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Walking on toes (toe walking) is a common topic in parents’ descriptions of one condition: Autism.
For kids diagnosed with Autism, Walking on toes (toe walking) is one of three symptoms related to Speech, Motor, and Milestones according to Sleuth parents. All of the symptoms of Speech, Motor, and Milestones among kids with Autism are:
Other symptoms or behaviors to look for with Walking on toes (toe walking)
When parents mention Walking on toes (toe walking) they also mention these other symptoms:
|Symptom||Frequency||Number of mentions|
|Non-verbal (not able to use words)||Often||4 mentions|
|Not making eye contact||Often||4 mentions|
|Delayed speech or language development||Often||2 mentions|
|Not responding to name||Often||2 mentions|
|Angry behavior||Often||1 mention|
|Dislike for loud noises||Often||1 mention|
|Picky eating or aversion to foods / food sensations||Often||1 mention|
|Repetitive movement or behavior||Often||1 mention|
|Sensitivity to sound (hyperacusis)||Often||1 mention|
Characteristics of Walking on toes (toe walking)
How common is Walking on toes (toe walking)?
Across kids of all ages represented on Sleuth, 25.88% of parents surveyed by Sleuth say their kids have Walking on toes (toe walking).
Percentage of kids with Walking on toes (toe walking) by year of age
This is based on a survey of 510 children on Sleuth. The plot shows the percentage of parents who rated their child’s Walking on toes (toe walking) “Moderate”, “Severe”, or “Very Severe” among kids in different age groups.
|Outcome||Percent of Children||Total Mentions|
|A Few / Several Times|
|Severity||Percent of Children||Total Mentions|
|Not at All|