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what causes hand flapping in children with aspergers syndrome

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Dr. Robert Woods
29 years experience Psychiatry
Not Well Established: The prevalence of Asperger syndrome (as) is not well established. Experts estimate that as many as 1 in 88 children age 8 will have an autism spectru ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eliezer Schwartz
42 years experience Clinical Psychology
See an expert!: Most children with asperger's present a group of specific signs: having repetitive and unusual behaviors; having ritualistic behaviors and pre-occupa ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience Child Psychiatry
Sometimes: Hand flapping is a common but not universal behavior in individuals in the autism spectrum disorder. It sometimes is called "self-stimming (short for ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience Pediatric Neurology
No difference: There is no sex preference of which I am aware. For children such problems as dyslexia and adhd are more prevalent in boys. Autism may be more recog ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
23 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Aspergers: Consider showing him this! check out this video on youtube: http://youtu.Be/xg1ngp1ngds.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Gould
Specializes in ADHD and Autism
Aspergers and Gifts: Consider the persons developmental age more than their actual age and think about any special interests they may have. Some gifts that may work are: P ... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: There were news media reports in the mid 2000's regarding oxytocin & aspergers. The latest definitive article i found, from mit & published 2010, indi ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Normal exectancy: Individuals with aspergers disorder do not have any specific related conditions that would shorten the life span of an affected individual.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Read Temple Grandin: Excellent books are available. Read thinking in pictures and the way i see it. Also read the curious incident of the dog in the night time. More in ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
See websites' info : www.myaspergerschild.com/2010/09/aspergers-children-and... Treato.Com/asperger%27s+disorder, developmental+delay/?A=... www.mayoclinic.com/healt ... Read More
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