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What are the symtoms of an autautistic child?

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Dr. Brittany Chan
Dr. Brittany Chananswered
Pediatrics 11 years experience
See below.: Autistic children have problems w/ social interactions (do not emotionally connect or form relationships w/ others), may have communication deficits such as delayed speech, and often engage in repetitive behavior (hand flapping, repeatedly banging toys). Symptoms present before age 3. 70% of children with autism also suffer from mental retardation (iq below 70).
Dr. Garron Miller
Pediatrics 23 years experience
See below: Three main things. 1-inadequate social skill per age 2-delayed speech for age 3-repetative habbits or fixations there are forms to fill out such as an mchat from your physician.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral 51 years experience
Developmental screening tests & M-CHAT are available on firstsigns.org.
Oct 8, 2014
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral 51 years experience
Symptoms vary with: age. Earliest signs are deficits in reciprocal social interactions & social communication. Stereotypical, repetitive, non-functional movements are displayed early in some toddlers, but may be hard to spot. Narrow, restricted areas of interest are often evident by age 3. For assessment call San Andreas Early Start at 800-404-5900 for ages birth-3, or school district, http://www.pausd.org, for 3-5.

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