First signs of autism
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Autism is a brain disorder that limits a person's ability to communicate and relate to others. The disease occurs in young children, with several stages of severity.
The manifestations of the disease are different from one person to another; some live in their own universe, while others have unusual abilities. Autism spectrum disorders, which affect 1 in 88 children, are five times more frequent among boys than girls.
Early detection, ideally until 8 months of age, provides a more effective treatment designed to reduce the effects of the disorder and helps the child to develop as normally as possible.
Autism is a spectrum of closely related conditions, with similar symptoms. Autism spectrum disorders occur in early childhood and childhood, causing delays in many basic areas of development, such as learning to walk, play or interact with others.
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Repetitive movements (swinging or moving in a circle); Avoid eye contact or touching; Delays in speech; Repeat words or phrases (echolalia); Irritation states occurred due to small changes.
Symptoms in the first year of life.
Even babies are usually interested in socializing, therefore, symptoms are noticed in the first year of life, evaluating how babies interact with the environment. At this age, a child with an autism spectrum disorder can:
It does not react to the mother's voice; They do not answer when they hear his name; He does not look in the eyes of others; Not pointing with your finger; Does not smile and does not respond to stimuli transmitted by others; It does not follow the objects visually.
However, some babies who do not have autism can have the same symptoms, so it is necessary to consult a doctor to establish the exact cause of the child's behavior.
Symptoms in the second year of life.
In the second year of life, the symptoms of autism become more noticeable. While other children, who are already beginning to show the first words and things they want, a child with autism stays away from these natural behaviors. The specific signs of autism at this age are:
No words spoken up to 16 months; There are no imitation games at 18 months; No sentence of at least two words up to 24 months; Loss of speech acquisition; Lack of interest in the things that adults show; Lack of desire to attract attention; Lack of affection; There is no intention to respond when help is required.
Symptoms in older children
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