Early Signs of Autism in Children: What To Look For

Discovering Autistic Signs in Children

Our six esteemed, licensed, board-certified pediatric doctors at Premier Pediatrics in Brighton, CO, await your child's appointment for an autism assessment, a well-child checkup, or a sick visit.

Our office provides many services to our parents and children, including assessments for early signs of autistic behavior in children. Our doctors are here today to discuss with you what signs to look for if you suspect your child of having autistic tendencies.

Signs and Symptoms of Early Autistic Behavior

Premier Pediatrics in Brighton, CO, explains that Autism is a neurological disorder affecting each child at varying degrees of intensity, from very mild to severe. There is no cure. However, our doctors can help you with this diagnosis through the proper training and medication. Our doctors have an excellent list of resources to help parents with autistic children live a quality life.

This diagnosis affects every facet of life, from learning abilities to communication, interactions, and socialization. We believe that the signs of autistic behavior start at about age two.

Below is a list of the signs and symptoms of autistic behavior. Be aware that not all children show the same signs or symptoms, nor do children present all these symptoms. Notice if your child,

  • Has difficulty carrying on a conversation
  • Is challenged to make eye contact when talking
  • Has repetitive behaviors
  • Gets upset and anxious about changes in daily routine
  • Spends little to no time with peers
  • Is socially inappropriate
  • Difficulty in having serious conversations
  • Makes inappropriate facial movements
  • Shows sensitivity to changes, temperatures, clothing and food textures, sounds, lights, the weather

Our doctors can discuss with you how we diagnose definitive autistic behavior and the treatment options open for your child's individual needs. It is best to schedule regular visits to see our doctor so we can chart how your child is meeting critical milestones in their growth and development. Wellness visits help us catch developmental delays early. 

An early diagnosis means we can initiate the proper treatment as soon as possible. We have many valuable resources for parents with an autistic child. 

Specific testing is vital for a correct autistic diagnosis. The following specialists and approaches are beneficial in your child's treatment plan.

  • Occupational Therapists
  • Licensed Psychologists
  • Speech Therapists
  • Behavioral Observers
  • Neurological Assessments
  • Cognitive Assessments
  • Hearing Testing
  • Vision Testing
  • Blood Testing

Early Help for Autistic Children

Call one of our six esteemed, licensed, board-certified pediatric doctors at Premier Pediatrics in Brighton, or Commerce City, CO, at (303) 655-1685. We want to meet with you and your child. We will look at your concerns regarding the signs of autistic behavior your child displays. Let us find out if your child has Autism and start treatment as soon as possible.

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