What are signs that my child might be on the Autism Spectrum?

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Signs of autism might be isolated or appear with symptoms of other disorders. Some signs of Autism Spectrum disorder may include:

  • Lacks full ability to get the attention of parents and others.
  • Limited use of pointing to encourage someone to look at what they see.
  • Limited attempt to get attention by showing toys or objects.
  • Limited eye contact with parents and others.
  • Behavior includes repetitive patterns of activities.
  • Indifference or appearance of aloofness toward other people.
  • Doesn’t use language as a tool for conveying information.
  • Finds enjoyment in small aspects of things, such as part of a toy and not the whole toy.
  • Increased sensitivity to sound and fascination with visual stimuli.
  • Lack of pleasure from gentle touch but enjoyment of firm pressure.
  • Greater use taste and smell versus hearing and vision.
  • Poor coordination such as clumsiness and posture.
  • Highly active or under active.
  • Unusual mood swings, such as excitement and sadness.
  • Unusual eating, drinking and sleeping habits.

We can provide more detailed information on signs and therapy for Autism Spectrum

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