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Common Disorders & Descriptions
The main symptoms of this disorder are: hyperactivity, impulsivity, and attention difficulties. These can severely impact on academic performance and on social development. These should be present before the child reaches the age of 7, be persistent for over 6 months, be pervasive, and must be observed in at least 2 different settings. Typical behaviours: easily distracted, disorganised, forgetful, makes careless mistakes, fails to finish tasks, leaves seat inappropriately, acts as if driven by a motor, has trouble turn with turn taking, blurts out answers without thinking, talks excessively, and interrupts others' conversations and activities.
Children with autism spectrum disorder have social deficits, communication deficits, have fixated interests, engage in repetitive play/behaviours, and can have different responses to sensory stimulation. They have difficulties engaging in "pretend play", making and keeping friends, and using language as a social tool. They can lack empathy and be insensitive to the needs of others.
Children with DCD have difficulty coordinating their motor movements, and as a result, can be poorly coordinated and clumsy. This can be manifested in difficulties using cutlery, sitting up straight, immature and/or untidy handwriting, closing buttons , dressing and undressing, playing sports, jumping, running and climbing. These children can also have difficulties with attention and concentration, and can have difficulties initiating and completing tasks in school and at home.