3) outline the sensory difficulties experienced by many individuals with an autistic spectrum decision

3.1) Describe behavioural characteristics associated with autistic spectrum conditions:

• Obsessions with objects, ideas or desires.
• Ritualistic or compulsive behaviour patterns (sniffing, licking, watching objects fall, flapping arms, spinning, rocking, humming, tapping, sucking, rubbing clothes).
• Fascination with rotation.
• Play is often repetitive.
• Many and varied collections.
• Unusual attachment to objects.
• Quotes movies or video games.
• Difficulty transferring skills from one area to another.
• Perfectionism in certain areas.
• Frustration is expressed in unusual ways.
• Feels the need to fix or rearrange things.
• Transitioning from one activity to another is difficult.
• Difficulty attending to some tasks.
• Gross motor skills are developmentally behind peers (riding a bike, skating, running).
• Fine motor skills are developmentally behind peers (hand writing, tying shoes, scissors).
• Inability to perceive potentially dangerous situations.
• Extreme fear (phobia) for no apparent reason.
• Verbal outbursts.
• Unexpected movements (running out into the street).
• Difficulty sensing time (Knowing how long ten minutes is or three days or a week).
• Difficulty waiting for their turn (such as in a line).
Causes injury to self (biting, banging head).

3.2) identify reasons why individuals with an autistic spectrum condition may exhibit such behaviours:
Such behaviour may show up as feelings of frustration, anxiety or confusion, or may simply be an effective, albeit inappropriate, means of receiving attention.

Due to difficulties with interacting at a social level, individuals with ASD often behave in ways that are deemed inappropriate by their peers and others around them. Such behaviours may include, standing too close, not providing eye contact, excessive interrupting, one-sided discussions/conversations and...