We recommend scheduling an autism evaluation with Dr. Lavado if you or your child is demonstrating any of the following symptoms:

  • Limited back and forth conversation
  • Uses your hand as a tool
  • Usually does not respond to his or her name being called
  • Limited pretend play
  • Rarely shares his or her interests or enjoyment with others
  • Limited social response
  • Seems withdrawn and in his or her own world
  • Poor eye contact
  • Limited facial expressions
  • Ignores the efforts of others to engage
  • Limited interest in other children
  • Difficulties with social cues
  • Repetitive speech (echolalia) or repetitive vocalizations
  • Repetitive hand movements (e.g., finger flicking or hand flapping)
  • Repetitive body movements (e.g., rocking, spinning)
  • Toe-walking
  • Repetitive use of objects
  • Lines up toys
  • Difficulties with transitions
  • Fixated interests (special interests, preferred objects, topics of conversation)
  • Preoccupation with texture or touch (includes attraction/aversion to texture)
  • Looks at objects or people out of the corner of his or her eyes
  • Visual fascination with lights or movement
  • Adverse response to specific sounds (covering ears)

Results of an Autism Evaluation:

Early detection and early intervention can potentially lead to improvements in cognitive, social, language, and behavioral functioning.


Contact our office to learn more and to schedule your appointment with Dr. Lavado.

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