The Signs of Autism Show At A Young Age

With Autism Spectrum Disorder, getting an official diagnosis as early as possible is crucial for getting them the support and treatment they need to reach their full potential later in life. Signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder can appear at a very young age and can be detected in children as young as 18 months old, yet the disorder can sometimes go undiagnosed until they are teenagers or even adults. The following are some of the most easily identified signs that a child has ASD.

  • They avoid eye contact.
  • They show little interest in other children or caretakers.
  • They only display a limited amount of communication.
  • They get upset at minor changes to their routine

If you notice any of these behaviours in your child, contact us right away for a discreet and professional assessment to determine if your child has Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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Kyle Mueller: A Caring Psychologist With a Unique Vision for Success

Emotional concerns can have a substantial impact on our daily functioning, even beyond their moment-to-moment impact. Emotional difficulties can also affect our concentration, self-respect, and enthusiasm for previously pleasurable activities. The concerns can also spread to other areas of one’s relationships, professional life, and health.

My role as a psychologist role is to work together with the client to develop coping strategies, provide support, and develop new ways of adapting to life’s challenges in order to promote healthy functioning.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Autism Spectrum Disorder a lifetime illness?

Yes, ASD is a lifetime illness that has no cure. However, with a proper support system and ongoing treatment, A child with Autism Spectrum Disorder can grow up to lead an independent, productive and fulfilling life.

What areas of life are most affected by ASD?

All children with Autism Spectrum Disorder are greatly affected in three core areas of development including:

  • Social interaction
  • Verbal & Non-verbal communication
  • The presence of repetitive & restrictive patterns of behaviours and interests

Can symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder get worse?

If left untreated, symptoms of ASD can worsen as the child gets older. Early childhood (Age 0-5) is when the most rapid development happens in a person’s life. This is also the time when the most drastic changes in ASD symptoms can be experienced. That is why it is extremely important to catch the signs of ASD as early as possible, get a diagnosis and treatment if necessary.

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