Among the parents who are raising the only precious child in the world, their children are smaller than their peers.
I think there are many people who are worried that growth and development may be lagging behind.
But ‘Isn’t it just a little slower than other children’s development?’ I thought complacely, ‘It won’t be a big problem.’
As the child gradually grows up, there are many cases of missing the appropriate treatment time and visiting the hospital.
If you feel like your child is developing slower than the average baby,
Also, even if there are no major abnormalities, what level of development is the current level and if there are any other undiscovered problems?
In order to check in advance, please remember the abnormal symptoms other than the baby’s autism symptom, which we are going to tell you today.
If treatment is needed, it is most important to find the cause and receive appropriate treatment.
First, let me tell you about the abnormal symptoms other than autism symptoms in babies that can be detected early.
Normally, when you look into your baby’s eyes, you look into the other person’s eyes, but the baby doesn’t make eye contact.
Most of the anomalies are noticed because ‘eye contact’ does not take place over time.
And when I call the baby’s name, he doesn’t answer. There is no ‘call-to-call response’.
Also, when we part, we don’t say goodbye like “Pai Bye” or communicate through other body movements.
In order for a baby to form an attachment relationship, they need to have physical contact with their parents.
And I do not imitate the movements or smiles of my parents or caregivers.
They also cannot play with others or share interests and pleasures.
These are symptoms that parents should check to see if there is a problem with the baby based on the baby’s 24 months of age.
Depending on the number of months, if the following symptoms appear, it is necessary to check whether they are signs of autism in the baby.
· ~6 months: No big smiles. Have a warm or pleasant expression.
· ~9 months: No facial expression changes such as smiling or screaming.
· ~12 months: There is no response when you call your name. Also, there are no body gestures like pointing a finger or saying “papai” at all.
· ~16 months: It is difficult to express in words.
· ~24 months: Two-word phrases that are meaningful to you. (Does not include repetition.)
No big laughs. warm or pleasant expression
No change of smile or expression
No call response. No pointing & body gestures
unable to express in words
No meaningful two-word phrases
Among children with autism, there are many cases of using ‘crap feet’ to walk.
After 15 months of age, most of them can do it on their own without having to practice walking!
In some cases, there is a possibility of decreased muscular strength, intellectual disability, or cerebral palsy, so a professional examination is required.
It is common to walk around stones, but there are many children who start to walk around 16 to 18 months of age.
Among the children who walk on their crutches, if they are instructed to walk on a place different from the bare floor, such as a sandy field or a muddy field,
It is said that there are many cases of walking with proper posture.
Currently, in Korea, people are reluctant to make an autism diagnosis unless they are over 36 months old.
There are many cases where only the diagnosis of ‘developmental delay’ is given and the child is asked to come back after they grow up.
In some cases, parents may think that their child is not autistic and miss the appropriate time for treatment.
After 12 months, the degree of social and cognitive development can be measured intuitively to some extent.
You can find out whether you have autism through the evaluation of gaze processing, social smile response, and body movement.
According to Dr. Moon-Joo Kim’s medical experience, the rate of improvement in children who started treatment at 24 months and those who started treatment at 36 months was different.
There are individual differences, but on average, the difference is said to be about twice as much.
The earlier you start treatment, the higher the chance of getting better, so we recommend that you check if there are any symptoms of autism in your baby other than the sciatica!