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Child Wont Look Up Or Make Eye Contact
When mature: Except in special cases when a contact lenses is needed for visual reasons in the very young, the basic rule for time to wear contacts is maturity. The child must be old enough to totally take care of the lense, insertion, removal, cleaning, keeping to schedule without the need for parental involvement. Typically this is about age 12 for girls and 14 for boys. ...Read more
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Is "avoiding eye contact" a sure sign of autism? Or could it be a normal thing for 1.5 years child?
Could be normal: As they say, there are no "pathognomic signs" -- nothing which definitively establishes that a person has this or that disorder. So it could be normal; it could be not normal but not autism; or it could conceivably be autism. However, it would be unwise to be concerned that avoiding eye contact alone, as an isolated feature, points to autism, when it may be, as you suggest, nothing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My child 5 yrs old, often has a slight fever for a few days and during this time, sleep is disturbed, eye contact reduced and angry behaviour. Why?
My baby inhaled cannabis smoke when she was 5 months old and now she is 4 and can't say a word or make eye contact. Could it be the cannabis effect?
Socialization issues: Effective communication between humans involves eye contact. It's considered to be one more of many features of autistic spectrum disorder, the new way of describing what we use to diagnose as asperger's. But, remember that other disorders such as those under the amxiety disorders "umbrella" and even psychotic disorders with paranoid ideation can also cause people to have "avoidant" eye-gaze. ...Read more
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