Saturday, January 9, 2010

Signs of Autism

When parents finally hear that their child has Autism it brings out a variety of emotions. For some parents hearing your child has autism can be a heart wrenching ordeal.

There are signs and symptoms a parent can look for if they think their child might have Autism. It is usually apparent that there might be a problem before a child turns three years old.

If your child is showing problems with speech, there might be a reason for concern. You need to think and observe whether your child is taking longer than most children their age to talk.

Think about whether your child is meeting the development stages on time.

Children with Autism do not seem to show much if any emotion. Normally children start crying if they see another kid crying. A young child with autism will not.

When your child is a couple of years older they seem to keep forgetting anything taught to him. Some children with Autism do not seem to retain whatever you teach them.

It is also important for parents to remember that all children with Autism will not show all the signs and symptoms at the same time.

Some children will become obsessed with a certain object or subject.

If you find these signs and symptoms in your child you may want to consult with your child’s doctor. A simple evaluation and check up can help alleviate your fears or put you on the path to getting help

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