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What are some signs of autism?

What are some signs of autism?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as ...Read more


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What are some signs of mild autism?

What are some signs of mild autism?

See below.: Mild autism is characterized by persistent abnormalities in social interactions, restricted & highly focused interests, and restricted repetitive and stereotyped behaviors. There's often limited ability to have spontaneous social interactions and a failure to develop friendships. There may be delays in other developmental areas as well. ...Read more

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What are the first signs of autism in baby?

What are the first signs of autism in baby?

In infancy: Core symptoms of autism look different at different ages, but always include delays in social communication. A 4-month-should goo and coo " in sync" with mom, a 6-month-old should raise his arms to be picked up, a 9-month old should respond to his name. The diagnosis includes much more, but these are things parents can notice early. Firstsigns. Org has good checklists for parents. Check it out! ...Read more

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Can autism first show its signs in adulthood?

Can autism first show its signs in adulthood?

No: By definition, some symptoms have to be present by 3 years of age. ...Read more

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What are the earliest signs of autism in a child?

What are the earliest signs of autism in a child?

Some early signs are: decreased eye-to-face gaze at any time & ABSENCE OF social smile by 2 mos., reciprocal gooing & cooing by 4 mos., raising arms to be picked up & babbling @ 6 mos., imitating " pat-a-cake", etc. & consistent turning to name @ 9 mos., responsive wave "bye" @ 10 mos., & pointing with index finger for wants @ 12 mos. Having bizarre jargon (e.g., "digga-digga") is also a clue. See firstsigns. Org. ...Read more

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What are the usual signs of autism in young adults?

Social Impairment: An " insistence on sameness" is one of the hallmarks, an intense focus on a narrow range of subjects, poor eye contact, preference to be alone rather than to be with friends. A relative lack of empathy and interest in others. It is also not unusual for higher functioning autism or aspergers young adults to excel in business, engineering, science, technology, or even entrepreneurship. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are signs of autism in adults?

Could you tell me what are signs of autism in adults?

There is a variety: Autism is characterized by three main areas of difficulty. Communication, social interaction, and social imagination. Diagnosis in adulthood can be a mixed blessing. Some people decide that they are happy with self diagnosis and decide not to ask for a formal diagnosis. Some adults with autism may need support with day-to-day living. Seeing a psychiatrist or clinical psychologist may help. ...Read more

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How is someone diagnosed with autism? What are the signs?

Qualitative impair-: Ments in reciprocal social interaction & social communication + stereotypical, repetitive movements &/or narow, restricted areas of interest are the atypical observable behaviors required for a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorders. Signs & symptoms are specific for different ages & stages of development or levels of cognitive ability. These are listed on www. Autismspeaks. Org ...Read more

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What is the main cause for autism? What signs should I watch out for?

What is the main cause for autism? What signs should I watch out for?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD): Involves difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors, starting with early brain development and usually emerging age 2-3. Causes appear to include genetic and environment. The following website is an excellent source of information to guide you: http://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/autism/detail_autism. Htm. ...Read more

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Are olaying for hours with trains and reading all day signs of autism?

Depends: It depends on the age. It also depends on the person's overall level of sociability. How much eye contact does the person have? There are other characteristics of various forms of autism spectrum disorder, that a board certified child psychiatrist would be able to evaluate and provide an opinion as to the best diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a child, almost 3, suddenly start showing signs of autism?

Is it possible that a child, almost 3, suddenly start showing signs of autism?

Yes, possible: It is possible for a 3-year-old child to start showing signs of autism. Please get the child in to see his/her pediatrician. There are also child psychiatrists and behavioral pediatricians who can help too. ...Read more

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What are the beginning signs of autism? What are things to look for in young children?

Discuss with your dr: Autism may begin to show signs as early as 6 months; it's characterized by:
-impaired social interaction (less cuddly, less eye contact, harder to soothe)
-delayed communication (delayed speech, unusual gestures)
-restricted interests/repetitive behavior (echolalia, ritualistic behavior, unusual movements)
it's worth mentioning your concern to your child's dr, as early intervention may help. ...Read more

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Son 10m not waving or pointing at stuff to communicate, friend said I should b concerned sign of autism, true? What exercise could I do w/ him 2 help

Son 10m not waving or pointing at stuff to communicate, friend said I should b concerned sign of autism, true? What exercise could I do w/ him 2 help

Early yet: If this is the only concern, it's still early. Many children, especially boys, don't start pointing till 12-14 months of age. Is he showing interest in his surroundings, connecting with key adults visually? Does he like to be held? If this is just normal development, there is no way to speed the process. If you are really concerned see his pediatrician, but don't jump to conclusions. ...Read more

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What are the signs of autism in an infant?

What are the signs of autism in an infant?

Depends on age: Typically parents and providers start to notice signs closer to a year as they realize there have been delays in milestones and speech is not developing. Prior to that you may notice that a child prefers not to be held or does not seem to make eye contact and smile and is missing milestones. Alternately you may see an inconsolable child who does not sleep much combined with delays. Low tone also. ...Read more

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What are the signs of autism in an infant?

What are the signs of autism in an infant?

