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Can you tell me how can i know a 3 year old child has asperger's syndrome?

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Ask for evaluation: Ask for an evaluation from a birth to clinic. In ct these are run by the state. They do screening for autism ; other developmental delays in young children. Usually, if a child is on the spectrum, it is picked up by a nursery school teacher who would ask to speak to you about their concerns. Your pediatrician would also be someone who could help you assess what is wrong.
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Dr. Carlos Barrios
Child Psychiatry 25 years experience
Social give and take: 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 start social interaction. This is central and it is not situational e.g like a social anxiety. Two other key areas: social communication probs and restricted patterns of behavior. Full criteria at: http://www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism/diagnosis
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Last updated Jun 26, 2020
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