Frequently Asked Questions

RegardingĀ Developmental Delay:

Developmental delay, including ASD (autism spectrum disorders) varies widely in severity, affecting children in varying degrees across different areas of development including language and communication, social responsiveness and interaction, inflexible and rigid behaviors. Please see below for a list of some indicators.

Language

  • no babbling or pointing by age 1
  • no single words by 16 months or two-word phrases by age 2
  • no response to name
  • loss of language

Behavior

  • restricted patterns of interest that are abnormal in intensity or focus
  • preoccupation with certain objects or subjects
  • inflexible adherence to specific routines or rituals.

Social

  • Indifference to others
  • Avoiding affection and eye contact

For a detailed list of developmental milestones and early indicators that warrant developmental screening by an expert please go to Center for Disease Control.