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Child likes to be on his own, does not mingle with others, not interested in studies. Beginning of autism?

Sir ,My child is of 7 years of age and recently I came to know that he is not friendly with others students in the class and his madam told me that he used to be in his own thoughts or he mingles in his world what he sees in the cartoon channels .He used to take studies very lightly and does not pay attention to his studies .His problem is becoming grievous day by day ,I fear that, Is it the beginning of autism in my child?We r really worried about this ,In our family there is no one having such trouble in family history.Please advise me what should we do? With rgds Aman
Asked On : Tue, 31 Jul 2012
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Hi, it is important to know that the diagnosis of autism is typically made before the age of 3 years when the child is observed to interact less in social gatherings, avoid eye contact and engage in solitary play. It is unlikely for a child to be normal till the age of 7 years and then develop Autism. At this stage it is important to ascertain whether your child has faced any situation in school which was mentally traumatic or has been facing any embarrassing moments in classroom. Equally important is to ensure he has achieved adequate toilet training and does not wet the bed. He may not be in a position to share these thoughts so gaining the child's confidence is the first step. Do get your child's eye sight tested and whether he is facing problems reading the blackboard. It easily makes the child lose interest in almost everything around him.
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