Signs and symptoms of autism in babies and toddlers
Although autism is hard to diagnose before 24 months, symptoms often surface between 12 and 18 months.
If signs are detected by 18 months of age, intensive treatment may help to rewire the brain and reverse the symptoms.
What are the 3 main symptoms of autism?
Autism Symptoms and Signs
- Abnormal Body Posturing or Facial Expressions.
- Abnormal Tone of Voice.
- Avoidance of Eye Contact or Poor Eye Contact.
- Behavioral Disturbances.
- Deficits in Language Comprehension.
- Delay in Learning to Speak.
- Flat or Monotonous Speech.
- Inappropriate Social Interaction.
Is speech delay a sign of autism?
Speech delays are very common among children with autism, but they are also common in children without autism. Significant speech delays are always a cause for some concern, but they are by no means always a sign of autism.
What age do autistic children talk?
In the largest study of the subject to date, her research team found that most young children with ASD and severe language delay developed “phrase or fluent” speech by age 8, with almost half achieving fluent speech.
What is considered a late talker?
Basically, children are considered late talkers when they are between 18 and 35 months old, understanding what you say to them BUT they have limited expressive vocabulary. To be considered a late talker, all other areas of development need to be typical- things like their play and when they walked, hearing, and so on.