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Indicators of autism as provided in guidelines by Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN):

THESE INDICATORS WILL BE REVIEWED IN 2107 TO REFLECT NEW SIGN GUIDELINE 145

General developmental warnings of possible ASD in pre-school children

Warning signs

  • delay or absence of spoken language
  • looks through people; not aware of others
  • not responsive to other people’s facial expression/feelings
  • lack of pretend play; little or no imagination
  • does not show typical interest in or play near peers purposefully
  • lack of turn-taking
  • unable to share pleasure
  • qualitative impairment in non-verbal communication
  • does not point at an object to direct another person to look at it
  • lack of gaze monitoring
  • lack of initiation of activity or social play
  • unusual or repetitive hand and finger mannerisms
  • unusual reactions, or lack of reaction, to sensory stimuli


 

 

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