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According to a recent study (2007), conducted by the U. S. Center for Disease Control, it was determined that one in every 150 children will be diagnosed with some form of autism. The purpose of this guide is to provide parents with information which will aid them in determining if their child may be at risk.
A very simple definition of autism is a brain disorder, which can become apparent in the first 3 years of life. It has been noted that some symptoms of the brain disorder may be detected as early as birth or during the first few months of life for the infant. In most cases though, the child is not diagnosed with the disease until at least 12 months or older.
This disorder adversely affects the child's communication and social skills. The majority of paediatricians will advise parents, during the first three to six months of the child's life, that they will begin to observe certain milestones in the baby's normal development such as:
These skills and many others will then continue to increase during the first few years of development of the infant. A child who does not show the ability to develop these skills or is slower than other children, during this phase of development, may be showing signs of autism.
For many parents though, it is difficult to recognize what may well be a symptom and what is not. Below are just a few of the symptoms of the brain disorder known as autism.
1. Communication skills:
- Lack of ability to focus eyes on objects other people are focusing on.
2. Interaction with others:
- Resist bodily contact such as hugging, holding hands, kissing.
3. Behavior Problems:
- Sever and frequent temper tantrums
4. Stimulation of the five senses:
- Lack of response to loud noises.
These are just a few of the symptoms demonstrated by a child which could be diagnosed with some form of autism. If a parent observes these and other symptoms the parent should seek medical advice from a qualified physician. For further reading and a link to our favorite Autism Guide, please drop by our site at http://www.autismguidesite.com
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