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high functioning autism and potty training

A 9-year-old male asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Do you really want : to pair those behaviors? Once you do, transition to a regular toilet is going to be tough! Use his developmental, not chronological, age, for readi ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
22 years experience Clinical Psychology
Train them: Most studies suggest that when the diapers are removed, autistic children will gravitate towards toileting with similar techniques to what other child ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
24 years experience ADHD and Autism
Increasing quickly: The number of those diagnosed with autism is now under 1/100 with the majority of those being male and in the category of high functioning. The signif ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
YES IT IS HIGH FUNCT: Yes Asperger syndrome is a high functioning type of autism.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Akin
36 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
They probably don't: There is a new classification system which does not differentiate autism, pdd, and asperger's. They are all referred to autism spectrum disorder. High ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Akin
36 years experience 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 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Jacobs
21 years experience Child Psychiatry
See below: There are effective treatments. Applied behavioral analysis, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy. In some cases medication may ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Yes: Yes-----------but please get some information about this awful disease from the autism research institute in san diego. They can refer you to a defeat ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Brain development : from 3 weeks after conception - 25 years dictates developmental trajectory in all streams. Typically, neurons form, migrate to correct positions in th ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Our brain receives: And processes information through various parts of the brain, e.g., the speech center is in the left hemisphere and emotionality is in an area known ... Read More
A 8-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Your child: needs evaluation for attention deficit disorders etcettc The school should have your next step available...if not his Pediatrician certainly will! H ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
37 years experience Radiology
I did a search: On yahoo and no relevant programs turned up. In general neuro cognitive training has limited short term benefits but people who are promoting this ar ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Grant Brenner
23 years experience Psychiatry
Early intervention: The best way to proceed is to find a skilled specialist who can evaluate and refer him for appropriate services. Social skills are important to addre ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
See below: It depends upon which part of the autistic spectrum the person is. Asperger patients are of normal intelligence, but the children on the other end, ha ... Read More
A 11-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
29 years experience Neurology
Peds neurologist: He should be seen by a pediatric neurologist. You describe several areas of problems. Some areas are perhaps doing quite well, whilst others are not ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
From infancy through: adulthood people with DS have delays in receptive & expressive language, ='in some areas to cognition, usually mild-moderate Intellectual Disabi ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
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Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Teen depression,: Regardless of your age (22) is a serious medical problem. Symptoms may vary between teens and adults. The condition needs professional attention and t ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Personality: That depends on the type of personality do & how stable the person is.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience Pediatric Neurology
It should not: Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder with swings of depression and mania. It should not affect intelligence, but it can affect school performance. Ma ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Soto
25 years experience Psychiatry
Not a diagnosis: The term "high functioning autism" is a term usually referring to individuals who have some but not all symptoms of autism. It is not truly a diagnos ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Wiernik
55 years experience Hematology and Oncology
What is the question: I'm not sure what the question is, but clearly the child needs to be seen by a pediatric hematologist.
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A 12-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Ho
Dr. Andrew Ho answered
29 years experience Psychiatry
Beyond diagnosis: Even more important than diagnosis is the treatment. You asked the most important question - and whoever gave you the long list of diagnoses need to a ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Generally not: Individuals with high functioning autism often show improvement over time and have symptoms that overlap with asperger's disorder.
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