Dr Mariam Haider and Dr Tanya Soomro talk about some important signs and symptoms of ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder).
The purpose of this section is to help you understand how children below the age of 5 years develop.Every age has certain “milestones” that the child should complete to consider that the development is happening at a natural rate. Please note that every child develops differently and unless there are stark delays in the development, do not be alarmed. However, if you have a concern you should voice it immediately. It is important to remember that not all concerns will result in your child being diagnosed with a developmental disorder, nevertheless being proactive is always better.
Each child is different. Every child develops differently, especially during the first five years of their life. However, there are some key milestones all children developing in the usual manner are expected to reach by certain ages. The following is a list of milestones that your child should be reaching according to their age group.
If you think that your child is falling behind these milestones, then there is a chance that your child has some developmental delay. However, it is still very early to detect autism or any other disorder, especially without proper medical support. Parents must look for signs of autism in children that are behind on these developmental milestones.