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The most common signs of autism spectrum disorder

The Most Common Signs Of Autism Spectrum Disorder

One of the most important things that parents or caregivers should do is know the early signs of autism spectrum disorder and recognize the normal developmental milestones that a child should reach during normal development.

What are the most common signs of autism spectrum disorder?

The age at which autism spectrum disorder is diagnosed and the severity of early signs vary greatly from one individual to another. In some children, hints appear in the first months, and in other cases, behaviors become clear at the age of two or three. Children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder may not show all signs.

Here are some symptoms that indicate the risk of being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder

If you notice some of these symptoms, you should tell your pediatrician or family doctor immediately to conduct some evaluations for the child:

At 6 months old:

Few or no smiles, no expressions and emotions, limited or no eye contact.

At 9 months old:

There is very little or no interaction in terms of making sounds, smiles or facial expressions.

At 12 months:

Lack of speech or lack of speech, Few or no gestures, such as pointing or waving, and little or no response to the name when called.

At 16 months:

Very few or no words.

At 24 months:

Very few or no two-word phrases and sentences (may include imitation or repetition only).

Signs that may occur at any age include:

  • Loss of previously acquired speech, babbling, or social skills.
  • Avoid eye contact.
  • Constant preference for solitude.
  • Difficulty understanding other people’s feelings.
  • Delay in language development.
  • Continuous repetition of words or phrases (paraphrasing).
  • Resistance to minor changes in routine or surrounding environment.
  • Limited interests.
  • Repetitive behaviors (swinging, Rotation).
  • Unusual reactions to sounds and smells, And taste, And the lights, And the colors.

Recent research confirms that appropriate early intervention can determine whether a child is at risk of being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder until the age of one year. While every child develops differently from the other.

Early diagnosis and intervention for the child may significantly improve and improve outcomes. Studies have shown that early and intensive behavioral intervention may develop learning, communication, and improve social skills in children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Reference:

Learn the Signs of Autism | Autism Speaks