1. is old-fashioned or precocious
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2. is regarded as an ‘eccentric professor’ by the other children
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3. lives somewhat in a world of his/her own with restricted idiosyncratic intellectual interests
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4. accumulates facts on certain subjects (good rote memory) but does not really understand the meaning
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5. has a literal understanding of ambiguous and metaphoric language (i.e. takes things literally; troubles understanding expressions or metaphors)
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6. has a deviant style of communication with a formal, fussy, ‘old-fashioned’ or ‘robotlike’ language (i.e. talks differently than other children, in a formal or stilted way)
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7. invents idiosyncratic words and expressions (i.e. makes up his or her own words, expressions or names for things)
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8. has a different voice or speech
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9. expresses sounds involuntarily; clears throat, grunts, smacks, cries or screams
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10. is surprisingly good at some things and surprisingly poor at others
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11. uses language freely but fails to make adjustments to fit social contexts or the needs of different listeners
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12. lacks empathy (i.e. tends to see things only from his/her own perspective, and has troubles seeing things from other's perspective)
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13. makes naïve and embarrassing remarks
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14. has a deviant style of gaze (e.g. may range from not looking people in the eye, to the other extreme of staring directly at people to the point it makes them uncomfortable)
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15. wishes to be sociable but fails to make relationships with peers
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16. can be with other children but only on his/her terms
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17. lacks best friend
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18. lacks common sense
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19. is poor at games; no idea of cooperating in a team, scores ‘own goals’
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20. has clumsy, ill coordinated, ungainly, awkward movements or gestures
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21. has involuntary face or body movements (i.e. any tics?)
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22. has difficulties in completing simple daily activities because of compulsory repetition of certain actions or thoughts (i.e. any habits that s/he just has to do?)
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23. has special routines; insists on no change (i.e. may need to have exactly the same change; troubles with even the slightest change in his/her environment, or routines or activities)
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24. shows idiosyncratic attachment to objects (i.e. may get strangely attached to objects as if they were people)
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25. is bullied by other children
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26. has markedly unusual facial expression
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27. has markedly unusual posture
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