Autism can be a distressing condition for the parent because it means that the child needs special care and attention. Despite this, there is no reason to give up on the child as there are many types of medication and specialists who can help a child with autism.
As such, it is very important to take note of the common symptoms before it is too late. In most cases, the child could have difficulty in social interactions and has certain behaviour that could be deemed as unusual. Motor development meanwhile might be later than usual while some would have very specialized interest areas.
Among the top signs of autism include:
Interaction – The child might find it difficult to interact with other children about the same age. He could be isolated at times and tends to talk to himself
Laughing – If the child laughs for no apparent reason or abruptly, it could be a sign of autism. Check and see if he is thinking of something funny or if he finds normal occurrences like a cat walking funny.
Eye Contact – A child who refuses to make eye contact needs to be attended to. Take note of the child’s eye movements when you are talking to him or her. If the eyeballs are moving everywhere, then you need to have this condition checked.
Pain – A child who does not feel much pain when he falls could be a sign of autism. The truth is, it is not that the child does not feel pain but is unable to fathom and communicate the feeling.
Hyper Active or Hyper Passive – Either way, this child needs to be treated. It is more crucial if these occur very randomly which could lead to ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder)
Turning Balls – A child who likes to turn a ball over and over again is an early sign of autism. This can be in other forms as long as it is an action that is repetitive.
Not Aware of Danger – This is something that parents need to be very careful even if a child does not have autism. If your child demonstrates behaviour of not being aware of danger like running across the road without looking and such, then check to see if it happens all the time.
Abrupt tantrums – This is the most common signs of autism. A child with autism is prone to throwing tantrums for no apparent reason.
Learning – If your child does not accept the conventional method of teaching, then you should consider seeing a specialist who can tell you if he is autistic or not.
Isolation – A child who likes to be isolated need not necessary be having depression. A child with autism tends to like being alone because he wants to do other things which could be unusual like getting attracted to a certain type of insect and such.
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