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5 Early Signs That Your Kid May Have Autism

Updated on December 13, 2017

According to the Centre for control of the diseases in the USA, today every 1 in 68 kids has some form of this disorder, compared with 1 in every 88 kids in the 2012 year and 1 in every 110 kids in the 2010 year.

  • What is autism?

Autism is a neurobehavioral condition which has some characteristic symptoms that include:

  • Verbal and non-verbal communication difficulties
  • Social impairments
  • Thinking and behaving impairments
  • Repetitive behaviors

But you should notice that this is a spectrum disorder, so the level of the expression of these disorders may vary in every person differently.

As a parent, you are in the best position to spot whether your kid has some unusual signs of mental development according to his/her years. You are able to see some early signs that may be related to autism. Just have one thing in mind: You can see some signs, but only a medical professional can say for sure whether it is autism and precise the level.

  • Does the baby react when you call his/her name?

Usually, the babies that have normal development have some reactions when they hear their name. Opposite to them, the babies that have lately diagnosed autism don’t react when they hear their name.

Babies with autism selectively react on sounds. For example, babies with autism won’t react when someone calls them by their name, but they can react on a sudden turning on of the television.

  • Is your baby included in activities that are looking for “mutual attention”?

“Mutual attention” means that the kid is joining some other kid in order to observe the same object or to do the same activity.

For example, a kid can see some dog and say to the parents: “Look”.

But, a kid with autism does not redirect its view from people to object and vise versa.

  • Imitation and repetition

Babies normally imitate the others. They can do it through some facial expressions, with their voices or some other gestures.

  • Is your baby reacting to some other person’s emotions?

Babies smile when someone else smiles at them, or when they play with toys. Are they see a child crying, most probably they will start to cry too.

On the other side, a kid with autism can ignore these reactions around him.

  • Is your kid playing with acting?

Little kids adore playing with acting (they act like they are a mother, a father, a baby and etc.). The ability to play these kinds of games is developed until the end of the second year.

Generally, the ability to play is missing in a 2-year-old child with autism.


If you are worried about your kid’s behavior, please consult with your pediatrician.

© 2017 Rodna Guguljanova


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