Early Childhood Autism
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurological condition that makes it difficult for people to communicate and interact with others. It affects about 1 in 68 children in the United States, but it can be diagnosed as early as 12 months. ASD can also show up after age 2, making it hard to diagnose without proper screening. Because symptoms vary from child to child and change over time, it’s important that parents and doctors know what s
Language delays are one of the most common signs of autism in early childhood. Language is a skill that develops during infancy and continues to develop until language skills fully mature around age 5 or 6 years old. It’s important to understand how language development works so you can help your child learn and grow.
You can easily identify language delays if your child isn’t meeting developmental milestones for his or her age, such as smiling at 8 weeks old or using gestures (like pointing) by 14 months old. But it can also be difficult to tell whether a delay is just part of normal development or something more serious like autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Your doctor may refer you to a speech therapist or early interventionist who has specialized training in identifying children with ASD and helping them learn new skills through therapy sessions with parents at home.
About Red Door Learning Centers
Red Door Learning Centers is a network of early childcare and educational locations. Red Door offers child care to children ages 6 weeks through 12 years, preschool for 3 to 5 year old’s, and is expanding its kindergarten, school-aged, and special needs educational offerings. Our network of preschool and childcare centers are located throughout Long Island, New York.
At Red Door Learning Centers, students are cared for and educated by highly-trained, dedicated directors and staff. Our home-like setting and safe environment make Red Door Preschool a perfect place for children to play, laugh and discover. We are dedicated to fostering educational development, building self-esteem and sparking imagination in a safe and loving environment.
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