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Deafness And Autism

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In some cases there can be a loss of motor skills or a delay in development. Typical symptoms that are recognized first include: delays in language development, lack of or unusual social interactions, lack of or unusual communication patterns, and lack of eye contact. Deafness may be suspected in some cases. As the child gets older, more repetitive and odd behaviors develop, and the absence of typical behaviors become more evident. It is difficult to differentiate between the repetitive behaviors in a typical child verses an autistic child. The diagnostic distinctions are the type, frequency, and intensity of their behaviors. Most cases of autism are diagnosed during childhood and in some unusual cases they may be diagnosed during adolescence.

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