Autism Behaviour Checklist
A child dealing with autism will face difficulty in social communication and might show repetitive or restricted behaviour. Such behaviours can be seen in the early years of a child’s life & their daily activities.
If a child is dealing with ASD, he/she might
- Not respond to their names by 12 months
- Avoid eye contact and want to be alone
- Answer unrelated to the questions asked
- Get upset by changes around them
- Show obsessive behaviour
- Show restless behaviour like flapping hands, rocking body
- Show unusual reactions to sound, smell, taste, look or feel
- Find it difficult to understand other’s feelings & expressing their own
- Face speech and language delay
- Repeat words or phrases over and over (echolalia)
Catching autism in the early years can make a huge difference. By recognising the early signs and symptoms, you can help your child in the best way to learn, grow, and thrive. There are domain-specific assessment tools to understand the probable concerns of the child. It gives clarity to decide the appropriate actions ahead. Since autism is a spectrum based developmental disorder, every child who deals with it acts & reacts differently from the other.
The symptoms might feel confusing for parents at first but with the help of experts, parents can understand their children need with clinically proven ways to provide them to their children. Educate yourself!
Keep A Check Of Your Child’s Development. Keep a close watch on your child’s key social, emotional, and cognitive milestones to spot the problems early on, if there are any.
Take Action. If your child is not meeting the age-appropriate developmental milestone or if you suspect that there is some problem, connect with an expert as soon as possible. Don’t wait!
Don’t Accept A Wait & Watch Approach. Waiting doesn’t help when it come to developmental issues in a child. You will risk valuable time when your child has the best chance for improvement.
Listen To Your Instincts. If you feel there is some issue, schedule an appointment with the professional & seek expert opinions.