Pediatrician Questions Autism

What are the early signs of autism spectrum disorder?

My daughter is 3 years old, and she's severely behind on her milestones. She makes noises when she wants to speak but she hasn't said any words, and she doesn't like to play with other kids her age and often plays alone. Are these early signs of autism?

2 Answers

It may be part of the autistic spectrum...but other conditions can also cause these types of behaviors. I would recommend testing by a qualified psychologist trained for the testing of children. Your pediatrician or family practitioner can certainly point you in the right direction.
Delay in speech and poor socialization are early signs of autism. She needs further testing and early speech and behavior therapy