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WHAT ARE SOME EARLY SIGNS OF AUTISM?

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MOMMA-LOVE

Asked by MOMMA-LOVE at 10:28 AM on Apr. 4, 2011 in Kids' Health

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  • Little or no eye contact
    Lack of interest in peers
    hyper aware of changes int he environment
    prefers a rigid schedule
    spends a good deal of time doing on repetitive activity such as lining up toys
    Uses repeating motions such as hand flapping when scared, excited or nervous...
    delay in one or more areas of motor development
    delay in speech

    There are more...

    NO one or 2 red flags alone mean anything. Most children will not show clear flags until age 3. More mild cases not until school age. Red flags are something to be aware of and keep track of but by no means a diagnosis. Only a trained Developmental Ped or psychologist can make that decision.
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 10:34 AM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • http://www.earlysignsofautism.com/possible-warning-signs-of-a-developmental-delay-%e2%80%93-7-to-12-months/

    Try this website, it gives lots of information and support.
    L0vingMy3Girls

    Answer by L0vingMy3Girls at 10:37 AM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • Possible Indicators of Autism Spectrum Disorders
    •Does not babble, point, or make meaningful gestures by 1 year of age
    •Does not speak one word by 16 months, or not combine two words by 2 years •Does not respond to name
    •Loses language or social skills •Poor eye contact
    •Doesn't smile or interact joyfully
    •At times seems to be hearing impaired
    It's important to remember that there are many possible explanations for most of the symptoms listed above. A child's attachment to a particular toy or difficulty with language skills is not, in itself, a sign of autism. It's also important to remember that a child who does have excellent language skills may still be diagnosable on the autism spectrum. In fact, some children who are diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome have extraordinary language and reading skills.

    there are more

    this is from "htp://autism.about.com/od/earlysignsofautism/a/redflags.htm"
    RENITA13

    Answer by RENITA13 at 10:37 AM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • Autism Symptoms and Early Signs
    What to Look for in Babies, Toddlers, and Children

    http://www.helpguide.org/mental/autism_signs_symptoms.htm

    partial list

    Doesn’t make noises to get your attention.
    Doesn’t initiate or respond to cuddling.
    Doesn’t imitate your movements and facial expressions.
    Doesn’t reach out to be picked up.


    http://www.helpguide.org/mental/autism_signs_symptoms.htm#babies
    RENITA13

    Answer by RENITA13 at 10:39 AM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • my child has autism (rx at three, knew at 2.5)
    things i missed

    did not point to things!!
    young child before speech delay can even be determined- young child will point to things they want...mine did not
    autism is so many different things/signs, but main thing is lack of communication
    this can be speech, or communication that is not speech=eye contact (hard to judge as mom, child will look at you more than anyother and what are you going to compare to?) at a certain age a child will play the copy game=mom says "can you say bubble" and child will try to copy=mine did not-i missed this too
    stares at lights, or spinning things, can sip or swing endlessly and sometimes will NOT get dizzy(vestibular/properoceptive issue when does not get dizzy) can line things up,can ZONE out or play by themselves-lack of social need
    perfers hard topuch to soft touch, can be senosry seeker or avoider=depends
    tantrums extreme
    email me?
    fiatpax

    Answer by fiatpax at 10:43 AM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • how old is your child?
    if speech delay get referral from doc to see therapist
    speech delay can be many things
    therapist will not say autism, but will refer to another doctor if suspected by therapist
    and YES can know if autism early on, if you think there is a possible issue, do not wait, no reason to wait to get your child all the help available. it can be very scary (all parents scared of word autism, but knowing does not make it so, it is what it is=knowledge is power)

    my child referred to therapy for speech delay, therapists first taught me about SPD (sensory processing disorder) and then i read up, and KNEW it was more=autism. Birth to Three(federal program) is great, but only goes to three years old, come to your home, play therapy with child and parent learns how to ENGAGE child when playing, early knowledge is better than waiting, always time to have child fall off the spectrum later

    fiatpax

    Answer by fiatpax at 10:52 AM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • Make an appointment with your Dr. if you are unsure.
    KateShesGreat3

    Answer by KateShesGreat3 at 11:42 AM on Apr. 4, 2011

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