A 3-year-old male asked:
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why doesn't my 3-year-old son with autism answer to his name? he knows his name, hears well, and has quite a bit of speech, so he should be able to.

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Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Common autism trait: One of the hallmarks of autism is the impaired ability to recognize or interact to social cues in the usual way. No one really knows why this happens, but is quite common in autistic children. If possible, a hearing screen can be performed to make sure hearling loss is not a contributing factor.
Answered on May 3, 2015
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Dr. Carlos Barrios
23 years experience Child Psychiatry
Therapies in place: A child with autism simply does not place meaning on social cues e.g. name being called. like you and I do. Notice I did not say he completely ignores it- it may mean something to him we just don't know. But he can be trained but will need ABA (applied behavioral analysis)- most recognized and researched to behaviorally retrain people with autism.google or ck out www.autismspeaks.org tk care
Answered on Feb 2, 2016
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