|And, inversely, girls have ways of showing their autism that is unique to their sex.|
When the word autism is mentioned, the image that comes to mind is an introverted child with difficulty communicating. Indeed, the condition is four times more common in boys than in girls, but experts are evaluating in more detail how the disorder affects the two genders differently.
The way in which autism affects females and males differently has become a subject of great debate in the area and could lead to new techniques to diagnose and treat the condition.
Is really important to understand how autism occurs differently between genders.
-In general, girls with ASD have a more significant learning disability and more problems with schooling than boys.
-Many girls with ASD have better social skills than comparable boys which makes it even more possible for them not to be diagnosed.
-Both boys and girls with ASD, usually have an obsessive subject, a recurring interest but girls tend to look at things like drawings, ponies, dolls, princesses, which are very common passions among neurotypical girls. Boys, on the other hand, tend to focus on less usual activities such as putting building blocks in line or playing with sand, things that need more focusing. The result is that although parents express their concerns, some doctors may think that, when it comes to girls, this is not a symptom, but taking a normal hobby to an extreme and is not something that should be treated as a possible ASD.
Girls with ASD differ from boys in key symptoms and behaviors, particularly in social interaction. The less recognizable symptoms in girls are leading not only to a delay in diagnosis but to problems in identifying the condition.
The more we know about the differences in ASD among boys and girls, the more we will know about autism and its manifestations.
|Boys will be boys, and girls will be girls; no matter what condition they live with.|
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