Babies are instinctive learners, keen to learn from the moment they are born. Their desire to learn originates from their curiosity about anything that piques their interest. As a parent, you wish to enjoy every developmental milestone your little bundle of joy achieves during his/her early life. With that up-close view of a baby’s development, some of you may notice that things are not the same with your child; however, if you know exactly what to look for, you may be able to note early warning signs of developmental issues, like Autism.
Early detection and intervention can have a long-term influence on autistic children. If not detected in time, the early indicators of autism can have a spiralling impact on the brain, leading to substantial social, language, and cognitive difficulties, as well as challenging behaviours. Autism’s early warning symptoms can be easily overlooked. Autism can be diagnosed from the age of 18-24 months, however, it is not commonly diagnosed until the age of 4-5 years.
By identifying autism early, you will be able to offer supportive therapies to enhance developmental parameters
This blog depicts 25 early indications of autism that appear between the ages of 12 to 24 months. Some of those warning signs are listed below for early detection of Autism Spectrum Disorder:
- Limited use of hand gestures such as showing and pointing things
- Repetitive behaviour like jumping around, wobbling or spinning
- Very intrigued or attracted to an unusual object
- Sensitive to loud to strange sounds/noises
- Avoiding eye contacts
- Interested in objects than people
- They don’t enjoy cuddling
- Might not babble or talk to other people
- Can be fussy at times
- Do not show any facial expressions
- May talk in an unusual tone
- Unusual body movement and hand movements like flapping hands often
- They do not respond to their name
- Don’t show any enjoyment
- Might not smile in response to your smile
- Can use your hand as a tool, for example, pulling your fingers
- Play with toys in an unusual way
- Not saying two words at the same time
- They don’t like to play with other kids
- Might not respond to you when you try to get their attention
- Can lack curiosity for new things
- Can be underactive
- They usually don’t say their first words till the age of 2 years
- Carry objects around for long durations
- May get upset or angry over changes
Any of these symptoms may or may not signify a concern. However, when they appear collectively, they may highlight the necessity for a screening or diagnostic test. If your kid exhibits some or all of these early warning autism symptoms, request a prescription for a diagnostic assessment. Early diagnosis and treatment can have a long-term influence on autistic children. This prospect to detect autism symptoms early on can help you manage your child’s progress.
As a parent, you understand your child well in order to locate the earliest red alerts of autism, and it is very important to pinpoint the difference, which is not normal. For that matter, it is always advisable to:
- Monitor child’s developmental milestone: – Autism being a developmental disorder, indications like abstinence from social, emotional as well as physical involvement in any activity should never be underestimated.
- Action against the concern: – Every child can react in a different way, thus when it is a matter of healthy development, the range of normal would be wider. Although, if there is a concern, you should not delay in consulting a doctor.
- Always trust your instinct: – As a parent, you should always trust your instinct first. If you really feel that something is wrong or not normal with your child’s development, kindly consult your practitioner first.
Available Therapies for ASD
Studies have revealed an increased incidence of ASD, but there are still no appropriate medications to treat its underlying symptoms. Various approaches like behavioural therapies, occupational therapies, speech therapy, play therapies, etc. are available treatment options for Autism. Lately, The emergence of stem cell therapy for Autism Spectrum Disorder has given rise to new hopes for healing the root causes of the development of ASD.
The remarkable power of stem cells to significantly contribute to cellular communication, development, regeneration, and repair of damaged cells, as well as the immune system, has given rise to a promising strategy in the modern context of personalised medicine.
Advancells are committed to providing a complete, personalised therapy approach that is targeted to the unique needs of children receiving ASD treatment, Connect with Advancells at [email protected], and you can also give us a call on +91-9654321400 for Your Inquiries.