Symptoms of Autism

Symptoms of Autism

The characteristic behaviors of autism spectrum disorder may be apparent in infancy (18 to 24 months), but they usually become clearer during early childhood (24 months to 6 years).

  1. Avoiding eye contact
  2. Avoiding physical contact
  3. Rocking, spinning, or other repeated movements
  4. Delayed speech development
  5. Repetitive speaking of words or short phrases
  6. Inability to cope with small changes in a daily routine
  7. Limited or no interactions with peers

Additional symptoms can be: Poor coordination while running or climbing, poor hand control, constipation, and poor sleeping. Some children develop seizures.

Image courtesy: http://www.autismtopics.org/

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