Signs my child may have Autism

Signs my child may have Autism

There are many characteristics that we are able to look out for that indicate a child may have autism. Below is a checklist of characteristics of a child or adult who may have Autism.

                    • Poor Coordination, Clumsy or an odd posture
                    • You have difficulty coordinating movements and muscles may seem floppy
                    • You walk on your toes
                    • Poor sense of balance
                    • You have repetitive motor mannerisms
                    • You have poor depth perception
                    • You cannot cross your eyes
                    • You have poor spatial orientation
                    • You are hypersensitive to sound
                    • You compulsively touch things
                    • You don’t like the feeling of clothes on your arms or legs
                    • You have a poor sense of smell
                    • Hearing in your left ear is more difficult than in your right
                    • Your behaviour can be described as manic
                    • You sometimes have dark or violent thoughts
                    • You sometimes have panic or anxiety attacks
                    • You occasionally have outbursts of anger or fear
                    • You have a hard time staying focused on things around you for longer than a few minutes
                    • You can’t sit still
                    • You have a hard time going to sleep
                    • You don’t get it when someone uses sarcasm or irony
                    • You don’t get the moral of a story
                    • You have a hard time making decisions
                    • You are direct to the point
                    • You have allergies
                    • You have one or more autoimmune disorder
                    • You crave certain foods, especially dairy and wheat products.

You may use this checklist, however, if you have concerns, we advise that you speak to your child’s teacher and/or paediatrician.

Note: Do not use this checklist to determine whether your child has autism.