Early Symptoms in Autism

  • Christopher Gillberg


Before discussing the issue of early symptoms in autism, one must try and make clear what is implied by the word “early”. In this connection, I will mostly be concerned with symptoms and developmental problems in the under 3 years age group. However, Í am aware of the possibility that autism can appear to present later and indeed occasionally does have its onset after age 3 years — but the main focus of this overview will be on the very young in an attempt to pinpoint practical guidelines for those concerned with trying to diagnose autism already in the first few years of life.


Autism Spectrum Disorder Mental Retardation Asperger Syndrome Early Symptom Autistic Disorder 
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