Autism Information

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Early Detection of Autism

Early Detection of Autism
These are some of the red flag signs that are helpful in early detection of autism in babies;

  • No smiling or any other expression by six months of age.
  • No babbling by the age of 12 months.
  • No back-and-forth sharing of sounds or facial expressions between the baby and other individuals by nine months.
  • No attempt to speak by the age of 16 months.
  • No spontaneous attempts to create 2 word phrases by two years of age.
  • They attempt to avoid physical contact becoming limp when they are picked up.
  • They are often described as being either overly agitated or overly passive.


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