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Autism

  • If the following behaviour has occurred only once or twice, or occurs rarely, mark “No”. If it has occurred regularly, or on a number of occasions, mark “Yes”.

    • Y   N
      1. Does your child enjoy physical play with you such as bouncing on your knee?
    • Y   N
      2. Does your child show interest in other children?
    • Y   N
      3. Does your child like climbing, including climbing up stairs?
    • Y   N
      4. Does your child enjoy playing peek-a-boo and hide-and-seek?
    • Y   N
      5. Does your child engage in imaginative play?
    • Y   N
      6. Does your child point with his or her index finger to ask for something?
    • Y   N
      7. Does your child point with his or her index finger to indicate interest in something?
    • Y   N
      8. Does your child play imaginatively with small toys, rather than just handle them?
    • Y   N
      9. Does your child show you or bring you things?
    • Y   N
      10. Does your child make sustained eye contact?
    • Y   N
      11. Is your child exceptionally sensitive to noise?
    • Y   N
      12. Does your child smile in response to your smile?
    • Y   N
      13. Does your child imitate your expressions or gestures?
    • Y   N
      14. Does your child respond to his or her name?
    • Y   N
      15. If you point at something across the room does your child look at it?
    • Y   N
      16. Can your child walk?
    • Y   N
      17. Does your child look at things you are looking at?
    • Y   N
      18. Does your child make unusual hand or finger movements, especially near his or her face?
    • Y   N
      19. Does your child try to attract your attentions to his or her own activity?
    • Y   N
      20. Have you ever wondered if your child has hearing loss, due to poor response to you?
    • Y   N
      21. Does your child understand receptive language?
    • Y   N
      22. Does your child sometimes stare at nothing, or wandering with no purpose?
    • Y   N
      23. Does your child look at your face to monitor your reactions?
    • *** Y = Yes   N = No
  • SCORING: The below answers that indicate abnormal development are:
    1. No 5. No 9. No 13. No 17. No 21. No
    2. No 6. No 10. No 14. No 18. Yes 22. Yes
    3. No 7. No 11. Yes 15. No 19. No 23. No
    4. No 8. No 12. No 16. No 20. Yes  
  • RESULTS: Indication of a possible disorder is characterised by: two or more inappropriate answers to questions numbered 2, 7, 13, 14 and 15. Or: three or more inappropriate answers to any of the questions.
  • If your scoring indicates a positive result for Autism, and you have had a diagnosis made by a psychologist/ psychiatrist/pediatrician, then a consultation with our Naturopaths can help your child improve. We are biomedically trained practitioners (DAN & MINDD), and understand the improvements children can make with the correct nutrition and supplementation. For more information on the biomedical approach to helping ASD children recover, please go to www.mindd.org‎ and call us to make an appointment for your child... it's never too late to get started. We can be reached on 02 9501 0326 or christine@healthinourhands.com.au.
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