Dr Janine King, a clinical psychologist with experience of working with children, young people and adults, outlines the main symptoms of ASD (autism spectrum disorder), such as a difficulty with nonverbal communication. https://www.thechelseapsychologyclinic.com Chelsea Psychology Clinic are a group of London psychologists and psychiatrists offering private psychological therapy and psychiatry treatment from their premises across central London and Chelsea. The private therapy sessions cover the following areas: – Acceptance & Commitment Therapy – Cognitive Analytic Therapy – Cognitive-behavioural Therapy – Couples Therapy – Dialectical-behaviour Therapy – Mentalisation Based Treatment – Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – Schema Therapy
Some of the signs that a child has ASD may be that they have difficulty with nonverbal communication. So they may struggle with making eye contact or with reading other people’s facial expressions or body language. They also may have a lack of interest in other children and might tend to play on their own. Sometimes, they like a particularly set routine and if there’s any sort of changes to this routine, it can cause a lot of distress. There’s often difficulties understanding other people’s emotions as well sometimes.