Psychology is important in understanding what’s going on in children with autism.
However, it is also essential to have an understanding of the complex issues that exist within a child’s environment.
Psychologist and child psychologist Dr. Lisa Stenmark explains what you need to know about autism and why it is important for professionals to have expertise in the field.1.
What is autism?
Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder in which the child with autism does not understand what is expected of them.
Autism can also cause significant cognitive impairment, such as language, social interaction, social communication and repetitive behaviors.2.
How does autism affect a child?
Autistic children experience difficulties with social interactions and with communication.
They are less able to understand others and are often more withdrawn.3.
How can I help a child with an autism spectrum disorder?
Autisms are characterized by a set of characteristics that are distinct from the general population.