14 Feb Signs of Autism in infants
Are you worried your infant may be showing signs of autism? Learn the warning signs to watch for in children two years and younger.
This video will show the age progression of an infant diagnosed with autism. We will see the developing symptoms of autism as the child grows older.
What We Learned from this Video:
- Raiden was diagnosed with high-functioning autism at two and a half years old.
- For the first six months of his life, the child showed no warning signs and was hitting developmental milestones.
- The first warning sign was the lack of acknowledgement when Raiden’s name was called.
- He began “hand-flapping” at 10 months, but his parents were told by a pediatrician that this was normal behavior until about 18 months.
- Raiden was transfixed by spinning wheels, keeping himself entertained by them for up to 30 minutes.
- He would also spend 20-30 minutes looking through books.
- At 15 months, Raiden began refusing to eat foods with certain textures.
- Raiden would spend upwards of 15 minutes spinning/walking in circles.
Symptoms of autism will not show themselves until roughly six months of age. Be on the lookout for lack of acknowledgement of interaction, self-stimulation such as hand-flapping or spinning, and pickier eating based on texture. If you think your child is exhibiting these warning signs, schedule a consultation with us so that we can give you the peace of mind you’re looking for.