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

  • Limited eye contact or facial expressions
  • Rarely shows enjoyment with you by smiling or laughing and looking at you
  • Rarely shows their interests with you
  • Limited interest in other children
  • Limited imaginative play
  • Rarely responds to their name
  • Limited use of gestures such as pointing
  • Minimal imitation or pretending
  • Pulls your hand as if it’s a tool
  • Shows more interest in objects than people
  • Unusual movement of their fingers, hands, or body such as hand-flapping, finger-flicking, rocking, spinning, running back and forth
  • Repeated unusual movements with objects such as spinning or lining up toys
  • Develops routines and may get very upset over unexpected change
  • Excessive interest in objects or activities
  • Repetitive speech
  • Very focused on or attached to unusual objects such as rocks, metal, cloth, sticks, flowing water or gadgets
  • Unusual reaction to sounds, sights or textures
  • Shows interest in unusual sensory experiences such as looking out the side of their eye, closely inspect objects, excessive rubbing of certain textures or licks objects
  • Limited back-and-forth conversation

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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