Early signs and symptoms of ASD — The what & how

What is Autism?

What is ASD ?

Why is it important to identify the signs in children with ASD ?

Since kids under ASD appear like their normal peers, its likely that they remain undiagnosed until a certain age when the features are hard to ignore. This often hampers their progression as they have lost some precious years due to lack of awareness regarding their child’s condition.

Incidence of ASD

Although the exact causes of autism have not been very clear yet, it is accepted that there are abnormalities in the brain structure & function causing disruption in the normal processing of various sensory inputs. The abnormalities might be due to the following causes:-

Red flag signs for autism ( seen in 6-12 months babies)

Parents complaints / Signs & symptoms observed by parents:-

* Social communication and interaction

* Patterns of behavior

The Positive side ( abilities of children with ASD)

Diagnosis

Whom to approach after a child is diagnosed to be under ASD

Role of these professionals in the intervention

Kids improvements depends on:-

About the writer :-

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My name is Abhipsa Parida. I am an occupational therapist and I have been handling kids with special needs since 6 years. I run my own clinic in Bhubaneswar

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Abhipsa Parida

Abhipsa Parida

My name is Abhipsa Parida. I am an occupational therapist and I have been handling kids with special needs since 6 years. I run my own clinic in Bhubaneswar

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