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4 Signs and Symptoms of Early Autism in Infants

autism in infants

Autism is a developmental disorder in social interaction, communication, and behavior. The exact cause of autism is still unknown. Early signs or symptoms of autism in infants are often overlooked unnoticed by parents.

Signs and symptoms usually appear in the first three years of age.

Early detection of signs and symptoms of autism are useful as a positive first step to finding the right solution for the child.

Early Signs of Autism in Infants

The average age of detection of signs of autism in children was at the age of 2 ½ to 4 years.

However, the early signs and symptoms of autism in infants can be observed early on that at the age of 6 to 18 months.

Signs and symptoms of autism in infants are quite difficult to recognize and usually more often detected when the age of the child is older. Signs and symptoms of autism is an early warning that needs to be monitored and addressed immediately with the help of a clinical evaluation.

To monitor the speed of development of the baby to the normal stages of development is one good first step.

Some indication of such a normal baby is smiling, relaxed when picked up, making eye contact, making suggestive movements to help, mumbling or babbling himself, laughing, and others. But do not worry, if there is some indication at the top that is not found in the baby, it does not mean your baby has autism.

Here are some signs and symptoms of autism seen in infants.

  1. Expression

Lack or absence of expression of the infant to parent, caregiver, or a close relative, are early signs of autism in infants.

The first 6 months of age

Some signs are not smiling baby during the first six months of age.

The first 12 months of age

Infants do not use gestures / gestures, babbling or pointing towards people or objects are known, and never pull out or use a single word during the first 12 months of age.

First 2 years

Babies never uttered two phrases in the first 2 years.

Together with the lack of facial expression, can also appear obsessive behavior towards certain things, a sudden change in eye contact and facial expressions.

  1. Repetitiveness of Behavior

General physical characteristics of infants with autism are behavioral repetition.

Children with autism usually use several patterns, colors, and do relatively the same. This is the reason why they develop an attachment to certain things and wants it a certain way. If desire is rejected, they become restless and very fussy.

Some signs of physical behavior such repetition is shaking the body for hours, flapping arms, and others.

Observation is attached to the physical characteristics proved very helpful for diagnosis.

  1. Sensitivity

Babies with autism may experience a certain imbalance in their senses.

For example, some babies can be soothed when the cheek or stroked or patted their heads slowly continuously, while some other baby does not like to be touched at all.

Some babies are very sensitive to sound and feel disturbed by it. There is also a baby feel very disturbed and become cranky when they see the color pattern or a particular smell.

This sensitivity levels vary according to the severity of autism in each baby.

  1. Setbacks of Capabilities

When a child is diagnosed with mild autism or severe autism, sometimes their parents claim that their children do not show signs of autism in infancy. Maybe it was no early symptoms of autism in infants that arise unnoticed by parents.

Symptoms of autism dangerous including the loss of the ability to articulate and understand the meaning of certain words and ‘withdraw’ entirely from all social interaction. Often children will stop talking and start living in their own world.

3 Characteristics & 5 Symptoms of Autism in Children

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, Autism is a developmental disorder in children that occurs in about 3.4 per 1000 children aged between 3 and 10 years.

early autismAutism is a complex developmental disorder due to the disruption of the nerve communication and behavior. This disorder affects the function of the social, intellectual and motor skills, as well as the inability to use sensory effectively senses that will affect the overall behavior.

In short, autism affects all functions in children. Until now, the exact cause of autism is still unknown.

Here are some autistic behaviors that usually appear:

  • The repetition of certain body movements
  • Resistance to change in any pattern
  • Excessive attachment to either the person or object
  • Aggressiveness or regressiveness in personal or social interaction
  • Autism symptoms usually begin to appear in the first three years of age, although in some children these symptoms seen since birth
  • Possible boys diagnosed with autism more than girls.

Autism is not related to ethnicity or social background or parenting parents. Autism is a spectrum disorder, meaning that the symptoms of autism and the level of each individual will be different.

Characteristics of Autism

Autism is diagnosed after doctors observing the behavior and development of children. Some common indicators include, among others:

  1. Behavior

Repetitive or happy doing repetitive body movements such as surrounding specific objects, walking, snapping his fingers, resistance to changes in routine, high sensitivity to sensory stimuli such as touch, sound, taste, or light.

