Nathan's Autism Diagnostic Interview (ADI) Part 5: Unusual Interests and Behaviors

Video Summary

Camila, mother of Nathan (ASD) reports on his unusual interests and behaviors during an Autism Diagnostic Interview (ADI). The assessor inquires about whether Nathan displays certain repetitive and restricted behaviors such as odd preoccupations, repetitive play, unusual sensory interests, rigid routines and rituals, attachments to certain objects, negative reactions to particular stimuli or stereotyped movements.

"He won't wear gloves though. He won't let me put it on...He won't let me put anything on..his hands...He gets scared."
— Camila (Nathan's Mother)


    • Autism- General Information
    • Autism Diagnostic Interview (ADI)
    • Family Life
    • making transitions
    • General Behaviors
    • tantrums
    • eating issues
    • selective eating
    • Play
    • repetitive play
    • inappropriate play with toys
    • Restricted
    • Interest in fans
    • Interest in metal objects
    • Interest in rolling credits
    • Interest in street signs
    • complex mannerisms/stereotypies
    • hand and finger mannerisms
    • unusual finger movements near eyes
    • hand flapping
    • rituals
    • routines
    • compulsions
    • upset by everyday noises
    • Unusual Mouthing
    • unusual attachments
    • negative reactions to sensory stimuli
    • insistence on sameness
    • obsessions
    • unusual gaze
    • unusual preoccupations
    • unusual sensory interests
    • Interest in toys that spin
    • stereotyped/ circumscribed interests
    • mouthing objects
    • perseverance
    • seeks sensory stimulation
    • sensory stimulation
    • Toys
    • cars

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