Nathan's Autism Diagnostic Interview (ADI) Part 6: Various Non Specific Behaviors and Special Skills

Video Summary

Camila, mother of Nathan (ASD) reports on various unusual behaviors and special skills during an Autism Diagnostic Interview (ADI). The assessor inquires about whether Nathan displays certain behaviors such as an odd gait, physical aggression, self injurious behavior, hyperventilating, or fainting. The assessor also re evaluates Nathan's early development to determine whether he exhibited autistic like behaviors by age 3 years, a critical point of development, by which autism symptoms typically manifest. Finally, the assessor inquires about any special skills Nathan may exhibit such as visuospatial skills or musical ability.


    • Aggression
    • Hitting
    • Biting
    • Pinching
    • Autism- General Information
    • Autism Diagnostic Interview (ADI)
    • General Behaviors
    • aggression towards others
    • self-injurious behavior
    • Physical Development
    • gait (toe walking)
    • Play
    • inappropriate play with toys
    • lack of interest in toys
    • Restricted
    • Interest in toys that spin
    • Self-Injurious Behavior
    • Head banging
    • Social Interaction
    • Birthday Party
    • lack of interest in other children
    • Social Interaction
    • Does not respond to approaches of other children
    • Special Skills
    • art
    • memory
    • music
    • creativity/ imagination
    • Therapies
    • Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)
    • Toys
    • puzzles

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