Avoid eye contact and often leave a response is not appropriate, either with words or sounds.

Sometimes children have difficulty sleeping and controlling emotions and lead to aggressive behavior towards oneself and others.

  1. Failure to Communicate

The lack of development of speech patterns and the lack of the use of language skills make children with autism are less able to carry out social interaction.

  1. Delay Development of Motor Skills

Children with autism show resistance to learning and play interactions with peers.

Children with autism have difficulty in imitating the skills taught and have the imagination that is difficult to express.

Symptoms of Autism

Symptoms of autism develop between the ages of 3 to 10 years, so it takes a watchful eye to see some symptoms.

Some of the symptoms of autism include:

  • Late or a little talk or respond
  • Difficulty eating, chewing or swallowing reflex bad
  • Extreme emotional behavior
  • Do not care and are not sure about the neighborhood
  • Sudden behavior changes from normal to regressive behavior

Here Are 10 symptoms of Autism in Adults!

autism in adults

Symptoms of autism in adults is seldom found because of symptoms usually appear in children. Symptoms of autism in adults differ from one person to another.

Autism is a spectrum of neuro-developmental disorders characterized by a decrease in social interaction and communication. People with autism have limited behavior (not varied) and repetitive.

There are some common problems that are often seen in people with autism, such as seizure disorders, digestive problems, mental retardation, and other diseases.

Autism Symptoms in Adults

Symptoms of autism in adults are generally characterized by social and communication skills problems.

Here are some symptoms that may appear:

  1. Language Barriers

Adults with autism find it very difficult to verbalize what they want to say. Their speech is often stiff like a robot and looks like already trained, so the style of speech sounds without intonation.

  1. Social Awkwardness

People with autism often avoid eye contact. Communicate face-to-face with the other person is a barrier for them. You will not see people commenting on issues of socio-political because they do not have adequate communication skills.

  1. Communication Problems

People with autism find it very difficult to communicate. It’s hard for them to start and continue the conversation. People with autism often do not understand facial expressions, body language, non-verbal cues, and intonation of others. Joke or satire is often not understood by them.

This causes a lot of people are frustrated and avoid communicating with people with autism.

Adults with autism may speak in a high-pitched or flat intonation.

  1. Time Management Issues

One of the problems that arise in people with autism is that they are not aware of the time.

Often the patient preoccupation with the work they do. There are some autistic adults who spend hours arranging their bookshelves.

  1. Lack of Ability to Control Emotions

Adults with autism do not have control over their emotions. Sometimes they themselves were surprised by the emotions they display. This makes other people feel the difficulty of dealing with people with autism. Adults with autism may have a tendency to run amok or tantrums like a child.

  1. Sensitivity

Most people with autism hyper or hyposensitive to light, noise, and crowds. Some cases of autism also showed hypersensitivity and hyposensitivity at different times to the same conditions.

  1. Motor Activity

Most people with autism have difficulty in fine motor and gross motor. This is evident in the movements require coordination as athletic movement, writing, and more. Adults with autism are advised to exercise individual who does not require coordination with others.

Running, swimming, and other such activities is a better choice for people with autism.

  1. Personality Issues

Although every person with autism is different one from the other, they have some common personality traits. People with autism often perform repetitive activities. They often find it difficult to make friends and maintain relationships with his friends. Most people with autism withdraw into their own world and prefer activities that minimal interaction with others.

  1. Compliance with Routines

People with autism like to do things in their daily routine. They can be very uneasy if there is a variation in his routine.

  1. Other Symptoms

Some people with autism are endowed talents scarce skills such as being able to memorize a list, calculating calendar dates, have magic hands to paint, and more.

People with autism may have likes and dislikes are very strong. The best treatment for autism in adults is to give enough attention. In addition, counseling and family support are also parts of the treatment for autism.

Although there are symptoms of autism in adults, however they can live and work alone. Independence is formed depending on the intelligence and their ability to communicate. According to statistics, about 33% of people with autism are able to live independently.

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