-injury:Behaviors such as eye-poking, skin-picking, hand-biting and head-banging.

No single repetitive or self-injurious behavior seems to be specific to autism, but autism appears to have an elevated pattern of occurrence and severity of these behaviors.

At present 20 Autism Kids from (0 – 6 yrs) are there in our centre.

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