This is not a scientific paper, just some notes from my readings. Go see a developmental physician if you think you or a loved one should find out if they are on one of these spectrums.
I’m writing this out of my own interests. I have parishioners and co-workers who are on these ADS(Autism Developmental Syndrome) scales.
|Difficulty processing, understanding, or producing verbal or nonverbal communication||Difficulty identifying verbal and nonverbal communication and cues, like eye contact or sarcasm|
|Difficulty processing or interacting in neurotypical social contexts||Having few or no long-term relationships with peers|
|Lack of interest in partaking in the activities or interests of others|
|Showing little or no response to social or emotional experiences|
|Deep, sustaining interest in certain subjects||Sustained interest in a single topic or very few topics|
|Repetitive movements or behaviors||Repetitive behaviors or movements|
|Strong desire to maintain routine or establishing order||Strict adherence to routine or ritual behaviors|
|Differences in processing sensory experiences (like touch or sound)||Intense interest in specific aspects of objects|
|No delay in language learning or cognitive development|
|Differences in learning styles and problem-solving approaches (easy mastery of one subject, but difficulty engaging in conversational turn-taking or mastering physical tasks)||Experiencing difficulty in maintaining jobs, relationships, or other aspects of social life as a result of these behaviors|
|Common to have stuttering issues.|
|Not uncommon to have dyslexia. (No direct link)||Not uncommon to have dyslexia. However, most people who have dyslexia have Asperger’s.|