What are the signs of autism?
- No babbling or pointing by 12 months
- No single words by 16 months or two-word phrases by 24 months
- No response to name
- Loss of language or social skills
- Poor eye contact
- No smiling
- Impaired ability to make friends
- Absence or impairment of imaginative or social play
- Stereotyped, repetitive or unusual use of language
Behaviors suggesting your child may struggle with autism most often occur between ages 2 and 6. None of the aforementioned behaviors represents an immediate indication of autism. But if you’ve observed any of them, you should consider a comprehensive evaluation from a clinical psychologist.
July 11, 2014, cornerstoneac