by Janna Lim|28-01-2022
Mental Condition

What is Autism?

Recognising Signs of Autism

Social communication includes:

  • Avoidance of eye contact
  • Solitary, prefers to be alone
  • Trouble understanding feelings of others
  • Facial expressions that do not match what is being said

Repetitive behaviours include:

  • Repeats certain behaviours
  • Laughs or cries without apparent reason
  • Have difficulties with slight changes in schedule or routine
  • Interested in numbers, details, or facts

Causes of Autism

Is Autism Curable?


  • Irritability
  • Aggression
  • Repetitive behavior
  • Hyperactivity
  • Attention problems
  • Anxiety and depression


  • Learning life skills necessary to live independently
  • Breaking down challenging behaviors
  • Building upon strengths
  • Learning social, communication, and language skills

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Janna Lim

Therapist Specialist

Janna was our in-house blog writer and therapy specialist. She has supported The Therapy Platform users towards successful therapy experience. She is about to complete Master of Counselling.


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