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HOW IS THE DIAGNOSIS MADE?

For a child to be given a diagnosis of autism, s/he must show differences in these four areas: 

 

SOCIAL INTERACTION

 

SOCIAL COMMUNICATION

 

SENSORY ISSUES  

 

ROUTINES AND REPETITION (SOCIAL IMAGINATION)

 

 

Although children with autism will have differences in all four areas, each child will have these differences in varying
degrees. This explains why children with autism can seem so unlike each other even though they share the same
diagnosis. Experiencing these differences creates a lot of anxiety and stress, which may show itself in your child’s
behaviour.
There is more information on these in other areas of the Pines website. 

See the Frequently asked Questions section for more information about diganosis.

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