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24 Possible Causes for Lack of Visual Contact

  • Early Infantile Epileptic Encephalopathy 28

    Infants do not make eye contact and they may lack the usual visual responses to environmental stimuli.[disorders.eyes.arizona.edu]

  • Disorganized Schizophrenia

    […] of eye contact, a blank facial expression, and little body language Delusions Auditory or visual hallucinations Strange posture Social withdrawal Grimacing expression Clumsiness[futuresofpalmbeach.com] Disorganized behavior, including an inability to appropriately take care of personal hygiene, dress oneself, or prepare meals Inappropriate or no emotional expression, including a lack[futuresofpalmbeach.com]

  • Impaired Childhood Development

    For the congenitally blind child, the concept of self may be delayed because of difficulties in communication due to the lack of eye contact with the mother and responsive[intellectualdisability.info] It is therefore very important that assessments regarding behavioural deviance are made by clinicians who are familiar with people who are visually impaired.[intellectualdisability.info]

  • Rett Syndrome

    Loss of eye contact or visual interaction. Loss of muscle tone (muscle weakness, floppiness). Lack of ability to use hands effectively.[gillettechildrens.org]

  • Optic Atrophy

    Parents may notice a lack of eye contact and visual responsiveness in their baby and will have their child assessed by an ophthalmologist; alternatively, an older child may[afb.org] The effects of ONA have a broad range dependent on the adequacy of visual messages sent from the eyes to the brain, from little or no visual impairment to near-total blindness[afb.org]

  • Visual Impairment

    For the congenitally blind child, the concept of self may be delayed because of difficulties in communication due to the lack of eye contact with the mother and responsive[intellectualdisability.info] It is therefore very important that assessments regarding behavioural deviance are made by clinicians who are familiar with people who are visually impaired.[intellectualdisability.info]

  • Childhood Schizophrenia

    When to call the doctor Parents should contact a healthcare professional if their child begins to have auditory or visual hallucinations, has a sudden change in behavior,[healthofchildren.com] Symptoms include flat or inappropriate emotions, an inability to experience pleasure (anhedonia), lack of motivation, reduced attention span, lack of interest in one's surroundings[healthofchildren.com]

  • Atypical Autism

    . – either gazing too intently or avoiding eye contact. – lack of changing facial expression, or use of exaggerated facial expressions. – lack of use or comprehension of gestures[veteranstoday.com] . – unusually sensitive to noises, touch, odors, tastes, or visual stimuli. – Inflexibility and over-adherence to or dependence on routines; stereotypes and repetitive motor[veteranstoday.com]

  • Oculomotor Apraxia

    Originally thinking he was blind, as he was not responding to stimuli, he lacked visual expression and could not maintain eye contact.[visionloss.org.au]

  • Lissencephaly

    Clinical and neurological examination identified microcephaly, lack of visual contact, axial hypotonia, pyramidal signs and ambiguous genitalia (impalpable gonads, phallus[scielo.br]

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