At Connecticut ADHD Associates, Dr. Mitchel Katz helps parents who have children with autism in Connecticut to increase their knowledge and understanding. Autism is one of a group of serious developmental problems called autism spectrum disorders that appear in early childhood—typically before the age of three. While symptoms and severity vary from child to child, all autism spectrum disorders affect a child’s ability to communicate and interact with others.
When it comes to Autism in Connecticut, Dr. Katz works with you to provide care and understanding for this sometimes-difficult disorder. The number of children with autism appears to be rising, but it isn’t clear whether the rise in number is due to better detection and reporting of autism, or a real increase in the number of cases—or even both. There is no cure for autism, but early treatment can make a big difference in the life of your child in Connecticut with autism.
Let’s Take a Look at the Symptoms
If your child has autism, he or she will generally have problems in three crucial areas of development—social interaction, behavior and language. However, symptoms vary greatly, so two children with the same diagnosis can act completely different and have strikingly different skills.
Young children with autism often have a hard time sharing experiences with others. And when read to, they are unlikely to point at pictures in the book. This early developing social skill is crucial to later language and social development.
As some children with autism mature, they can become more engaged with others and show fewer disturbances in behavior. Those with the least severe problems, may eventually even lead normal or near-normal lives, while others may continue to have difficulty with language or social skills.
If your child has autism, he or she typically will show some signs of delayed development within the first year. If you suspect that your child may have autism, Dr. Mitchel Katz is available to discuss your concerns. Some symptoms associated with autism can be associated with other developmental disorders, making it important to visit Connecticut ADHD Associates for treatment in the early stages.