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what are some signs of autism?

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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 autism. They frequently do not respond to their name and often have repetitive and unusual behaviors.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Early deficits: You may not recognize how hard you're working to get eye contact. It is easier to notice lack of social smile by 2 mos., reciprocal gooing & cooing by 4 mos., raising arms to be picked up @ 6 mos., imitating " pat-a-cake" & "peek-a-boo" @ 9 mos., turning to name @ 9 mos, babbling or pointing for wants @ 12 mos. Bizarre jargon (e.g., " digga-digga"), lack of joint attention, 12-14 mos.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013

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