How do I know if my baby has autism?
Autism is a developmental disorder affecting how a child communicates, behaves, and interacts with others. While it can be challenging to detect autism in infants and toddlers, there are certain signs that parents can look out for. Early detection of autism can help the child get the necessary support and intervention to lead a normal life. In this article, we will discuss some of the common signs that may indicate that your baby has autism.
Common Signs of autism in babies:
· May not keep eye contact or makes little or no eye contact.
· Shows no or less response to a parent's smile or other facial expressions.
· May not look at objects or events a parent is looking at or pointing to.
· May not point to objects or events to get a parent to look at them.
Doctors and parents should closely monitor these signs. If a diagnosis of autism is determined, therapy should begin as soon as possible.
Not only should early intervention begin as soon as possible, but it is also recommended that an average of up to 30 hours a week of therapy is ideal. This is because children learn best during their earliest stages of life; therefore, the more they can learn at a young age, the fewer challenges they may have as they get older.
If your child's doctor has recently diagnosed your child with autism, reach out to Leap Autism Therapy to start the intake process so we can get them the therapy they need as soon as possible.