Apr 9, 2018

Interview Transcript

Announcer: The Health Minute, produced by University of Utah Health.

Interviewer: Signs your child might have autism. Pediatrician, Dr. Cindy Gellner, what are some of the early signs to look out for?

Dr. Gellner: Sometimes we, as pediatricians, get early clues as to if something isn't just quite right. Maybe it is a baby who does not make eye contact or babble, does not smile when others smile or talk to them. Maybe it's a child who, at 15 months, is not saying "mama" or "dada" or any other words.

Interviewer: What's next if a pediatrician notices those things?

Dr. Gellner: A developmental pediatrician will be able to officially diagnose your child with or without autism and help your regular pediatrician with getting your child any special services they may need. If you have any concerns about your child's development, be sure to bring it up at your child's next well visit, or make a special appointment with your pediatrician.

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