Autism can be diagnosed at a very young age, but most parents are unaware of it, therefore it goes unnoticed completely. Typical symptoms of autistic behaviors are brushed aside as shyness and lack of social skills. Their symptoms become more noticeable later, during their preschooler & mid-childhood years of 4 to 11 years of age. It’s by the time they head into school (preschool or kindergarten) with teachers, who have been trained to notice symptoms, begin to point certain behaviors out to the parents.
Autism is better diagnosed as soon as possible in order to make changes when it really counts. The sooner you find treatment for your child, the more can be done for them. Autism is not something that can be immediately diagnosed. It’s through observation and interaction that a professional pediatrician, psychiatrist, psychologist, or therapist will finally be able to provide you with a diagnosis, along with an account of the ASD severity.
The autism quiz we have provided below is for children higher on the spectrum, between the ages of 4 to 11. The following questionnaire can help you organize your child’s behaviors to detect potential autistic traits. This autism quiz is in no way a proper diagnosis, simply an indication. This questionnaire can help when making a case for diagnosis and understanding, but on its own is nothing more than a personal autism test.
Take Autism Quiz for Preschoolers & Children (4 to 11 years old)
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- Autism Special Needs Checklist: Big Kids (ages 6-12)
- Testing & Diagnosis for Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children
- Does My 4-Year-Old Have Autism?
- Autism Spectrum Quotient (Child)