Feature Quiz: Autism - Alt Text Version
Question 1: What milestone is this 4-month-old showing?
Answer: While lying on her stomach, this baby has pushed up to her elbows. Most babies are able to do this by the time they are 4 months old.
Question 2: What milestone is this 6-month-old showing?
Answer: She’s reaching for her toy! By the time most infants are 6 months old, they show curiosity about things and try to get things that are out of reach.
Question 3: What milestone is this 9-month-old showing?
Answer: This little guy is standing while holding his mom’s hands. Most babies are able to stand holding on by the time they are 9 months old.
Question 4: What milestone is this 1-year-old showing?
Answer: She’s clapping just like her mom! By the time most babies are 1 year old, they are able to copy gestures.
Question 5: What milestone is this 18-month-old showing?
Answer: She’s giving her toy to an adult. Most toddlers like to hand things to others as play by the time they are 18 months old.
Question 6: What milestone is this 2-year-old showing?
Answer: He’s washing his hands almost by himself. Notice how his caregiver is there, but he’s rubbing his hands together without her help? He’s becoming more and more independent – something most children do by the time they turn 2.
Question 7: What milestone is this 3-year-old showing?
Answer: This preschooler is helping the lady take a pretend phone call on her play phone. By the time most children are 3 years old, they play make-believe with dolls, animals, and people.
If you think your child might have an autism spectrum disorder or you think there could be a problem with the way your child plays, learns, speaks, acts, or moves contact your child’s doctor and share your concerns. You know your child best. Don’t wait!
Research shows that early intervention services can greatly improve a child’s development. In order to make sure your child reaches his or her full potential, it is very important to get help for an autism spectrum disorder as soon as possible.
Learn more about developmental milestones: www.cdc.gov/ActEarly
Learn more about autism spectrum disorders: www.cdc.gov/autism
- Page last reviewed: January 24, 2017
- Page last updated: January 24, 2017
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