hello, my cousin has a 4 year old son that I am concerned about. I am not too familiar with the signs of autism, & i would like to know if he is showing any signs & if so, how to approach them about the situation & encourage them to take their son to a doctor.
my main concern is his speech he has a very noticeable speech problem, he does not talk in sentences, he talks in at least two or three words. and he still talks as if he's a toddler. for instance when he wants juice he says "uice" or water is "wawa" he has a bit of a temper and throws tantrums. when he doesn't want to do something his parents ask him to, he will begin to hit them. he is also having trouble potty training. A far from his speech, I know my other concerns seem average for kid to get upset & want to hit and pout around, but he also isolates himself, he's not very social, & doesn't play with other kids.
please let me know if my concerns may sound like autism or anything else.