Symptoms or Signs of Autism, Simplified

Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting
22 Sep 2010

In the previous article “Symptoms or Signs of Autism“, I provided some checklists and descriptions for parents who suspect that their children might have ADS (Autism Spectrum Disorder). In this article I’ll try to re-introduce the subject in a simpler way.

*Autism cannot be diagnosed or identified medically.

*The screening tools are based on the information provided by the parents along with the professionals’ observation of the child at different ages.

*Autism is diagnosed according to criteria defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorder/Fourth Edition/Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR). The American Psychiatric Association published this manual. Mental health professionals use it to diagnose mental disorders.

For infants, ask yourself the following questions

1- Does your child respond to her/his name when she/he is called on?

2- Does your child participate in a common interest? (Like watching an adult person holding a toy or doing a certain activity.)

3- Does your child mimic or copy people?

4-Does your child show emotions and empathy toward people?

5- Does your child play make-believe games?

If the answers to the above questions, or most of them, are “NO”, the parents should consider these signs seriously and do not delay to consult with the family doctor, or a pediatrician, or an experienced psychologist.

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