Shoppes at the Mill
3801 Johnson Mill Blvd.
Suites A and B
Fayetteville, AR 72704
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Clinic: 479-856-6400
Fax: 479-856-6623


SIGNS OF AUTISM



Parents should consider seeking more information from a Neuro-developmental Specialist, as well as an Occupational Therapist, Speech Therapist, and a Physical Therapist if your child is exhibiting these signs:


3 months:
- Does not respond to loud music
- Does not smile at people
- Does not babble
- Has trouble moving one or both eyes in all directions
- Does not pay attention to new faces or seems frightened by new faces or surroundings
- Experiences a dramatic loss of skills he/she once had

7 months:
- Seems stiff, with tight muscles, or floppy, like a rag doll
- Head flops back when body is pulled to a sitting position
- Reaches with one hand only
- Refuses to cuddle and shows no affection
- Does not respond to sounds
- Does not turn head to find sounds (by 4 months)
- Does not roll over (by 5 months)
- Cannot sit with help (by 6 months)
- Does not babble
- Experiences a dramatic loss of skills

12 months:
- Does not crawl
- Cannot stand when supported
- Says no single words (not even "mama" or "dada")
- Does not point to objects or pictures
- Shows no interest in games of peek-a-boo (by 8 months)
- Does not learn to use gestures, such as waving and shaking head
- Experiences a dramatic loss of skills

24 months:
- Cannot walk (by 18 months)
- Fails to develop a heel - toe walking pattern, or walks only on his or her toes
- Does not speak at least 15 words
- Does not use two word sentences
- Does not imitate actions or words
- Does not follow simple instructions
- Cannot push a wheeled toy
- Experiences a dramatic loss of skills

3 years:
- Poor eye contact
- Limited interest in toys
- Frequent falling
- Difficulty with stairs
- Persistent drooling or unclear speech
- Cannot build a tower of more than four blocks
- Little interest in other children
- Cannot communicate in short phrases
- No involvement in "pretend" play
- Experiences a dramatic loss of skills



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