Does your child have Autism or Not?
If answers to any of the following questions are YES, your child may need an assessment to check if he/she has autism:
- Does your child avoid eye contact?
- Does you feel he does not respond when you call out his name?
- Is he lost in his own world?
- Is it hard for him to sit still?
- Is he not speaking yet?
- Does he still babble, when kids of his age are speaking in sentences?
- Would you recall that your child had begun to speak out few meaningful words between the age of 1 and 2 years, and has forgotten them entirely?
- Does he repeat the question itself when you ask him something?
- Do you feel he cries incessantly and you really do not know how to help him?
- Does he stare at spinning objects, and just wouldn’t leave that place?
- Does he react unusually to a change in his place, chair or routine?
- Is he unable to tell you in words what he needs and pulls you to that place or takes your hand to do something he wishes?
- Would your child just go and hug someone he does not know?
- Is it hard for him to start a conversation himself?
- Have you noticed him flap hands, wiggle fingers, continue to rock or jump at a place, spin around, spin objects, play with lights and shadows?
- Does he put things not to be eaten, in his mouth?
- Does he close ears to certain sounds?
- Would he smell a lot of things, even those that apparently do not have any smell?
- Have you seen him lining up objects?
- Does he bang his head often, pull his private part, bite, grind teeth, push or bump into others, pinch, pull hair or peel at his skin?
- Does he surprise you occasionally by doing something that tells he has an amazing visual memory and does not forget?
- Do you as a parent feel incapable to understand your child’s problems well?
We are there to help you! Do not ‘wait and watch’. After a screening and assessment, a therapy plan would be designed accordingly to address your child’s concerns at the earliest.