Mark these 7 signs in your child during late childhood that may indicate neurodevelopmental disorders…

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What are the signs of neurodevelopmental disorders in late childhood?

The onset of neurodevelopmental disorders started only within 1-2 years; is it true?

Having a normal early childhood doesn’t mean that your child is fully safe from neurodevelopmental issues.

It can affect at any age of your child. No one could tell why and how it happened with a child.

So, keeping an eye on the signs and symptoms of your child could only be a way to take the right approaches at the right time to fight these life-damaging disorders.

Here in this article, we will discuss some major signs that you can keep an eye on in late childhood of your child.

Here late childhood means I prefer the age from 3 or 4 years of age up to 10 years.

So, check the following 7 signs in your child during late childhood…

1) Prefer to stay in isolation

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The natural tendency of all children is to play with or mix with others.

But if your child always prefers to play or remain in isolation or alone, doesn’t want to mix or play with others, and always irritates or hesitates to be in gathering places, then it might not be a normal nature.

It would be best if you kept an eye on it.

It may be a sign of ASD, Mental retardation, or SPD.

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2) Not understanding social clues

By the age of 5 or 6 years, a child should be able to understand most things happening around them.

What the people around him/her are doing or telling or indicating, the child must able to interpret when needed.

But if your child by this age isn’t able to understand or hesitate to interpret the things around him/her, then you must be worried about it. It may be a sign of ASD, ADHD, MR, or SPDS.

3) Lack of Differentiation

By the age of 5 or 6 years, a child should be able to distinguish between right and wrong, good and bad, and understand do’s and don’ts when instructed.

He/she may not be fully able to adopt or follow it, but he/she could get the point of what you are asked.

If your child by this age is not listening to you or isn’t able to differentiate things around them, then you might consider getting an assessment.

It may be a sign of ASD, ADHD, or MR.

4) Unnecessary talks

Nonstop talking, questioning, and unnecessary conversations are very normal for every child at the age of 4, 5, and 6 years.

During their learning phase out of curiosity, they always want to know the things around them and want to describe or tell you about them.

Yet you can find many relevant things in their talks with a normal child.

If your child has all the non-relevant talks, and self -conversations maximum time, and doesn’t stop after being asked, then you must consult a specialist. It may be a sign of ADHD or MR.

5) Communication problem

Communication is a major aspect of the developmental process of a child. By the age of 5 or 6 years, a child should be able to convey their needs clearly and describe any incidents. You should be able to understand their words and sentences.

But if your child’s communication doesn’t reach you or your child isn’t able to know what to say in which way or when to say what or giving unwanted answers or replies to your questions, then he/she might be suffering from communication disorder.

6) Always on the move or highly aggressive

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Being active is a good sign of development in every child.

But if any child is overly active and never feels tired, shows highly aggressive behaviors, throws objects always, never shows grounded walking, and is always on the move, it may be a sign of ADHD or SPD.

So, without any delay, you take notes of your child’s behavior and consult with a specialist.

7) Unable to learn new skills

Children learn very fast. It is their natural tendency.

They grasp everything quickly.

Whatever skills you teach them, they should be able to learn according to their age.

By the age of 5 or 6 years, they should be able to learn simple mathematical tasks.

If your child isn’t able to learn simple mathematical tasks or isn’t able to grasp new vocabulary after many tries, then he/she might be suffering from learning disorders.

You must consult with a specialist as soon as possible.

Final thoughts

Having initial symptoms or signs doesn’t mean that your child is suffering from neurodevelopmental issues.

So, getting panic over it or fear of social stigmas will keep you away from reality only.

If you notice the above signs in your child aged 3-10 years, consult a psychologist, early interventionist, child development specialist, or child psychiatrist without any second thoughts for proper assessment.

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