Common Indicators of Autism Spectrum
We are focusing on Autism Acceptance Month this month, and today we will look at the most common indicators of Autism Spectrum Disorder. As early as three years of age, children may exhibit some of these signs. You can find more detailed information at the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Your Toddler Does Not:
- Respond to his name by 12 months
- Point to objects of interest by 14 months
- Engage in imaginative or “pretend” activities by 18 months
- Exhibit a delay in speech
Your Young Child Does Not:
- Engage in conversational turns, instead repeats words or phrases over and over
- Speak with inflection and emphasis, using a monotone voice instead
- Exhibit appropriate physical contact; ignoring personal space boundaries or avoiding physical contact
- Consider the feelings, interests or thoughts of others in his actions or conversations
- Adjust well to change in routine
For more detailed information, we encourage you to visit the CDC website here. If you know or suspect your child has an Autism Spectrum Disorder, check out our next posts to learn about how LearningRx one-on-one brain training can help!