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Australia, Qatar & Egypt


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Australia, Qatar & Egypt


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Australia, Qatar & Egypt

What are the 3 main signs of autism?

What are the 3 main signs of autism?

By Dr Ahmed Nasr

Signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder In Early Childhood

Autism spectrum disorder is a condition related to brain development that impacts how a person perceives and socializes with others, causing problems in social interaction and communication. The disorder also includes limited and repetitive patterns of behavior.

The term "spectrum" in autism spectrum disorder refers to the wide range of symptoms and severity.

The word “autism” means a developmental disability significantly affecting verbal and non-verbal communication and social interaction.

This non-progressive neurological disorder typically appearing before the age of three years.

It was in 1943 that Leo Kanner, a psychiatrist at Johns Hopkins University, created the diagnosis of autism.

If you think your child exhibits some of these signs, we recommend that you ask your family G.P doctor, pediatrician, psychologist or psychiatrist for a referral for a developmental assessment or referral to a developmental specialist.

Signs for changes in Communication Skills:

. No babbling by 11 months of age.

. No simple gestures by 12 months such as waving bye-bye.

. No single words by 16 months.

. No two-word phrases by 24 months (noun + verb = ‘’baby sleeping’’).

. No response when name is called, causing concern about hearing.

. Loss of any language or social skills at any age.

Signs for Change in Behavior:

. Odd or repetitive ways of moving fingers or hands.

. Oversensitive to certain textures, sound or light.

. Lack of interest of toys, or plays with toys in an unusual way (opening and closing toy parts rather than playing with the toy).

. Compulsions or rituals (has to perform activities in a certain sequence; prone to tantrums if rituals interrupted).

. Preoccupations with unusual interests, such as light switches.

. Unusual fears.

Signs for Changes in Social Skills:

. Rarely makes eye contact while interacting with people.

. Dose not play peek-a-boo.

. Doesn’t point to show things that he/she is interested in.

. Rarely smile socially.

. More interested in looking at objects than at people’s faces.

. Prefer to play alone.

. Doesn’t make attempts to get parents attention; doesn’t follow or look up when someone is pointing at something.

. Seems to be ‘’in his or her own world’’.

. Doesn’t respond to parent’s attempts to play, even if relaxed.

. Avoids or ignores other children who approach them.