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Does My Child Have Autism?

Autism spectrum disorders are a form of developmental disorder which affects an individual’s capacity to interact and communicate. Recognizing autism spectrum disorders early can lead to improved living conditions and provide opportunities to access early intervention. If you recognize the early symptoms and signs and signs, you can give your child the assistance they require to develop to grow, develop and flourish.

Autism spectrum disorder symptoms

Certain children exhibit symptoms of autism spectrum disorder at an early age including a lack of eye contact, a lack of reaction to their name, or indifference towards caregivers. Other children develop normally during the initial few months or years of their lives however, there can be signs of diminished emotional responses and aggression, or the losing skills that were previously developed through language or motor movements. The signs typically show up by age 2.

Every child diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder displays an individual pattern of behaviour and that ranges from being low-functioning to highly functioning. The child could or might not be suffering from a language impairment or intellectual impairment.

Certain children who suffer from the disorder struggle with learning and speaking, while other might have a lower intelligence. Some children are normal to high-intelligence. They can learn quickly, but are unable to communicate or apply the knowledge they have acquired in daily situations, particularly when it comes to social interactions. While the symptoms that are identified can differ, the clinical diagnosis is determined by the diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorders to distinguish and assess symptom severity.

Interaction, social communication and interaction with autism

A child diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder could have issues with communication and social interactions.

This could be:

It appears that they don’t understand basic questions or instructions.
Not responding to your name or apprehension that they don’t listen to you in certain situations.
Not being able to recognize nonverbal signals for example, the expressions of other people’s faces and body postures, or the their voice tone.
Not having good eye contact and lack of facial expression.
Improperly interacting with a social situation through engaging in passive, aggressive or causing trouble.
Unable to initiate an argument or keep it going.
Inability to express feelings or emotions and appearing to be unaware of the feelings and thoughts of others.
Doing not point out or bring objects of passion and struggling to seek help in the tasks.
Inability to speak, delayed speech or lost the ability to speak sentences or words.
Verbatim repetition of words or phrases that aren’t in context or aren’t logical to the person speaking.
A voice that has an unusual sound or rhythm or using an unnatural voice or robot-like speech.
It is difficult to grasp jokes and sarcasm.
Does not like cuddling or holding and prefers to play in a group.

Is my child autistic – Behavior patterns

A child diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder might exhibit limited, repetitive behaviour patterns, interests, or interests.

The signs could include:

Been captivated by the specifics of objects like the wheels that spin in an toy car, however not knowing the main reason or the purpose behind the object.
Being extremely sensitive to sound, light or touch, but indifferent to heat or pain.
Establishing specific rituals or routines and then becoming angry with the slightest alteration.
Focusing on an object or an activity with a lack of focus or intensity.
Have trouble with coordination or have unusual movements, or has unusual rigid and exaggerated body movement.
Avoiding engaging in imitation or pretend play, or playing cooperative games with other children.
Making repetitive movements like hand-flapping, spinning or rocking.
Conducting activities that could lead to self-harm, like hitting or banging your head.
Only eating a few certain foods or avoiding foods that have specific textures.

Certain children who suffer from the disorder tend to be more social and show less erratic behaviour as they grow. Even having a diagnosis of autism, those who are more functioning have normal or nearly normal lives. However, those with severe impairments continue to experience problems with their language or social abilities as they transition into the teenage years could bring more emotional and behavioral issues.

When should you seek help?

If you’re worried regarding your child’s growth or you think your child might be suffering from an autism-related disorder you should discuss the issue with your health care team. The symptoms of the disorder may also be connected to other developmental disorders that should be assessed by a health healthcare professional.

Your doctor may suggest developmental tests if your child’s behavior isn’t

Coo or babble by 12 months.
Gesture, like wave or point, can be observed over 14 months.
Social or language abilities at any time.
Simulate facial expressions or sounds at 9 months.
Make-believe or play pretend for 18 months.
React with a smile or smiling face by 6 months.
Speak a word in a single sentence in 16 months.
Two-word phrases should be spoken for 24 months.