15 Early Signs of Autism

15 Early Signs of Autism

15 Early Signs of Autism

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15 Early Signs of Autism

 Autism is considered a disability from a legal point of view. This is because Autistic people need access to extra support, care, and government aid. Since each person with Autism is unique, their need for support also varies. In other words, it simply means a person with Autism has a unique nervous system. Further, Autistic have atypical brains.

Limited and repetitive patterns of conduct are also part of the illness. Although there is no cure for autism spectrum condition, there are treatments available. Early detection and intervention are the most beneficial, since they can aid with behaviour, abilities, and language development. Intervention, on the other hand, is beneficial at any age. Though children with autism spectrum disorder do not usually outgrow their symptoms, they can learn to function well.

Autistic people have a high vulnerability in everyday life. Early intervention improves outcomes in young children with autism.  Despite increased awareness, many children are not diagnosed with autism until age four or more! Detecting autism as early as possible is essential.

The following are 15 early signs autism/Red Flags to identify autism. If a child is not

  1. Babbling
  2. Pointing
  3. Showing objects to caregivers
  4. Able to do gestures
  5. Able to share enjoyment
  6. Doing movements or actions properly (Repetitive movements or actions)
  7. Maintaining eye contact
  8. Following an adult’s pointed finger
  9. Paying more attention to objects than people
  10. Playing with toys
  11. Copying actions or sounds
  12. Responding to his or her name when called
  13. Engaged in pretend play
  14. Responding emotionally
  15. Imitating others behaviours

Contact a Speech Language Therapist if you suspect any of the aforementioned difficulties with your child.

Click here to test if your child has a speech delay.

It is hoped that providing therapy at a very young age, when a child’s brain development is most receptive to learning, can alter the course of autism.

15 Early Signs of Autism

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HEAD LAG TEST for early signs to identify Autism

The HEAD LAG test to check Autism in Infants is a great tool for parents of babies as young as 6 months. Here is a video!

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