Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) are a group of conditions characterised by the presence of abnormal social communication and interaction patterns. These patterns may be evident early in life, sometimes as early as eighteen months old, and can often continue to develop over time.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
, one in every 68 children in the United States has been diagnosed with autism. Even though it’s a common condition, many people don’t know what the signs of autism are or how to tell if their child might have it. If you aren't familiar with autism, I recommend reading this post
to get a wider view of autism.
Fortunately, there are some simple signs of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that can help you determine if your baby or toddler may have autism. If you suspect your child may be struggling with sensory processing, try using these techniques to boost his or her social skills. One of the first signs of autism is poor communication between parents and children.
Even young kids who have average intellect may struggle to understand what parents say if they speak slowly or use a different dialect than them. By keeping an eye out for these characteristics as they appear, you could spot the early signs of autism sooner rather than later.