Scott (2016) states that children’s learning is defined by their ability to negotiate social milestones. The social environment can be influenced by both nature and nurture. These effects may also have an impact on one’s academic achievement and ability to cope with stress. These flawed conversations can lead to anxiety, drug abuse, and delinquency. DSM-5 defines these as manifestations that affect a child’s social function through nonverbal and autism spectrum disorders.
Many similarities exist between nonverbal and autism. Both can cause difficulties in communication and social interaction. But there are some important distinctions. Nonverbal learning disabilities are characterized by difficulty solving problems and visual-spatial difficulties. Autism is defined by communication problems and inability to socially interact, repetitive behaviours, and limited interests. (Scott 2016, 2016). Nonverbal learning disorders are more common than autism disorder, but it is much more common in children. However, nonverbal learning disorders can be diagnosed at any age. As with many other diseases, it is impossible to confirm a diagnosis by one test. A combination of diagnostic tests and symptoms is used to diagnose the condition. Both disorders can be treated, although they may have overlapped. However, the majority of treatment is focused on improving your social and communication skills.
Researchers are discovering that ASD sufferers and NLDs have different characteristics in terms of their social functioning. ASD can cause difficulties with social interaction and engagement, as well as repetitive or limited interests. NLD, a disorder that affects nonverbal communication and social skills as well as problem-solving, is called NLD. Many studies have found that ASD and NLD sufferers have similar social characteristics (Scott 2016). One example is that both ASD and NLD are less likely to be able to initiate and engage social situations and recognize and react to these signals. Both of these groups have problems with joint attention. It is the ability to pay attention simultaneously to multiple objects.
Research has shown that people with ASD or NLD exhibit distinct social traits. Scott, 2016, for example, found that ASD people are less likely than TD individuals to respond to or initiate social interactions. However, they are much more likely to have deficits in social cognition (the ability to comprehend and apply information about different social situations). It is hard to determine the level of social functioning in ASD/NLD individuals due to their variability. ASD children tend to be affected by a wide range of severeness levels. It is difficult to identify a specific set of characteristics. Research has shown that people with ASD and NLD share similar social profiles. However, others have found that their social profiles are quite different. It is not clear if ASD or NLD are distinct conditions, or just different manifestations of the same disease. More research is needed to determine the exact social impairments of people with ASD or NLD and what circumstances may lead to them.