How early can ASD be recognised in children

According to leading consultant pediatrician Dr Chelvi Kukendrarajah although parents may notice some symptom with ASD before the age of 12 months, diagnoses is usually possible by the age of 18 months – 2 years. Characteristic feature of the onset usually delay in the development of speech, regression in language and social skills. London pediatrician Chelvi also says the child will also have repetitive stereotyped patterns of behaviour.


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