Signs of Autism in Children

Some common signs of autism in children include difficulty with social interactions, difficulty with communication, repetitive behaviors, and a lack of interest in activities that most children enjoy. Some specific signs to look for in children include:

  • Not responding to their name
  • Not making eye contact
  • Not pointing or waving to show interest in something
  • Not imitating others’ actions or words
  • Not engaging in pretend play
  • Repeating the same movements or words over and over
  • Having trouble adapting to changes in routine
  • Having difficulty with transitions
  • Becoming extremely upset by minor changes
  • Having unusually strong reactions to certain sounds, textures, or other sensory experiences

It is not recommended to try to self-assess a child for autism and keep in mind that every child is different and may not exhibit all of these or any symptoms. Additionally, autism can present itself in different ways in different children. Autism is a complex condition that can be difficult to diagnose, and it is best to have a child assessed by a healthcare professional who is trained in diagnosing and treating autism.

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