In infancy: Core symptoms of autism look different at different ages, but always include delays in social communication. A 4-month-should goo and coo " in sync" with mom, a 6-month-old should raise his arms to be picked up, a 9-month old should respond to his name. The diagnosis includes much more, but these are things parents can notice early. Firstsigns. Org has good checklists for parents. Check it out! ...Read more

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What are the possible signs of autism in infants?

Autism: Early red flags for autism are the following:
no babbling, no pointing, no gestures by 12 months of age, no any word by 16 months of age, no 2 word sentences or any loss of language skills by 24 months of age. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the signs of aspergers autism?

Need expert help here. What are the signs of aspergers autism?

Asperger's: For a good and quick review please see:
www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/aspergers.../dsection=symptoms
asperger's syndrome — comprehensive overview covers symptoms, treatment for a disorder affecting communication, social skills. ...Read more

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What are the early signs of autism in kids?

What are the early signs of autism in kids?

A few things: Red flags include poor eye contact, speech delays, not seeking comfort if scared or hurt, not liking to be held, odd movements that are symmetric on the left and right side of the body, and little interest in social interactions. ...Read more

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What are the signs of autism in babies and toddlers?

What are the signs of autism in babies and toddlers?

In infancy: Core symptoms of autism look different at different ages, but always include delays in social communication. A 4-month-should goo and coo " in sync" with mom, a 6-month-old should raise his arms to be picked up, a 9-month old should respond to his name. The diagnosis includes much more, but these are things parents can notice early. Firstsigns. Org has good checklists for parents. Check it out! ...Read more

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I would like guide to what are early signs of autism?

I would like guide to what are early signs of autism?

ASDs: Asds begin before age 3. some show sxs within the first few months. Others not until 18 to 24 months of age. Early signs relate to so called social reciprocity and active interaction with the environment including reacting to movement, and objects, turning toward sound,  responding to people's faces, and returning a smile.  see more here: http://www. Cdc. Gov/ncbddd/actearly/index. Html. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of a child with autism?

What are the signs and symptoms of a child with autism?

Core symptoms &: Observable behaviors in a child with Autistic Spectrum Disorder are qualitative impairments in reciprocal social interaction & social communication + stereotyped, repetitive movements &/or narrow, restricted areas of interest. Behaviors are compared to norms for the child's chronological & developmental ages. See firstsigns. Org for the M-CHAT, age 16 mos.-4 yrs. & autismspeaks. Org for specifics. ...Read more

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Docs, could a child, almost 3, suddenly start showing signs of autism?

Docs, could a child, almost 3, suddenly start showing signs of autism?

Not likely: There are usually some signs prior to that age even if they are very subtle. There can be situations in which a child appears to have completely normal development and something triggers a regression. Sometimes the parents are able to identify what they feel is the trigger and other times not. If there is any abnormal development, no matter the suspected cause, it is critical to intervene now. ...Read more

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How to tell if my boyriend who is 22 has aspergers autism? What are the signs?

Ask him if he has: Difficulty understanding that others can have a different point of view than his. Tell him your concerns in a non-judgmental way. Autistic Spectrum Disorder is the sole diagnosis now. It subsumes Asperger Syndrome, but you can use the unapproved scale for adults at http://www. Aspires-relationships. Com/articles_adult_version_austrailian_scale_for_as. Htm to get a general idea of ASD symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it true that hitting your self / hitting your head on the wall a sign of autism?

See below: This is a behavioral disorder. It is possible that an autistic child shows some of this symptoms, but they are not exclusive to autism. Please talk to child psychiatrist or psychologist to investigate further. ...Read more

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Need docs help! I am almost 19, I have signs of autism. How can I tell if I do have autism?

Why do you ask?: Most physicians consider autism a continuum with healthy, happy people who may prefer focusing on academics, low-stimulus environments, and the rich life of the mind. Stop troubling yourself. Ask instead, can you learn to read people, improve social skills, find a strength / endurance sport you like, find the right line of work, and be proud of whatever special gifts you have? ...Read more

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If I could have a type of autism. I know people on the internet can, could these be signs of autism or something else?

Autism: Unfortunately there is not enough information to help you work this out. I would speak to your primary care doctor and discuss a referral to a mental health specialist who is trained to diagnose these types of concerns. ...Read more

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If a child is showing signs of autism at an early age, 17 months, does that mean they are more likely to be on the more severe end of the spectrum?

Not necessarily: I find 17 months towards the later end of showing some suggestive findings. Autism is not all one entity although we tend to lump them together under one name. Most will develop many skill sets that might seem unlikely when first diagnosed. Cautious optimism should be maintained as you work with those that will provide needed therapy and direction down this unpredictable road. ...Read more

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How early is autism detected also what is the very early signs of it? Can you please let me know in depth and what procedures are done to detect it?

Studies of siblings: Of children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder have led to diagnosis & treatment by 12 mos. A baby who does NOT raise arms to be picked up at 6-9 mos., consistently turn to name at 9 mos., wave "bye" responsively & play Pat-a-Cake & Peek-a-boo at 9-10 mos., or point with index finger for desired objects at 12 mos. Needs a multidisciplinary evaluation by your state's Early Intervention Program. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
643 Doctors shared insights

Autism (Definition)

A neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between ...Read more