By Trever Lima
There are two common types for the onset for autism. The first is when child won’t regularly talk and remember faces/voices. The second is when the child learns progressively learn for a year or two and then forget the skills they previously knew.
Developmental screening- a short test to see if the child is learning basic skills for the age group
comprehensive evaluation-“ looking at the child’s behavior and development and interviewing the parents. It may also include a hearing and vision screening, genetic testing, neurological testing, and other medical testing.”
Most people are diagnosed between ages one and three but signs usually are noticed before then due to autism developing before the person is born.
Signs and Symptoms
Possible signs as a young child are (when young)
doesn't often make meaningful eye contact and respond to familiar voices
may never speak
repeated play due to lack of imagination
clapping due to excitement or disappointment
arranging of crayons instead of using them
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