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Autism Symptoms

Therapists who are dedicated to learning the principals of Applied Behavioral Therapy in order to make help treat autism symptoms in autistic children will soon learn that each child has their own strengths and weaknesses.

Characterizing Autism

The varied behaviors of autism make the disorder extremely difficult to detect. While some children acquire language and can play appropriately, others can be mute and play in odd eccentric ways. As with many other parents, Catherine Maurice (1993) was puzzled by her daughter’s peculiar behaviors at 1 year of age. Maurice (1993), however, brushed off any of her daughter’s behaviors to, “the uniqueness of [Anne-Marie’s] personality,” since, “she was passing her regular pediatric checkups with flying colors” (p.5).