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Child Autism London

Child Autism London

6 Child Autism Traits London Parents Must Watch Out For

One of the hardest parts about dealing with child autism for London parents is knowing which traits that they need to be monitoring. Parents cannot always be expected to know everything on their own and when you do not have a background in the medical background, recognizing early child autism traits is difficult.

The time has come for parents to educate themselves on this important manner, so let's take a closer look at the most common child autism traits that affect London children.

6 Child Autism Traits London Parents Must Watch Out For

Lack of Smiles

Most children are smiling on a regular basis by the time they reach six months old and parents need to remain cognizant of this fact. Should a child reach the six month mark and still not be able to express themselves in a jovial manner and smile at their parents, this must be considered a potential sign of autism.

Can't Respond To Their Own Name

This is a heartbreaking moment for parents whose children have autism and while this occurrence can shatter the psyche of many London parents, it can also be a blessing in disguise, since it allows you to diagnose the child's true problem. If they have not responded to their own name by the 12 month mark, it is time to call a doctor.

No Baby Talk

Babbling and spouting gibberish are normal parts of a baby's development and when your little one is not producing any of their own nonsensical jibber jabber by the time they are 12 months old, medical assistance is typically necessary.

No Gestures

There are certain gestures that babies will use to communicate with their parents and if your child is 12 months old, they will need to demonstrate certain abilities. If they cannot point, reach or wave at this time, this can often be an indicator that child autism is taking place.

Inability To Speak

Some children may not speak during the early stages of their life and this is nothing for parents to worry about. Children often develop at their own pace and parents should not begin to worry about their children's inability to speak until they have reached 16 months of age.

Lack of Two Word Phrases

By 24 months old, your child should be able to put together two word phrases without having to repeat or imitate their parents. If no meaningful two word phrases have been said by the time the child is two years old, it is time to consider obtaining medical assistance.

What About Older Children?

An older child that does not show interest in making friends, connecting with their parents or even the touch of another human being may also be in need of assistance from a trained professional.

Any child that is struggling mightily with the concept of basic social interaction requires medical assistance and when you take the time to contact a medical professional to assist you in diagnosing child autism, you are placing your little one on a path to greater success.

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