Signs of Autism

  • At 1 year: No babbling or pointing
  • At 16 months: No words, or words have disapeared
  • At 2 years: No phrases, or phrases has dropped
  • Repeating words or phrases in place of normal responsive language. Even echolalia
  • Repetitive behavior
  • Little or no eye contact
  • Enjoys movement and is calmer when rocking, swinging or jumping or shaking body or head
  • Flapping hands, Tiptoeing or biting
  • Displaying odd play such as playing with doors, fixated with spinning objects, stacking toys, lining up toys
  • Laughing or showing distress for reasons not apparent to others
  • Unexplainable excessive crying
  • Not using age appropriate words when communicating
  • Aggression which is unexplained
  • Difficulty in expressing needs
  • Little or no smiling
  • Prefers to be alone, aloof manner
  • Over sensitive to certain sounds such as vacuum cleaner sounds or dog barking
  • Resisting change to set routine
  • Delay in spoken language
  • Your child likes playing on their own-solitary play
  • Completely indifferent to others feeling
 

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