The Process of Diagnosing an Autism Spectrum Disorder Part 3.6: ADI

Video Summary

Laura, mother of Gregory (ASD) discusses some additional behaviors that are often observed in children with autism during an Autism Diagnostic Interview (ADI). She explains that he occasionally walks on his toes and exhibits aggression towards her out of frustration at his inability to communicate. Gregory will also engage in self injurious behavior as an expression of frustration. Finally, Laura discusses some of his special skills. Rebecca, the assessor, explains several of the items she discussed with Laura.

"...he can definitely recognize at least fifty sight words; where he sees the word, eyes, and he'll say "eyes" or he'll point to his eyes or clap, and he'll clap his hands. And he just sees the words."
— Laura (Gregory's Mother)


    • Aggression
    • Pinching
    • Hitting
    • General Behaviors
    • aggression towards others
    • self-injurious behavior
    • Learning
    • reading
    • letter recognition
    • Physical Development
    • gait (toe walking)
    • Restricted
    • seeks sensory stimulation
    • sensory stimulation
    • Under responsive to pain
    • Self-Injurious Behavior
    • Head banging
    • Toys
    • puzzles
    • Verbal Communicative Skills
    • lack of expressive language
    • lack of vocal expressiveness

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