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Does a baby with delayed motor development have autism?

12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
9 doctors agree

In brief: Usually not

Autism has several characteristics, motor impairment not being one of them.They are stricken with problems interacting with the world around them.

In brief: Usually not

Autism has several characteristics, motor impairment not being one of them.They are stricken with problems interacting with the world around them.
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Not unusually, motor development is a relative strength, as opposed to language and social interactions. With young children (under age 2 years), the normal motor development may fool parents and pediatricians into believing "things are fine" for awhile when they definitley are not.
Dr. Glenn Archibald
Psychiatry
6 doctors agree

In brief: Not necessarily

Many things can cause delayed motor development.
Autism however, now called autistic spectrum disorder, is more specific and can comprise of a set of symptoms including, language delay or regression, verbal and nonverbal communication problems, problems socializin, repetitive rigid or stereotyped interest or behavior, placid our very irritable as a baby, feeding problems, and symptoms before age 3.

In brief: Not necessarily

Many things can cause delayed motor development.
Autism however, now called autistic spectrum disorder, is more specific and can comprise of a set of symptoms including, language delay or regression, verbal and nonverbal communication problems, problems socializin, repetitive rigid or stereotyped interest or behavior, placid our very irritable as a baby, feeding problems, and symptoms before age 3.
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