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Can too much independent play be a sign of autism?

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Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: It depends...

Children need independent play to grow and develop the imagination.
While children who have difficulty socially interacting with other children is concerning for autism, just because a child is playing alone don't worry too much. Shyness is real too. Discuss your concerns with your doctor so that he or she can assess "the big picture".

In brief: It depends...

Children need independent play to grow and develop the imagination.
While children who have difficulty socially interacting with other children is concerning for autism, just because a child is playing alone don't worry too much. Shyness is real too. Discuss your concerns with your doctor so that he or she can assess "the big picture".
Dr. James DuRant
Dr. James DuRant
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends on age

the amount of independent play needs to be looked up considering the age of the child.
In addition is there play that involves other children that seem appropriate? there are many children who just like to play by themselves at times

In brief: Depends on age

the amount of independent play needs to be looked up considering the age of the child.
In addition is there play that involves other children that seem appropriate? there are many children who just like to play by themselves at times
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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