Does your child have Autism?

December 2, 2019

Do you notice your child having difficulty initiating social interactions such as maintaining eye contact, avoiding playing with other children and like to just play with themselves?

Does your child engage in repetitive behavior such as lining up toys, rocking back and forth, flapping hands, making sounds?

Does your child get bothered by certain sounds, smells or touch?

According to National Institute of Mental Health, autism spectrum disorder is a developmental disorder that affects a child’s social communication and behavior. It is a spectrum disorder which means that it varies with severity. Kids with autism avoid interacting or playing with other children and like to be by themselves. They also engage in repetitive behavior such as hand flapping, rocking or making sounds. They might avoid eye contact, have slow response to someone calling their name or have facial expressions or movements that don’t match with what is being said. Kids with autism can have trouble understanding other person’s point of view or they might repeat words or phrases. Some kids have lasting interest in certain topics such as numbers, details, or facts, and get upset by slight change in routine. According to centers for disease control, autism prevalence is 1 in 59 children in the USA.

If you think that your child may be exhibiting some of the symptoms as mentioned above then they may have the autism spectrum disorder. We believe that every child deserves to be understood and it is imperative that your child gets the support that he/she needs. You can get your child evaluated by the doctor at our office by contacting us at 702-838-0742 and we will be glad to provide your kid with the necessary guidance that they deserve.

We are currently enrolling Children and Adolescents with Irritability and Aggression associated with ASD in a clinical trial. For more information please click, here.

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Dr. Childress and Dr. Frantom have years of experience in dealing with ADHD and other psychiatric disorders. If you believe your child suffers from ADHD, contact us today.

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Center for Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Inc. 702-838-0742