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what are the signs of autism at age 4

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
It could be a sign : Of a problem but does not have to be. Some kids are idiopathic toe walkers. Are there any other signs of developmental delay? Try putting heel lifts i ... Read More
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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Doubtful: Persistent tip-toeing could be from tight heel cord and can also be a part of cerebral palsy.
Dr. Carlos Barrios
22 years experience Child Psychiatry
Criteria is more.: Social give and take problems: not having good eye contact to not being able to join up with peers ideas for play. Prefer to be alone/not seeking to ... Read More

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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Windisch
24 years experience Pediatrics
Same as nonautistic: There is no difference in pubertal development between autistic and nonautistic patients.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Normal: Patients with autism enter puberty at the same age as their peers, according to their genetic endowment.
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Same as all Boys: Having autism does, in no way, effect the onset of puberty.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Not necessarily: Evaluation of toddlers with signs of autism includes tests of overall development, like a differential abilities scale & an autism diagnostic observat ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Not necessarily: I find 17 months towards the later end of showing some suggestive findings. Autism is not all one entity although we tend to lump them together under ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Exactly the opposite: Implicit memory at 5 mos. leads to recognition of stranger vs. non-stranger & stranger anxiety at 6 mos. in a neurotypical infant. Have the same ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
No: Six month olds do this all the time. We look at overall development to determine possible problems. Usually the loss of language refers to more soph ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
24 years experience ADHD and Autism
Depends on age: Typically parents and providers start to notice signs closer to a year as they realize there have been delays in milestones and speech is not developi ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
In infancy: Core symptoms of autism look different at different ages, but always include delays in social communication. A 4-month-should goo and coo " in sync" ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammed Younus
30 years experience Psychiatry
Developmental delays: Apart from motor developmental delays, speech and language delays are noticeable early on. Sensitivity to sound/ noise, separation anxiety/stranger an ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Akin
36 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Lack of social skill: Autism usually presents with a delay in language skills and lack of social skills. Watch for eye contact which should be present but often is not in a ... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Juster
35 years experience Pediatrics
See below.: Mild autism is characterized by persistent abnormalities in social interactions, restricted & highly focused interests, and restricted repetitive and ... Read More
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