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Could My Child Have Autism?

No individual symptom is a sign of autism, and no two children with autism have an identical symptom. There are no medical tests that can determine whether a child is an autistic, and there are no hard and fast rules how autism should be diagnosed. In fact, in some cases, it can be tough for even a professional to diagnose a child has an autism spectrum disorder. But if your child has the following symptoms and they can't be recognized to any other disorder it might be a good idea to consider an autism screening or autism evaluation.
Speech and Communication Delays and Differences Child with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) will almost have the challenges with speech and language, but unless the challenges are obvious (For Example, a five-year-old child with no spoken language), they can be hard to spot. That's because children with autism may use plenty of words, and may even use more words than their typical peers. Here are some tips for determining if your child is facing diff…

Why Early Screening for Autism Recommended for Children?

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Generally, children between the ages of 18 months and 4 years should regularly be screened for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The initial screening should be done when the child is 18 months and again when she/he is 2years. This screening is highly recommended, even if children do not show any signs of development delay. Screenings during the first 2 years of a child’s life are crucial. Regular universal screenings and screenings for ASD are recommended for checkups will often lead to an earlier diagnosis of ASD. There is growing recognition among parents that early intervention and diagnosis can yield better outcomes for an Autism child. Here are a few symptoms of autism spectrum disorder: Delay in languageDelay in smilingFailure to respond to their namesFailure to follow parent’s gazeFailure to respond when pointing at something These are subtle but critical risky signs that are most common reasons for evaluating achild for ASD. However, these are limited to children within the age …