Some behaviors may be cause for concern, or they may just be part of the child’s temperament or personality, so observe these behaviors with that in mind:
By six months, avoids being held or talked to; Resists being soothed or comforted.
Does not pay attention or stay focused on an activity for as long as other children of the same age.
Avoids or rarely makes eye contact with others.
Gets unusually frustrated when trying to do simple tasks that most children of the same age can do.
Often acts out or appears to be very stubborn or aggressive.
Acts extremely shy or withdrawn.
Does not like being touched.
Does not like having certain types of material or clothing next to body.
Treats other children, animals or objects cruelly or destructively.
Tends to break things frequently.
Displays violent behaviour such as excessive tantrums, fighting, or hitting other children regularly.
Stares into space, rocks body, or talks to self more often than other children of the same age.
Often bangs head against an object, floor or wall.
Does not recognize dangerous situations, such as walking in traffic or jumping from high places.
Tends to be sick often or complains of headaches or stomach-aches.
Has problems sleeping, eating, or toileting.
Is overly impulsive, active, or distracted.
Does not respond to discipline as well as other children of the same age; Has difficulty putting thoughts, actions, and movements together.
Does not seek approval from parent or caregiver.