What are The Symptoms of Autism?

The symptoms of autism include poor speech development.

When diagnosing autism in children, one of the first signs that doctors look for is one that is usually spotted by parents. Delayed speech development causes parents to bring the child to see the doctor. This first sign is an indicator to the pediatrician that a child may be autistic. Most children who are autistic are detected when they are brought to the doctor because of poor speech development.

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Poor speech development is not necessarily caused by autism. Other factors can cause delayed language development in children. Usually, by age one, children can recognize the names of some objects, and be attentive to sounds in their immediate environment. When a baby can watch intently but doesn’t react to sound, hearing loss may be present.

By age two, children can combine two words to make simple sentences. Children who have auditory processing disorder have a problem with decoding speech sounds. These children improve with speech and language therapy.

When diagnosing autism, the doctor looks for additional signs, such as compulsive repetitive behavior and impaired intelligence. For example, a child with autism may spend hours lining up their toy cars.

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Asperger individuals and children with autism display uneven profiles of performance in traditional tests of intelligence. However they score higher in the Raven’s Progressive Matrices, a test which tests reasoning and high-level abstraction. The Raven’s Progressive Matrices also test a child’s ability to find new ways to solve problems.

Children with autism also often display a preoccupation with inanimate objects. 

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  1. coool:)

  2. Informative and rather useful.

  3. Hi Magus

  4. There is a fine line between infantil autism and aspergers.

  5. Good informative article. I find it all quite difficult to spot and there seems to be quite a spectrum of symptoms.

  6. Informative one. Packed of facts. First time to hear about this condition. Thanks friend for sharing it here.

  7. very well explained and informative and i find the pics are cute.

  8. A very nice article. My nephew has Asperger’s and is a member of MENSA though he has problems with day to day chores

  9. very informative

  10. Thanks

  11. @Adrn
    People with autism tend to be highly gifted in some areas.

  12. Thanks Star

  13. very informative.

  14. You’re welcome Pruelpo

  15. A good share here Sharifa cheers

  16. @Elle
    You’re right
    Asperger’s is sometimes called high-functioning autism.

  17. Thanks Anit

  18. Cheers Matt

  19. v. good! a disease that parents dread for their children!

  20. Very good. You explained it well. I know the cutest girl whose parents do not know how or will not treat her right. They had to take her to some type of place (I don’t know what kind) but she was punching holes in the wall and she also has adhd. My mom wants her because us two could give her so much love and treat her right for her autism. THey are always screaming, never hug her.

  21. I have a friend whose child is autistic. these children need lots of special care.

  22. @Pattiann
    They can’t deal with the stress

  23. @Ruby
    They do.

  24. @Erwin
    You’re right about that.

  25. The child of one of my friends has Autism, along with ADHD. It is really a test for the parents to watch their child suffer like this.

  26. It’s not good to try going through that test alone. Autism support groups are great for sharing resources, knowledge and support.

  27. @Rose
    There are many.

  28. A pretty good and informative article.

    Very well presented.

  29. Good information . These special children have special gifts and talents.

  30. A very good and useful post. I am a preschool teacher and so far, I and my co-teacher can spot easily those children with autism. And thanks for providing an even explained article about this matter.

  31. ;-)

  32. @Papaleng
    They do.

  33. @Ittechil

  34. Useful information on autism!

  35. nice share useful information

  36. Your article was very informative. One of my best friends has two children who are autistic and her youngest child has developmental problems too.

  37. Ok thanks for the heads up on that, But this article was very informative thanks.

  38. Good article. Dunno what else I could say as I have no kids and my only experience with autistic people was guy in the neighboring class in high school whom I never even saw, just knew he was there (since teachers told us so that we could behave properly and not upset him …).

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