Potential strengths of children with ASD

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder may have these strengths:

  • Good recall of information over a long period of time
  • Specialist knowledge in topics of interest
  • Exceptional memory for facts and figures
  • Very high level of motivation in topics and activities that are of interest
  • Ability to carry out tasks with a high degree of accuracy
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good at understanding and following instructions and rules
  • Exceptional skills in creative arts, such as Art and Music
  • Ability to see the world from a different perspective and so bring a different insight
  • Ability to bring an innovative and original approach to problem solving
  • Tendency to be honest and non-judgmental
  • Tendency to have a strong sense of loyalty in all social relationships
  • Unique sense of humor
  • Passionate about hobbies and interests
  • Enthusiasm for favorite interests with a drive to share this enjoyment with others
  • Problem solving skills, very logical, visual and structured thinkers
  • High-level of concentration skills, ability to persist and focus on detailed activity
  • Excellent Mathematical and IT skills
  • Strong rote memory abilities
  • Good at visual learning and thinking

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?

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