SYMPTOMS OF AUTISM
In the United States pediatricians will evaluate children for autism at 18 months and again at 2 years as well as any time a parents voices concern about potential delays. Many pediatricians will run through a list of questions for parents to assess a child’s development. It is referred to as the Modified Checklist for Autism in toddlers.
If you have any concerns about your child’s current development, visit www.M-Chat.org to do a quick assessment and seek further evaluation if you have any concerns.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS IN BABIES AND TODDLERS
www.Helpguide.org has an excellent guide in looking for signs and symptoms of autism in babies and toddlers. They are listed below.
www.Helpguide.org suggests the following delays would warrant an immediate evaluation but your child’s primary care provider.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS IN SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN
There are many instances when the early symptoms are missed or the severity not as great and children can advance to school age before detection. Some of the later indicators for older children would include the following.