Every child is different and unique in their own special way. Each child’s developmental milestones may vary. Most young children with ASD may:
- Do not turn to the voice of their parents.
- Do not respond to his/her name.
- Do not maintain eye contact.
- May not have any babbling.
- Express their wants and needs using point, gestures, facial expressions.
- Shows repetitive behaviors like rocking back and forth, spinning, flapping hands, lining toysRepeating words and phrases, also known as echolalia.
If your child shows early signs, the next step is to talk to someone for advice. The formal autism evaluation is usually done by a trained developmental pediatrician, child psychologist, neurologists, including neuropsychologists.
Autism spectrum disorder is a developmental disability with core deficits in the communication /language and social skills with restrictive, repetitive patterns of behavior. Children with autism mayhave difficulty developing language and communication skills. They may require help understanding others and expressing themselves to others.
Feeding and Eating problems are common in children with autism. According to the researchers’ children with autism have food selectivity. They may have difficulty with chewing, swallowing, trying new foods, touch certain types of foods. According to the research studies children with autism are
more likely to have gastrointestinal issues than their neurotypical peers.