7 FREQUENT BEHAVIORS THAT SHOW A CHILD MAY BE ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM
1. NONRESPONSIVE TO INTERACTION
Children who aren’t placed on the autism spectrum often begin interacting with the parents and the world around them almost immediately. They respond to voices and they track movement with their eyes. Babies that have autism, however, may have difficulty interacting and responding to interaction.
A child with autism may not respond to the sound of their parents’ voice or words, and may avoid eye contact.
2. DELAYED VERBALIZING
Babies begin babbling before they begin learning to speak. Before they hit the one-year mark, most children will begin to make noises with their mouth as a form of communication. Children who have autism will tend to have a delayed development when it comes to verbalizing and babbling.
If your child isn’t reaching the same milestones when it comes to babbling or even talking, as the children around them, they may be considered for diagnosis with autism.