Autism and Children
Many parents are afraid their childwill develop the autism and are carefully tracking its development hopingthat everything will go well. Namely, autism is known to strikeduring the third or fourth year of a child's life, even though it maybe noticed quite earlier. This is the time of numerous vaccinationsyour child is to go through. Thus, many parents wrongly blame thevaccines for their child's autism. However, these two have nothing incommon and most often, by knowing what to look for, you can noticeautistic behavior in your child even during the first year of itslife.
Autism Signs To Look For
As soon as your baby is born, it haspatterns of development it needs to fulfill. Every child goes throughthese stages and they ensure their proper development, both physicaland mental. You may search for these stages, called milestones, inpediatric literature, or ask your doctor about them. Either way, youare to make sure your child is surpassing these milestones as itgrows. Any failures or significant delays in this process could giveway to autism.
Video evidence may be of greatassistance. Thus, record your baby's behavior from its earliest phaseof life. This should not be for medical purposes, but rather,providing you with preserved memories of your child's youngest days.Compare these videos with some other videos of other children andcompare their behaviors. This can be helpful if your child developsautism later, since you might notice the early present symptomsdocumented on these recordings. You need to look for absence in thebaby's gaze, not being concentrated upon the person or things it islooking at. Also, while being talked to, the baby may seemuninterested and wandering off in the thoughts of its own.
Next, there is movement. Namely, autisticchildren tend to repeat certain movements violently being clumsy atthe same time. Autism preserves some of the first reflexes a baby hasonce being born. These include grasping things whenever they touch ababy's hand, or one movement triggering the other. With autisticchildren, these reflexes remain present, affecting their movement.
These, signs, even though they are notdefinite ones, still can help you recognizing this condition. Then,upon noticing the symptoms, you might take necessary steps and, ifyour child is truly autistic, start the treatment timely. This canhelp the development of your child greatly and reduce the effect ofautism significantly. Read more about this condition from manymedical sources. Get informed, observe your child carefully and makesure you take action as soon as you notice the symptoms.