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What are early signs of autisism?

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Asked by Anonymous at 3:41 PM on Feb. 19, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • not looking at you when you speak to him/her
    lining up toys/objects
    looking at things using perhiperal vision
    over sensitivity to lights,sounds,smells,textures,tastes,people
    spinning,rocking,hand flapping(stimming)

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 3:58 PM on Feb. 19, 2011


    Answer by jessran1218 at 4:03 PM on Feb. 19, 2011

  • the first signs I noticed with my son when he was young - 8 months or so-was lining all kinds of things up in straight lines(boxes, books, toys, etc) and he would spin things, i.e toy car tires, stroller tires, etc. Also, depending on the age, my son started talking saying Mama, dada, baba and then stopped talking at about 10 months and did not start again until he was over 2-the doctor told me that could be related to autism spectrum disorder. Also, sensory input issues-sounds, lights, textures, etc all bother a lot of kids with autism.

    Answer by Tawneekitn at 4:04 PM on Feb. 19, 2011

  • Have you tried googling "early autism signs"? There is a lot of information out there... and this seems to be a topic that needs a bit more space to properly address than we have here. Just keep in mind that just because you might recognize one or two signs in your kid, this doesn't mean your child is autistic. It just means you should bring this up to your pediatrian, and if you are really worried, ask for an evaluation. My son is also weirdly fascinated with spinning things (tires, fans, etc.). He'll even sometimes take something that isn't supposed to spin and try to spin it, and he walks around making circular motions with his hands. We were kind of worried for a while, but everything else is just so normal and it's kind of becoming a social icebreaker for him (he'll go up to new people and try to show them how this neat spinny thing works) so we've come to realize that is just him.

    Answer by Sebbiemama at 10:09 PM on Feb. 19, 2011

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