How To Detect Autism Warning Signs In Children Parental Report Launched

A new autism diagnosis repot has launched helping parents to learn about the signs to watch out for if they are concerned about their child. It is the first in a series of articles on the topic by Free Range Lives.

As part of Autism Awareness Month, Free Range Lives has launched a new report on dealing with the condition. It focuses on the first stage of autism help, and receiving and coping with the diagnosis, so that families are better prepared and have all the information they need in what can be a confusing time of their lives.

More information can be found at:

It can be difficult to know whether or not a child has autism, because there are varying degrees on the spectrum. Parents never want to believe that their children have a problem, but when it comes to autism, catching it early can make a massive difference.

Ideally, parents will recognize this and identify it before the child reaches the age of eighteen months. But regardless of the age of the child, treatment can reduce the disorder’s effects and help them to learn and thrive both at school and at home.

Identifying autism can be difficult, but there are a number of things to look out for. The report launched by Free Range Lives lists a range of things to be prepared for. These include if the child shows no interest in relating to others, if they don’t look art objects pointed out to them, or if they express dislike at being held or cuddled.

Other signs include repeating certain words over and over again, not engaging in pretend play, and experiencing sensory overload to sights, sounds and smells.

One of the difficulties in diagnosing autism is that it is a broad diagnosis category, and every child is different. The above mentioned symptoms are just a general list, and if the parent is worried about their child’s they should speak to their pediatrician.

Once they have done this, they can get further educational and psychological testing to help refine the diagnosis. Parents who receive a life-changing diagnosis may well be worried, but there is help out there for both them and their child. Free Range Lives is committed to helping them deal with this and will be publishing future reports on the topic.

Release ID: 201587