Boys may show more typical symptoms of autism than their female counterparts. Therefore, for some professionals, identifying an autism spectrum disorder in boys is more common than for girls. If you think your son may have common symptoms that appear in children with autism, contact your pediatrician for a diagnosis. Then, call EMIT Therapeutics at 844.983.0240 to learn about our autism treatment programs in New Jersey. The earlier you have your son diagnosed, the earlier you can begin treatments to help him.
What Are Common Signs of Autism in Boys?
Autism symptoms in boys commonly align with typical signs of the condition. Boys with autism may exhibit some of the following symptoms:
- Repetitive actions or language such as rocking back and forth or saying the same word repeatedly
- Not smiling when making eye contact
- Refusing to make eye contact
- Not picking up on social cues
- An inability to understand what people feel or think
- Requiring strict routines to avoid getting upset
- Understanding language literally and having difficulty with figures of speech
These are not the only signs of autism in boys. However, if you notice any changes or delayed development in your child’s communication ability, social skills, or relational skills, talk to their pediatrician. Your doctor can determine if they might have a condition along the autism spectrum.
How Are Autism Symptoms Different in Boys?
Girls tend to have socialization that allows for those with autism to develop better social skills. Boys do not have this same upbringing. Therefore, most boys will have the most typical symptoms of autism.
However, all children are different. Consequently, if you notice symptoms that could be signs of autism but don’t seem as pronounced as you’ve seen in other children, schedule an assessment with your child’s doctor. Not all boys will have severe symptoms, and not all girls will have mild ones, so please don’t rely on a self-diagnosis. Get your child a professional evaluation. Early intervention programs can help if your child begins them while the brain still grows and allows for changes.
What Should You Do If You Suspect Your Son Has Autism Symptoms?
Your child’s pediatrician can help you determine if your son’s symptoms align with an autism spectrum disorder. Once your son has a diagnosis, connect with treatment professionals to begin learning ways to help your son and yourself to adapt to the condition.
What Happens During Treatment for Autism?
During autism treatment, you and your son will go through a process. Throughout this process, the treatment team learns more about your child and develops a personalized plan to help him. For instance, if you contact us at EMIT Therapeutics, you will go through our treatment process steps, which include:
- Intake: During intake, our team gathers insurance information to request authorization from your health insurance to treat your child.
- Assessment: The assessment phase will talk to you and your child to determine which skills and behaviors we need to address. After creating a plan, the assessment department examines it to determine if it is a viable treatment. If it is, we submit information to your insurance company.
- Treatment: The treatment phase covers support for the parent and child. Your child learns new social skills and behaviors through treatments like early intervention programs or applied behavioral analysis therapy. Since each child differs in their autism symptoms, everyone will have a unique treatment plan to address their specific needs.
- Parent training: Parent training occurs while your child receives treatment. This component of support gives you ways to help your child practice their newfound skills at home. Plus, it teaches you ways to manage your child’s behaviors.
Find Support and Therapy from EMIT Therapeutics
If your son has an autism diagnosis or shows signs of autism, connect with us at EMIT Therapeutics at 844.983.0240 for help. First, set up a free consultation with a staff member. It only takes 15 minutes of your time, and you can find out how we can help your child. You can also find out more about our telehealth or in-home services in New Jersey.
While having a child with autism symptoms may make you feel alone. You have support for your child and yourself through our multifaceted treatment programs. Contact us today to find out more.