Early Warning Signs to Look for in the Child

Video Summary

Dr. Forletti discusses what early warning signs for autism spectrum disorders he looks for during well child visits and how he observes these signs within the context of the visit. He explains that by attending to social as well as verbal and physical developmental milestones, he can often tell if a child is at risk for atypical development by 12 months of age.

"...I can usually have an idea by around 12 months of age or so. Again, not to make a diagnosis, but to know that there something is wrong. There's something not progressing as we expected it to progress."
— Damian Forletti, MD


    • Autism-General Information
    • Early Signs
    • pediatrician's role
    • Nonverbal Behaviors Used in Social Interaction
    • lack of facial expressions
    • lack of eye contact
    • Social Interaction
    • social skills
    • Verbal Communicative Skills
    • lack of expressive language
    • lack of receptive language

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