1. Does not respond to name when called:
Children with autism may not respond to their names when called. They may be in their own world and not notice when someone is trying to get their attention.
2. Poor eye contact:
Many children with autism do not make eye contact with others. They may be uncomfortable looking at other people and may look away when someone is talking to them.
3. Does not understand simple directions:
Children with autism may have difficulty understanding simple directions. They may not be able to follow instructions that are given to them verbally or in writing.
4. Doesn’t imitate others:
Children with autism may not imitate the actions of others. They may not copy the way someone else is behaving or using language.
5. No interest in playing with toys:
Children with autism may have no interest in playing with toys. They may prefer to be alone and play by themselves instead of interacting with others.
6. Prefers to be alone:
Children with autism may prefer to be alone rather than spend time with other people. They may find social interaction difficult and uncomfortable.
7. Has trouble understanding other people’s feelings or emotions:
Children with autism often have difficulty understanding other people’s feelings or emotions. They may not know how to respond when someone is sad or happy, for example.
8. Repeats the same words or phrases over and over again:
Children with autism often repeat the same words or phrases over and over again. This is called echolalia and it can be difficult for others to understand what the child is saying.
9. Gets upset easily:
Children with autism often get upset easily and have a difficult time regulating their emotions. They may become agitated easily and have difficulty calming down again.
10. Has obsessive interests:
Children with autism often have obsessive interests in certain topics or activities. They may become very interested in a topic and want to learn everything they can about it. They may also become fixated on a certain activity and want to do it all the time.