Detecting Early Signs is Key in Helping a Child with Autism
Noticing early signs of autism can be critical in helping a child on the spectrum lead a more independent life. Since autism can be detected as early as 18 months of age, children should be monitored throughout their development for any warning signs of autism. Children with siblings diagnosed with autism should be monitored closely as they are at higher risk of being on the autism spectrum. Many parents can be overwhelmed with the idea of their child possibly being on the autism spectrum and are often concerned with experiencing developmental delays.
All of this information can be overwhelming but first, take a deep breath, we’re here to help. In addition to providing Diagnostics and Assessments, our very own Regional Clinical Director, Dr. Lisa French, has created a workshop to help parents recognize early signs of development delays in their child’s language, social skills, and behavior. Dr. Lisa French continues the workshop by providing steps for parents to take even if they have a slight thought to suspect developmental delays in their loved one.
Early detection is an important factor with children on the autism spectrum. The earlier a child is diagnosed, the better as they will be able to start services right away and receive the tools necessary to lead a more independent life.
Click Here for Dr. Lisa French’s Earl Signs and Symptoms Workshop.