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Friday
Dec062013

Early Signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

 

Recent research has focused on early identification and diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders. In the past, children may not have received effective diagnoses until age 3 or 4 (or even older), diagnosis and intervention is now possible at much earlier ages. However, not all doctors or clinicians have competency in evaluating and diagnosing young children. Here is a video which shows young children who display some of the signs of ASD compared to children who do not. If you're seeing some of these signs in your child, or you're not certain, it's good idea to access some professional supports.

Kennedy Krieger Institute Video to Help Physicians and Parents Recognize Early Signs of Autism