There have been increasing concerns with children’s health when it comes to certain medication and how it can affect them. One stood out more than the rest which is a brain disorder and it’s called Autism.
What is autism?
Autism is one of those brain disorders that is actually a collection of many disorders. What we mean by that is that children that have autism usually display delays in basic development activities such as talking, learning, playing and other social interactions with its parents or other kids.
The most common problems that an autism kid will have are:
– Communication verbal and nonverbal
– Connection with other people around them
– Different way of thinking as opposed to the masses
How you as a parent can spot the signs
The best way you can spot any signs is to spend time with your child and monitor their development. If your child starts to show that it has hardships when it comes to learning, expression and other development delay its time to visit your doctor for a specific checkup.
However, if you start spouting certain signs don’t panic, every child learns at a different pace and you should not jump to conclusions just because it has a hard time to learn some things that you perceive should be of no problem to your kid. The term “normal” is pretty vide and a certain way should not be forced on your child. For instance, some kids learn to walk or talk very early while for others it takes them a much longer time.
Signs and symptoms to look out for in children when it comes to spotting autism early
If your kid has problems or challenges in these tasks you might need to be prepared for the doctor’s announcement that he has autism:
– Making little to no eye contact with you or other kids while playing
– Slow responsive time to the surrounding
– Little to no wish to follow objects that are being swung around him/her
– Little to no response to name calling or other voice commands
– Little to no response to cuddling and other instances of touching
– Never showing facial expressions of happiness shock or any other for appropriate situations
– Little to no noise making for appropriate situations, like calling for you when he/she is hungry or in stress