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What are signs of autism?

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CarlyP Tue 21-Jun-05 09:36:51

Can anyone give me an idea of what to look for please.

Thanks

Carly

coppertop Tue 21-Jun-05 09:39:32

A lot depends on the age of the child. Are you worrying about anything in particular?

CarlyP Tue 21-Jun-05 09:42:43

lack of attention span. hitting. he is jsut 18mths old.

coppertop Tue 21-Jun-05 09:47:48

Lack of attention and hitting is fairly normal at that age. A better indicator of autism at 18 months is this test here

Jimjams Tue 21-Jun-05 10:13:33

at 18 months too much attention (of your own choosing) is more of a sign. 18 months olds are meant to have short attention spans.

coppertop Tue 21-Jun-05 10:17:55

Yes. Ds2 was unusual because at that age he would sit at the table drawing pictures for more than an hour at a time. Flitting about from one activity to another was viewed as being far more normal.

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