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What's the best way to know if my 2 year old has autism?

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Dr. James Courey
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Observation : Because there are no blood tests to test for autism, we rely on behavioral observations. For parents here are a few questions: does your child make eye contact? Will they imitate you? Do they respond to their names? Do they play with a wide variety of toys? Does your child point to show you things? If you answer no to 2 or 3 of these, see your pediatrician and share your concerns. Best!

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Ear OK: The goal of taking the temperature of a child is to determine if they have a fever, which is a temperature over 100.4 f or 38 c. In a baby 6 months or less, it is important to get as accurate of a temp as possible, therefore use a rectal thermometer. In a 2 year old, an estimated temp is fine, so a thermometer which uses the ear or temporal artery is fine and much less invasive.
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