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

 In Parent Concerns

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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