Definitions

Early Signs Your Baby Is At Risk For Autism

  • Was labeled as colicky
  • Avoids eye contact
  • Rarely smiles when approached by familiar people
  • Rarely tries to imitate sounds and movements others make; smiling and laughing during simple social games, i.e. peek-a-boo
  • Does not point or gesture to communicate by 10 months
  • Isn’t babbling by 10 months or imitating single words by 12 months
  • Delayed in motor development; isn’t rolling over, sitting up, crawling, etc.
  • Doesn’t regularly seek out your attention
  • Does not reach out with arms to be picked up
  • Does not respond to his or her name consistently
  • Does not like to cuddle
  • Appears disconnected or disengaged
  • Repetitive movements such as hand flapping and spinning
  • Loss of skills they had acquired previously
  • Tends to arch their back when upset
  • Suddenly stops talking to communicate
  • Poor or picky eater and avoids certain textures and flavors of food

Using the techniques found in Advance My Baby has been shown to minimize and even resolve developmental delays in babies.

Sensory Processing/Integration Definition

Our sensory system is made up of seven basic senses: smell, touch, taste, vision/visual perception, hearing/auditory processing, movement/balance, and kinesthesia/muscle tone. Sensory Integration (also called Sensory Processing) is the brain’s ability to interpret, organize, and respond to the information that we receive through thee senses for functional behavior. It receives sensory messages and turns them into responses. This helps us orient to the world around us. It helps us relax, concentrate, and move safely throughout our day. The more effective our nervous system processes the information it receives, the better our response to the stimulus, and the more coordinated, or “in sync,” we become with our environment.