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Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Signs of Autism in Children

The Autism is a developmental disorder of brain function in some children which become noticeable in the first year of life. Autism signs start showing in early childhood. If the autistic children is given proper treatment in that stage, chances of recovery increase many fold.

HMnK present you some warning signs of autism by a thorough study of the disorder. If your child possesses these signs then they may be at risk of developing autism. Thus a regular and an immediate thorough assessment should be sought.  The warning signals in social interaction / communication are as follows;

  • No smile or pleasant face in response of cuddling with 6 months or older
  • No exchange of sounds, smiles or other facial expressions by 9 months or older
  • No babbling by 12 months
  • No gestures such as pointing, grasping, waving by 12 months
  • No words by 16 months
  • No two-word phrases that have a meaning (without imitating or repeating) by 24 months.
  • Any loss of speech, babbling or social skills at any age


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