Thursday, July 29, 2010

General Characteristics of a Person with High Functioning Autism (HFA)

*Poor social skills, generally not interested in socializing. May have poor eye contact, pervasive ignoring
*Language development is often delayed and speech may be limited or generally non-verbal
*Can show inflexible adherence to routine or rituals which can sometimes lead to behavior “meltdowns”
*Sometimes has repetitive mannerisms such as hand or finger flapping, rocking, etc.
*Full scale IQ of 70 or higher in order to qualify as HFA
*May have coexisting disabilities such as anxiety, seizures, and other behavior issues
*Often perceived as more involved and more severe than Asperger’s Syndrome

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