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Why do kids with autism like to count things?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sumeet Kumar
Neurology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Autism

Part of autism as a disorder includes a preoccupation with repetitive activities, such as repeating the same words, phrases, and actions, e.
g., counting. Any deviation from this routine can be very bothersome to the person.

In brief: Autism

Part of autism as a disorder includes a preoccupation with repetitive activities, such as repeating the same words, phrases, and actions, e.
g., counting. Any deviation from this routine can be very bothersome to the person.
Dr. Sumeet Kumar
Dr. Sumeet Kumar
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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Different pleasures

I like cookie dough ice cream, my husband strawberry - who knows why! kids with autism like routine, almost ocd-ish.
Things like lining up toys, counting, doing things over and over. It is those things that bring them pleasure - different parts of different brains like different things. There is no right or wrong when it comes to things that make us happy in life - different strokes for diff folks.

In brief: Different pleasures

I like cookie dough ice cream, my husband strawberry - who knows why! kids with autism like routine, almost ocd-ish.
Things like lining up toys, counting, doing things over and over. It is those things that bring them pleasure - different parts of different brains like different things. There is no right or wrong when it comes to things that make us happy in life - different strokes for diff folks.
Dr. Holly Maes
Dr. Holly Maes
Thank
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