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What are the signs of autism?

July 11, 2014 - cornerstoneac

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