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What are some signs of autism?

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Dr. Kathryn Akin
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Kathryn Akin
Dr. Kathryn Akin
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Early deficits

You may not recognize how hard you're working to get eye contact.
It is easier to notice lack of social smile by 2 mos., reciprocal gooing & cooing by 4 mos., raising arms to be picked up @ 6 mos., imitating " pat-a-cake" & "peek-a-boo" @ 9 mos., turning to name @ 9 mos, babbling or pointing for wants @ 12 mos. Bizarre jargon (e.g., " digga-digga"), lack of joint attention, 12-14 mos.

In brief: Early deficits

You may not recognize how hard you're working to get eye contact.
It is easier to notice lack of social smile by 2 mos., reciprocal gooing & cooing by 4 mos., raising arms to be picked up @ 6 mos., imitating " pat-a-cake" & "peek-a-boo" @ 9 mos., turning to name @ 9 mos, babbling or pointing for wants @ 12 mos. Bizarre jargon (e.g., " digga-digga"), lack of joint attention, 12-14 mos.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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