Autism is a crisis of the brain that can make it tough for the child to converse. It is a neural progress disorder that is characterized by weakened community interaction and communication and by restraining and recurring behavior. This disease affects the developmental process of the child. Diagnosing autism often becomes very difficult as one may often consider it to be a mere delay in the development of the child.Identify the signs of autism:
Problems with development: The first and early sign of autism to be noticed by the parents is the failure of the baby to be able to crawl and walk at the same rate like other children. They would not be able to communicate or try to speak like other children.
Refusal to respond: Children suffering from autism will fail to respond to their names or will not be able to look or smile at the person who talking to them. They would dislike being cuddled, kissed and hugged and would love to be alone. They would not be able to play with others.
Warning signs: Child suffering from the disease will not show any anxiety if kept among the strangers. Even if they are separated from their mothers, these children will not show any stress or anxiety. This is due to their inability to feel sympathy towards others. This lack of anxiety might take place in the first year of the development of the infant.
Speaking development: One of the several signs that the child has autism is that the child might refuse to speak or speaking in a lilting manner suggestive of singing is fairly well-known. Another symptom of autism is the parroting of certain phrases or words constantly resulting in an obsession. They might tend to fail to carry on the conversation after a certain level.
Uncharacteristic movement: Some of the familiar symptoms of the children afflicted with the disease is swaying back and forth, shaking or wringing the hands and waggling the feet. These children have the tendency of self-destruction like hitting head on the wall, biting their individual hands or arms, etc.
Besides these, shying away from bright light and noises, increasingly sensitive to taste, smell or sound are also some of the behavioral patterns of the child suffering from this disease.