Signs Of Autism In Your Child


Love. A bond that exists between a parent and a child.

It is only inevitable that a parent would want all the best for her child.  A good future. A good rearing. All the things that will develop to the child’s positive maturity. Well, many parents live to see the good things in their children and when they do, satisfaction is equaled with gratification.

However, many parents are not as fortunate. There are those who have to take extra miles with parenthood. Among them are parents to children with autistic features.

It is understandable why a number of parents give up on rearing their child with autism. But this must never be the case. It should never be. Parents have the endless commitment to their children, may he be normal or not.

Now, if you are suspecting that your child age younger than 3 years old is displaying autistic features, the only advise that we can give is that you should wait and be patient in waiting. Most signs of autism in a child only manifest in their third year. Nonetheless, there are symptoms that may be identified earlier than that.

Most children with autism develop normally. But as they grow, they tend to regress from their normal development. They seem to stunt in developing some of their basic skills and will normally stop doing things that they were used to.

Children with autistic behavior have three fundamental signs that you must keep watch. These may come in degrees from mild to disabling.

Autistic children basically have impaired social skills that would summon them to their own worlds everytime people attempt to get in touched with them. They also have inability with both verbal and non-verbal communication. They have the tendency to display repetitive behaviors and obsession to single details without giving attention to the larger figure at their sight.

The major feature of autism is failure to be socially active and unwillingness to interact. This behavior is primarily noticed by parents since they have the closest contact to their children. For reasons still unknown, children with autism do not want cuddling and would refuse eye-to-eye contact specially when dealing with people other than those they are closely oriented to. However, for most cases eye contact would also be absent even when facing their parents.

And because their communication is very much affected by the conditions in their brain, children with autism fail to recognize sign languages, social cues, and appear to be indifferent with the feelings of other people. In a sense, they are incapable of empathy.

Another indication of autism is the repetitiveness of behavior that is somewhat meaningless to the observers. These behaviors may even be self-abusive such as continuous banging of the head, biting of one’s hands and twirling of arms. They don’t feel pain though or have reduced sensibility to sensations of pain. Nonetheless, their abnormal reaction and heightened irritability to sounds and touch may cause them to wail for no reasons perceivable to other people at all.

These behavioral symptoms are not normal. Once some of these are displayed in your child’s behavior, regardless of the normality of his growth and development, it is best that you consult your pediatrician and other related professionals to have your child diagnosed of possible conditions. Most children with autism are also likely to have developed other conditions such as fragile X, Retts syndrome, mental retardation and a number of others.