Autism Uncovered

Is your child experiencing signs of autism? Some symptoms include: Unexplained behavior, speech delays or impairment, and inability to socialize with friends. If you think your child has any of the above symptoms, your child might be suffering from autism.

So your next question would be, what is autism? It is a developmental disability that some children have, usually defined between the ages of 1 and 3 years. Still, others show signs after age 5.

A lot of parents have a lot of questions, like “what is autism” and “what are the signs of autism” and “what do I need to be looking for?”. These questions come from parents that don’t have a clear understanding of autism.

To shed light to this concern, here are the following autism indications that you can pay attention to in determining if your child has any of these early warning signs. Read on.

First and foremost, if your child is suffering from autism, they most definitely have issues with communication. They either don’t understand adults and children trying to communicate with them or you can’t understand what they are trying to convey to you. Speech delay and the inability to communicate is one of the first signs of autism.

Secondly, if your child repeats gestures or hand signals, this is another symptom. Your child might have a few odd behavioral patterns, this is another sign that your child has autism.

Does your child like to be alone and not play with other children? Another sign. You need to have your child checked for autism if your child has a lack of interest of other children or members of your own household.

Thankfully, there are some tests they can put your child through. There is a Checklist for Autism in Toddlers or CHAT, it is a test answered by both parents and the child. There is also the Childhood Autism Rating Scale (CARS) to help determine if your child has mild, average or severe autism. These tests are crucial in getting the correct treatment for your child. Autism is a life long disability, but don’t think you are alone in this battle. There are also institutions that cater to helping your child and your family.

About the Author: