The Prime time for autism intervention
A study carried by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that symptoms of autism have appeared as early as six months of age in infants.
Children with autism may be officially diagnosed as early as 18 months of age. Parents can take at the age of two with the more reliable result on autism. With early assessment, parents can arrange their children for treatment as soon as possible. The study pointed out that before the age of six years as the prime time for intervention of autism, the study pointed out that in compared with other ages, the effectiveness before the six-year-old is larger. Parents through assessment can be more able to recognize children’s needs in order to provide early effective intervention for their children.
How do I know if my child needs an assessment?
Although each child with autism may have different symptoms, the main affected areas include:
Defective language and communication skills
Having problems with social skills and social interaction
Poor cognitive and adaptive development
Limited, repeated and rigid behaviors and interests
If parents find your children are with the above characteristics, they should seek professional helps and advices as soon as possible to arrange any assessment for their children.
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