Top Signs Your Child May Have Autism

Top Signs Your Child May Have Autism

Top Signs Your Child May Have Autism

Autism or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are terms that have become more prevalent in recent years as research and understanding of this condition improve. This increased focus may also raise your concerns as a parent wondering whether your child may be affected. Recent studies show that 1 in 68 children have ASD. Although it tends to be more prevalent in boys, it does affect girls as well.

What is Autism?

Autism is known as a neurodevelopmental disorder because it affects brain development. It is viewed as a spectrum because the effects can range from mild to profound. Autism affects cognitive ability, communication, socialization, behavior and more. Signs of autism may appear at a very young age, becoming more noticeable as your child gets older.

Recognizing Signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder

It is important to remember that every child is different and develops at their own pace. Familiarizing yourself with common developmental milestones can help you track your child’s progress and alert you to any concerns. Here are few common signs of autism to be aware of:

These are a few of the signs that may indicate ASD in younger children. Remember, just because your child has one or more symptoms does not necessarily mean they have autism. If you are concerned about their development or behavior, contact PediaPlex about diagnostic testing and evaluation, as well as treatment options.

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