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Whilst autism spectrum disorder can be diagnosed by age 2 years – the average age of an autism diagnosis in South Africa still seems to be from age 4 years onwards.  Early screening and the diagnosis for autism can make a lifetime of difference for the child.

There are a few online autism screening checklist tools that can help parents determine whether further evaluation for autism may be needed.   Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is however a complex development disability and we would recommend that you consult with a specialist medical professional or organisation if you are concerned about your child’s development.

Read the article on Who can I speak to about Developmental Delays in Johannesburg?

  • Speech delays or speech difficulties
    Speech Therapist
  • Blocking of ears, food sensitivities or other sensory problem in young children
    Occupational Therapist
  • Eating or feeding issues
    Feeding clinic
    Speech Therapist that has feeding therapy training
  • Clumsy, bumping into things, falling or any other motor planning delay
    Occupational Therapist
  • Social, Emotional and Behavioural Delays
    Edenvale Hospital, South Rand Hospital, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital and the Charlottle Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospitals
  • Educational placement is Government Schools for diagnosed Autistic children
    Local GDE District office
  • Private education for autistic pre-schooler or private autism schools
    Autism early intervention centres
    Autism schools
    Autism South Africa

Diagnosis

Whilst autism spectrum disorder can be diagnosed by age 2 years – the average age of an autism diagnosis in South Africa still seems to be from age 4 years onwards.  Early screening and the diagnosis for autism can make a lifetime of difference for the child.

There are a few online autism screening checklist tools that can help parents determine whether further evaluation for autism may be needed.   Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is however a complex development disability and we would recommend that you consult with a specialist medical professional or organisation if you are concerned about your child’s development.

Read the article on Who can I speak to about Developmental Delays in Johannesburg?

  • Speech delays or speech difficulties
    Speech Therapist
  • Blocking of ears, food sensitivities or other sensory problem in young children
    Occupational Therapist
  • Eating or feeding issues
    Feeding clinic
    Speech Therapist that has feeding therapy training
  • Clumsy, bumping into things, falling or any other motor planning delay
    Occupational Therapist
  • Social, Emotional and Behavioural Delays
    Edenvale Hospital, South Rand Hospital, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital and the Charlottle Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospitals
  • Educational placement is Government Schools for diagnosed Autistic children
    Local GDE District office
  • Private education for autistic pre-schooler or private autism schools
    Autism early intervention centres
    Autism schools
    Autism South Africa

Education

Whilst autism spectrum disorder can be diagnosed by age 2 years – the average age of an autism diagnosis in South Africa still seems to be from age 4 years onwards.  Early screening and the diagnosis for autism can make a lifetime of difference for the child.

There are a few online autism screening checklist tools that can help parents determine whether further evaluation for autism may be needed.   Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is however a complex development disability and we would recommend that you consult with a specialist medical professional or organisation if you are concerned about your child’s development.

Read the article on Who can I speak to about Developmental Delays in Johannesburg?

  • Speech delays or speech difficulties
    Speech Therapist
  • Blocking of ears, food sensitivities or other sensory problem in young children
    Occupational Therapist
  • Eating or feeding issues
    Feeding clinic
    Speech Therapist that has feeding therapy training
  • Clumsy, bumping into things, falling or any other motor planning delay
    Occupational Therapist
  • Social, Emotional and Behavioural Delays
    Edenvale Hospital, South Rand Hospital, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital and the Charlottle Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospitals
  • Educational placement is Government Schools for diagnosed Autistic children
    Local GDE District office
  • Private education for autistic pre-schooler or private autism schools
    Autism early intervention centres
    Autism schools
    Autism South Africa

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