Category Archives: Autism Signs

Possible Warning Signs of Developmental Delay – Birth to 12 Months

Knowing the developmental stages for children aged birth to 12 months is crucial for parents. Once parents are aware of the possible warning signs that indicate a delay or disorder, they can arrange for further evaluation and treatment of their child. Continue reading

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What Does Autism in the Young Child Look Like?

Parents and caregivers are nearly always the first to notice that something about a child is “different.” Knowing what the signs and symptoms of autism look like will help parents to determine whether they should be concerned about autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Continue reading

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Autism Signs and Overall Development

Autism is a complex disorder for which there is no medical test. Parents are often the first to notice the signs of autism in their developing child. Continue reading

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What if the Pediatrician Tells Me That Some Children Just Develop More Slowly?

As a parent, you know your child better than anyone. If you have concerns about your child’s development that you feel your pediatrician is not taking as seriously as you would like, follow-up with him or her is essential. Continue reading

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If you are a Parent, Talk to Your Pediatrician and Ask for a Developmental Evaluation

Parents who have concerns about their child’s development should follow up with their pediatricians. Asking for a developmental evaluation is the first step in obtaining more information about your child’s developmental progress. Continue reading

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What Will an Evaluation Tell Me?

Evaluation tests are used to create a profile of a child’s strengths and weaknesses in all developmental areas. The results of a developmental evaluation are used to determine if the child is in need of early intervention services and/or a treatment plan. Continue reading

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What is the Difference Between Developmental Screening and Developmental Evaluation?

Developmental screening and developmental evaluation are two different steps in assessing a child for developmental delays. Screening is a process through which the need for evaluation is determined; evaluation is a much more in-depth assessment of a child’s development. Continue reading

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Autism Screening: Process and Tools

The process of screening for autism is more specific than the process of developmental screening. Although developmental delays are a sign of autism, not all developmental delays are a result of autism. Continue reading

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What Happens When the Evaluation Confirms our Concerns?

Once an evaluation has confirmed that your child is affected by an autism spectrum disorder, you should endeavor to learn as much as you can about treatment options. Since early intervention is crucial to a positive outcome, becoming an educated advocate for your child’s care is important. Continue reading

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Managing the Shock of Diagnosis

When your child is diagnosed with autism, expect to have to cope with a variety of emotions. Allow yourself to adjust to the shock of the diagnosis, and then take action to assure early and effective treatment for your child. Continue reading

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