Nathan Gets Upset When Picture Cards Won't Line Up
Some chidlren with autism may become preoccupied with lining things up or putting things in a certain place or exact orientation. Nathan becomes upset when he cannot align his cards in a specific way. His communications and social deficits are also clear when he repeatedly fails to ask his mother for help, despite being clearly distressed. Rather, his mother must offer to help and repeatedly guess what he wants because Nathan is not effectively communicating with her through language or nonverbal cues (e.g. pointing, gesturing, showing).