Answer by Augusta at 10:23 PM on May. 24, 2011
Answer by smurfyangel at 10:59 PM on May. 24, 2011
You CAN tell some of the signs of autism in a 1 year old. While there are not any 'absolute indicators' there are some red flags that need to be checked out. Your doctor SHOULD be doing screenings. Mine did the screenings starting at 9 months.
Some signs for THAT age are:
No big smiles or other warm, joyful expressions by six months or thereafter
No back-and-forth sharing of sounds, smiles, or other facial expressions by nine months or thereafter
No babbling by 12 months
No back-and-forth gestures, such as pointing, showing, reaching, or waving by 12 months
If your child has any of these symptoms, please get them evaluated. It is NOT saying your child is on the spectrum, but it could be possible.
Answer by layh41407 at 11:10 PM on May. 24, 2011
What concerns you about your son? My son smiled, but he didn't point at that age. It can vary. Does your pediatrician do screenings? If you are still concerned, keep up with the symptoms and make sure he is reaching the milestones.
http://www.autismspeaks.org/ has a lot of good information if you feel the need to continue looking.
Answer by layh41407 at 7:07 PM on May. 27, 2011
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