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Understanding development related symptoms and features
Symptoms may affect multiple parts of the body. Understanding which part of the body a symptom affects, can help us to better understand the potential underlying causes of a symptom, including a rare disease or genetic syndrome.
Developmental symptoms may affect different parts of an individual’s development. These include their emotional and social development, their physical development, as well as their cognitive and communication skills.
Developmental milestones help to track a child’s developmental progress and flag under delay. A delay may be isolated or accompanied by other developmental delays either in the same area and/or in other areas too.
Symptoms relating to development may be many and wide ranging. They can include a walking delay, issues with speech and language including late talking, trouble socialising with others or with showing emotion.
What is Autistic Behavior?
This generally refers to the behavior that is associated with and used to diagnose autism spectrum disorder.
It includes behavior that shows issues with socializing and communication with others, both verbally and non-verbally. It refers to behavior that avoids social and physical contact with others. It also means repetitive behaviors, such as hand flapping and rocking. Autistic behavior also includes a hyper focus or interest in one specific activity, object or topic.
What should I do next?
In some instances, autistic behavior may be one of the features of a rare disease or genetic syndrome. In this case, a fast, targeted genetic analysis by a certified genetic counselor can give you a more accurate diagnosis.
Autistic behaviors, ASD, Pervasive developmental disorder, Autistic behaviour, Autism spectrum disorders, Autism spectrum disorder
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