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What are the symtoms of an autautistic child?
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Dr. Garron Miller
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree
In brief: See below
Three main things.
1-inadequate social skill per age 2-delayed speech for age 3-repetative habbits or fixations there are forms to fill out such as an mchat from your physician.

In brief: See below
Three main things.
1-inadequate social skill per age 2-delayed speech for age 3-repetative habbits or fixations there are forms to fill out such as an mchat from your physician.
Dr. Garron Miller
Dr. Garron Miller
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental screening tests & M-CHAT are available on firstsigns.org.
Brittany Chan
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: See below.
Autistic children have problems w/ social interactions (do not emotionally connect or form relationships w/ others), may have communication deficits such as delayed speech, and often engage in repetitive behavior (hand flapping, repeatedly banging toys).
Symptoms present before age 3. 70% of children with autism also suffer from mental retardation (iq below 70).

In brief: See below.
Autistic children have problems w/ social interactions (do not emotionally connect or form relationships w/ others), may have communication deficits such as delayed speech, and often engage in repetitive behavior (hand flapping, repeatedly banging toys).
Symptoms present before age 3. 70% of children with autism also suffer from mental retardation (iq below 70).
Brittany Chan
Brittany Chan
Answer assisted by Brittany Chan, Medical Student
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
In brief: Symptoms vary with
age. Earliest signs are deficits in reciprocal social interactions & social communication.
Stereotypical, repetitive, non-functional movements are displayed early in some toddlers, but may be hard to spot. Narrow, restricted areas of interest are often evident by age 3. For assessment call San Andreas Early Start at 800-404-5900 for ages birth-3, or school district, http://www.pausd.org, for 3-5.

In brief: Symptoms vary with
age. Earliest signs are deficits in reciprocal social interactions & social communication.
Stereotypical, repetitive, non-functional movements are displayed early in some toddlers, but may be hard to spot. Narrow, restricted areas of interest are often evident by age 3. For assessment call San Andreas Early Start at 800-404-5900 for ages birth-3, or school district, http://www.pausd.org, for 3-5.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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