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4 year old has autism, what can we expect?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral 51 years experience
Prognosis depends : on degree of Autistic Spectrum Disorder, level of cognition & early response to treatment. Treatment is intensive, repetitive, ongoing educational & behavioral therapy geared at your child's developmental age. Yout resource is on http://here.doh.wa.gov/materials/autism-guidebook/13_AutismGd_E10L.pdf. Take care of yourself. It's a marathon, not a sprint. No parent can do this alone.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

How could a 4 year old with autism be different to a 4 year old without?

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Dr. Robert Kaplan
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Delayed speech: A 4 year old with autism will have had delayed speech and language. They will also play alone more and not want to interact with others as much as a non-autistic 4 year old will. There are always grey areas so if you think your 4 year old is not developing normally or talking as the should, see your pediatrician as soon as possible. Early intervention is very helpful at that age for your child.

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