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aphasia and autism

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Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience in Neurology
Aphasia: in its many forms can be difficult to diagnose if there are also symptoms of autism. A behavioral neurologist who sees kids should be able to sort thi ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
38 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Its not contagious,: if that's what you mean. There are genetic links that run in families, so in that sense there is greater likelihood of ending up with autism or ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
38 years experience in Family Medicine
By some yes,: Autism can present so many different levels of severity. Impaired social skills, impaired communication, impaired relationships can present in differe ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience in Pediatrics
Failure to: make eye contact. Gaze avoidance. A blank look on one's face, not visually interacting.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Fink
46 years experience in Pediatrics
Autism more severe: Autism is the term used to describe the severely affected person. Autism spectrum disorder describes the milder forms of autism where the affected pe ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience in Pediatrics
DEVELOPMENTAL DISORD: Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder with impaired social interaction and communication also with repetitive and stereotyped behavior. Aspergers s ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Akin
36 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Autism spectrum dis: These are all terms used to describe, what is now, a single classification called autism spectrum disorder. This is a developmental brain disorder tha ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
27 years experience in Psychiatry
IQ measure: Mental retardation only reflects points in a scale of intelligency, determined through standarized tests. Autism, on the other hand, is a set of typic ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Glusker
46 years experience in Neurology
Aphasias: Aphasia is a problem with language (with speech sounds being normal). Wernicke and broca's areas are regions of the brain where damage results in aph ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
No proven benefit: There are no randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled studies to support the claims of those who provide NFB to older kids & teens with Auti ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
44 years experience in Child Psychiatry
15 year study of 150: Clients and outcomes: the positive outcomes of decreased symptoms of asperger's and adhd (including a decrease in difficulties with attention, anxiety ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Autism spectrum D/O: Aspergers is one of the autism spectrum disorders. Children with aspergers are higher functioning than children with pervasive developmental disorder ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
22 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Differences: I would look at the primary symptoms of social connection/disconnection. Autistic children are more difficulty to engage, establish eye contact, foll ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
Just new terminology: The conditions you describe have been known for many decades. Europe has had specific centers dedicated to spastics for many years. There have been ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
33 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Severity: In autism social, communication and restricted range of or odd behaviors is characteristic, in asperger's disorder there are social pbms and a restri ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience in Pediatrics
Delayed development: There are many kinds and many underlying causes, but the bottom line is this: a child can have difficulty learning to talk, a child can have difficul ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Shifting terminology: As of may 2013, new criteria will lump what had been separated disorders of autism, asperger's disorder, and pervasive developmental disorder into a s ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darshan Mahajan
Specializes in Neurology
Cerebral palsy: Needs long term treatment periodicaly medications shall shall need adjustment.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Akin
36 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
By exploration.: Children develop their motor sensory and perceptual skills by exploring their environment. When they are very young they explore a great deal with the ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Good question: Retardation indicates a low IQ and expected problems meeting milestones. Mentally retarded individuals do have developmental delay. Developmental dela ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
24 years experience in ADHD and Autism
Can be similar: Autism, aspergers ( often called high functioning autism) and pdd- nos are all considered autism spectrum disorders and fall under the pervasive devel ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted Saha
Dr. Ted Saha answered
42 years experience in Palliative Care
Communication.: Schizophrenia is a mental disorder characterized by a breakdown of thought process and by lack of emotional response.It is accompanied by significant ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cummings
38 years experience in Neonatology
No: There is no strong scientific data that links the two conditions, although there have been cases studies that suggested the incidence of autism was hi ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
49 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Sometimes: When an individual has a hard time learning, especially in a structured environment, like a classroom, inappropriate behavior can arise from frustrati ... Read More
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