Need for routine is a common topic in parents’ descriptions of one condition: Autism.
For kids diagnosed with Autism, Need for routine is one of eight symptoms related to Sensitivity and Control according to Sleuth parents. All of the symptoms of Sensitivity and Control among kids with Autism are:
Other symptoms or behaviors to look for with Need for routine
When parents mention Need for routine they also mention these other symptoms:
|Symptom||Frequency||Number of mentions|
|Angry behavior||Often||1 mention|
|Delayed speech or language development||Often||1 mention|
|Developmental delays (behind on expected milestones)||Often||1 mention|
|Doesn't like to be touched||Often||1 mention|
|Mood swings||Often||1 mention|
|Not talking until 3 years old||Often||1 mention|
|Obsession, fixation, or strong interest||Often||1 mention|
|Picky eating or aversion to foods / food sensations||Often||1 mention|
|Shutting down||Often||1 mention|
Characteristics of Need for routine
How common is Need for routine?
Across kids of all ages represented on Sleuth, 48.34% of parents surveyed by Sleuth say their kids have Need for routine.
Percentage of kids with Need for routine by year of age
This is based on a survey of 513 children on Sleuth. The plot shows the percentage of parents who rated their child’s Need for routine “Moderate”, “Severe”, or “Very Severe” among kids in different age groups.
|Outcome||Percent of Children||Total Mentions|
|A Few / Several Times|
|Severity||Percent of Children||Total Mentions|
|Not at All|