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Autism Spectrum Disorder Symptoms: Developmental Delay

Children with autism spectrum disorders develop differently from other children. Children without autism spectrum disorders develop at about the same rate in areas of development such as motor, language, cognitive, and social skills. Children with autism spectrum disorders develop at different rates in different areas of growth. They might have large delays in language, social, and cognitive skills, while their motor skills might be about the same as other children their age. They might be very good at things like putting puzzles together or solving computer problems, but not very good at some things most people think are easy, like talking or making friends. Children with autism spectrum disorders might also learn a hard skill before they learn an easy one. For example, a child might be able to read long words, but not be able to tell you what sound a "b" makes. A child might also learn a skill and then lose it. For example, a child may be able to say many words, but later stop talking altogether.
 
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