Could Your Toddler Have Autism?

Familiarize yourself with the signs and symptoms

12. Does your child get stuck on things over and over and can't seem to move on to other things?

14. Does your child seem very independent for his or her age?

15. Does your child seem to be in his or her own little world?

18. Does your child have unusual attachments to toys, objects, or schedules?

19. Does your child spend a lot of time lining things up or putting things in a certain order?

Could Your Toddler Have Autism?

You got: possible signs of autism

I got possible signs of autism. Could Your Toddler Have Autism?
Pediatricians should screen all children for autism when they are toddlers.. Tetra Images/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images

Your child does seem to have some of the signs and symptoms that should prompt an evaluation for autism or other communication disorder.

Be sure to see your pediatrician for further advice and a more detailed evaluation. Keep in mind that this doesn't mean that anything is wrong with your child, but rather that he has some 'red flags' that signal that more of an evaluation should be done.

Remember to consider your child's age when considering if these are really signs of autism. For example, it is usually normal to toe walk before age 3 years and some children don't begin to 'wave bye-bye' until they are are 15 months old.

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical consultation, diagnosis or treatment.

Could Your Toddler Have Autism?

You got: probably no signs of autism

I got probably no signs of autism. Could Your Toddler Have Autism?
All children should be screened for autism when they are 18 and 24 months old.. Photo (c) Rosemarie Gearhart

Your child doesn't seem to have any of the classic signs or symptoms of autism or other communication disorder.

You should still talk to your pediatrician if you think that your child has a developmental problem.

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical consultation, diagnosis or treatment.

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