SIGNS OF AUTISM IN CHILDREN.

SIGNS OF AUTISM IN CHILDREN

-C.A. Curie

ANY ONE OF THESE SYMPTOMS JUSTIFIES AN IMMEDITAE APPOINTMENT WITH A QUALIFIED, AUTISM-AWARE PEDIATRIC NEUROLOGIST!! Many GENERAL PRACTITIONERS, (Family Doctors), are not continuing to educate themselves with cutting edge research, techniques, causes, therapies or current knowledge regarding Autism.

Most doctor’s and educators do not know the signs, symptoms, red flags, etc…of Autism or Autistic Spectrum Disorders, ASD. Further, MOST DOCTORS ARE NOT QUALIFIED TO FORMALLY DIAGNOSE, BUT ONLY TO REFER YOU AND YOUR CHILD TO A PEDIATRIC NEUROLOGIST.

Do not let your child slip through the cracks because of anyone’s lack of Autism awareness.  It happened to me and my sons for 14 months until a Pediatric Neurologist self-referred. My deepest thanks to Dr. Vera Korol at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital, Tacoma, Washington.

SIGNS OF AUTISM IN

CHILDREN

**Normal Speech Development in Toddlers**

According to BornLearning, the average 18-month-old should be able to say 8 to 20 words, follow one-step directions, and identify objects in a book. By the time children are 24 months old, they should have a 50- to 100-word vocabulary.**

Regardless of the wives tales you’ve been told about “just being a slow talker”, you must seek out, (DEMAND), an appointment with a neurological pediatrician to make the assessment.

ANY withdrawal from your touch or the tendency to prefer no clothing, (especially socks), is a sign of tactile dysfunction, a sign of Autism.

The ‘picky eater,’ or Gustatory disorder is a sign of Autism.

Inconsolable temper tantrums, (melt downs), with or without apparent reasons are a sign of Autism.

If your child seems obsessed with inflicting pain on himself, you or others, this is a sign of Autism.

If your child ‘tippy-toes,’ this is a sign of Autism.

If your child spins in circles, pats his head, rocks or flaps his hands, these are signs of Autism.

If your child continues to do any activity for long periods or over and over, this is a sign of Autism.

If your child frequently covers his ears, this is a sign of Autism.

If your child screams for long periods without reasons for apparent pain, this is a sign of Autism.

If your child constantly hums, this is a sign of Autism.

If your child is reluctant to changes, this is a sign of Autism.

Any aversions or overly strong preferences to lights or sounds are signs of Autism.

If your child hasn’t blown a raspberry by the age of one, it is a sign of speech delay, or a sign of Autism.

If your child appears at times to be hearing impaired and does not respond to your voice, this is a sign of Autism.

If your child has sleep disturbance, this is a sign of Autism.

If your child dislikes certain textures, taste or touch, this is a sign of Autism.

If your child seems emotionally withdrawn, this is a sign of Autism.

If your child says the same phrase over and over, (and over), this is a sign of Autism.

If your child seems delayed in any physical reas of growth, (delays), this is a sign of Autism.

If your child loses any skills, this is a sign of Autism.

If your child appears to be hard of hearing, (and you have had his hearing checked), this is a sign of Autism.

If your child does not or cannot make certain sounds, this is a sign of Autism.

If your child under or over reacts to situations, this is a sign of Autism.

If your child seems to be ‘different’ or ‘unique’ compared to other developing children, this is a sign of Autism.

If your child prefers play with Adults over children, this is a sign of Autism.

If your child has an affinity to align his personality to a super hero or cartoon character, this is a sign of Autism.

If your child cannot self feed, this is a sign of Autism.

If your child cannot make eye contact or tends to stare through you, this is a sign of Autism.

If your child gets ‘stuck’ on certain foods and refuses to try others, especially if he once tried everything, this is a sign of Autism.

If your child prefers only ‘mushy’ foods, (baby foods, puddings), this is a sign of Autism.

If your child cannot read your facial expressions or has inappropriate expressions, this is a sign of Autism.

If your child appears to be too perfect and adheres to every rule, this is a sign of Autism.

If your child does not develop friendships with peers, this is a sign of Autism.

If your child is literal or takes everything literally, this is a sign of Autism.

If your child does not understand humor, puns or double meanings, this is a sign of Autism.

If your child begins to read or write before he is speaking, this is a sign of Autism.

If your child has an obsession with numbers, letters, counting or the alphabet, this is a sign of Autism.

If your child walks away from you, or wanders, and does not seem to hear you call him, this is a sign of Autism.

If your child loves to be in high places, this is a sign of Autism.

If your child has an aversion to, or more than likely, is drawn to, WATER, this is a sign of Autism.

The highest incidents of Autism related deaths are as a result of wandering, drowning and falling. -AWAARE)

If your child prefers grunting and pointing rather than the use of words, (caveman characteristics), this is a sign of Autism.

If your child’s field of vision does not follow your finger if you point, this is a sign of autism.

If your child has perfect speech but cannot converse, or his words to not match their meanings, this could be echolalia; a sign of Autism.

If your child has perfect speech and uses a greater vocabulary than other children, this is a sign of Autism.

If your child has an imaginary friend, this is a sign of Autism.

If your child has repetitive behaviors, speech or movement, this is a sign of Autism.

If your child rejects your hugs, this is a sign of Autism.

If your child rubs a spot where he has been touched or acts as though it was a bee sting or needle poke, this is a sign of Autism.

If your child looks at things from a corner or strange perspective, (like the TV or a stack of blocks), this is a sign of Autism.

If your child over or under reacts to obvious pain, this is a sign of Autism.

If your child loves to line things up, arrange things in order, play with only one color, or if your child remembers exactly how things were arranged and never wants to change them, this is a sign of Autism.

If your child’s learning is primarily through mimicking, those around him or the television, this is a sign of Autism.

If your child prefers only starchy foods, whether he over eats or under eats them, he is a ‘starch junky.’ This is a sign of Autism.

If your child eats things like dirt, play-doh, or even detergents, this is pica; this is a sign of Autism.

If your child has repeating gastrointestinal issues (stomach aches), this is a sign of autism.

If your child seems to remember things perfectly, this is a sign of Autism.

Obsessions with organization and routine, and the inability to accept change in those is a potential sign of Autism.

If your child will always do things the same way or insists that you do (same video, same book, same places, same times, same activities), this is a sign of Autism.

If your child prefers to play alone, and can play for long periods without social interaction, this is a sign of Autism.

If you have any ONE of the above listed concerns, your child could be Autistic. Make an immediate appointment with a Pediatric Neurologist (The sooner the better).

It is better to seek a diagnosis and not get one then to not seek one and miss the child’s greatest chance for quality life; Early Intervention.

Err on the side of caution, please.

Do NOT rely on a diagnosis of any other doctor unless he specifically practices medicine with Autistic Disorders as a specialty. Ask to see proof and results. Remember, it was a medical doctor who lied to us about vaccine danger.

I hope this list helps, but it won’t if it’s not read and shared.

Care+Share=Aware.

Please post this where you work, go to school, your church, workplaces, subways, bus stations, the borders, your websites, your home and Time Square if possible. Please share this.

2 Comments

  1. Just to give parents another possibility, a lot of gifted kids who are not autistic have many of these traits too, and gifted kids come with all sorts of quirks and sensitivities.

  2. Found this really useful as I have a six year old who does at least 6-7 of these. Not so easy getting a diagnosis in the uk. 😔

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