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My 5 year old son has been diagnosed with pervasive developmental disorder , mild retardation/ what future for him?

My 5 year old son has been diagnosed with pervasive developmental disorder , mild retardation/ what future for him?

Depends: The diagnosis of PPD covers a broad range of delays. Some children more severally delayed than others. The important thing is getting your child all the services that can help him achieve his best potential. He would benefit from an individual education plan, iep, in school. This plan can provide extra help in school. Possible physical therapy and occupational therapy, depending on delays. ...Read more

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Autism (Definition)

A neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between ...Read more


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Autistic 8 year old boy has brother (5 years) with speech impairment, their cousin (6 years) is hyperlexic. Do you recommend any genetic testing?

Autistic 8 year old boy has brother (5 years) with speech impairment, their cousin (6 years) is hyperlexic. Do you recommend any genetic testing?

No: There are probably genetic factors in all of these, but these are polygenic. Hyperlexic kids often do very well in life. You won't find a single locus mutated that will inform a decision about preventing more children like this from being born. Genetic testing is for major, catastrophic illnesses like cystic fibrosis or muscular dystrophy -- single-gene diseases. ...Read more

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Delayed speech and behavioral problems in 2 1/2 year old?

Delayed speech and behavioral problems in 2 1/2 year old?

See below: I assume you mean what should I do about this? See your pediatrician for an exam and evaluation. If needed a developmental pediatrician can be consulted. ...Read more

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How do we parent a 15 yr old boy with sociopathic behavior?

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How do we parent a 15 yr old boy with sociopathic behavior?

Sociopath: Clear guidelines and firm limits setting, involve in individual and family counseling, provide modeling and guidance. ...Read more

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Can an 18 year old boy with autism work a normal job?

Can an 18 year old boy with autism work a normal job?

Yes: Autism is a diagnosis with a huge range of severity from mild to very severe. Thus the the level of severity determines the capability of holding a "normal" job. The answer is yes, it can be possible. ...Read more

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Do teen pregnancy statistics mix the 18-19 yr old adults with the 16-17 year olds?

Do teen pregnancy statistics mix the 18-19 yr old adults with the 16-17 year olds?

Good question: It depends which studies you are looking at. Most will define it as less than 19 years old. By changing the definition though to an earlier age the statistics will obviously change. Most news stories do not usually clarify that. For accurate numbers go to the national campaign to prevent teen pregnancy website. They are a well funded nonpartisan group with accurate information. ...Read more

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Problem boy 2 years old not talking?

Problem boy 2 years old not talking?

2 yr old not talking: The boy needs a language evaluation to see what the problem may be. Is he hearing well? See your doctor. ...Read more

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17 year old male come from a big boned family, he very small, with a speach immpetiment, anger issues & puberty delays, possible crack baby?

17 year old male come from a big boned family, he very small, with a speach immpetiment, anger issues & puberty delays, possible crack baby?

FAS/E? : This is very typical of fetal alcohol exposure/ syndrome. These patients tend to be of short stature, have anger management problems, learning disabilities, developmental delay and social disconnectedness. ...Read more

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Is there a pediatric psychiatrist who is a behavorial specialist that you might recommend? My 7 yr old granddaughter has issues. My 7 year old granddaughter has pretty serious behavorial issues. She has really awful temper tantrums & has tendencies to bec

Is there a pediatric psychiatrist who is a behavorial specialist that you might recommend? My 7 yr old granddaughter has issues. My 7 year old granddaughter has pretty serious behavorial issues. She has really awful temper tantrums & has tendencies to bec

Sometimes : Sometimes finding a specialist in your area can be a very difficult task. I don't personally know anyone in your area, but two ways you can look into it are to ask your granddaughter's doctor for a referral or to call your granddaughter's insurance company to see which child psychiatrists take her insurance. Doing both can help narrow the field. From there, sometimes you just have to meet people to see who your granddaughter "clicks" with and who you feel most comfortable with. Doctors have different styles that work for different people and sometimes it just takes a little sleuthing to figure out who is going to work best for your family. Good luck! ...Read more

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My 3 yr old autistic son has the vocab of a 5 yr old however his language doesn't flow. Will speech therapy along with preschool be able to help him?

My 3 yr old autistic son has the vocab of a 5 yr old however his language doesn't flow. Will speech therapy along with preschool be able to help him?

Prosody is the term: For pitch, tempo, intonation & rhythm of speech. Difficulty with both prosody & pragmatics, the conversational, turn-taking aspects of language, is seen in autistic spectrum disorder (formerly asperger syndrome). Your school district's child find team can assess your son for eligibility for early childhood special education. An inclusion" a pre-k class with neurotypical peers + slt will help. ...Read more

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It is necessary cfgf diet for autistic children 12 years old with mild autism rate?

It is necessary cfgf diet for autistic children 12 years old with mild autism rate?

Not necessary : More than that , wholesome diet cutting overpocessed foods eg minimizing corn syrup, high sugar foods/drinks, msg , food with long list of preservatives, is always best. Heighten veggies eg hide in food. No formal studies have proven gluten free or celiac free is a general answer. Yet some people swear by it- no harm in trying for 1-2 months and see of helps. Transition foods very slowly :) ...Read more

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Can my school district diagnose my 3 year old with autism?

Can my school district diagnose my 3 year old with autism?

Maybe: At 3 kids in the us qualify for the "child find" program that seeks to identify kids with developmental problems that would interfere with educational success.Parents can self refer to the special services departments of their local school system to arrange an evaluation. ...Read more

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Occupational therapy for 12 year old with nvld. Very intelligent adult size boy who memorizes rather than writing due to difficulty writing?

Occupational therapy for 12 year old with nvld.  Very intelligent adult size boy who memorizes rather than writing due to difficulty writing?

May not help much: Occupational therapy can help people with fine motor control problems such as the ability to write, type, or otherwise use the hands, wrists, arms. If a child's brain is different, causing him difficulty in dealing with ideas, words, phrases, sentences, etc..., then it is not a motor skill problem, and may not benefit much from o.T. It may be worth a brief try, to see if there is improvement. ...Read more

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How do you recommend i discipline my 33 year old daughter diagnosed with borderline personality disorder?

How do you recommend i discipline my 33 year old daughter diagnosed with borderline personality disorder?

Consistently: One of the biggest issues with borderline pd is the switching back and forth between fears of abandonment and engulfment -- wanting to be separate from, yet also wanting to cling to, parental figures. The best thing you can do is remain calm yourself, have clear consequences for behavior, and apply them consistently without becoming punitive. Hard task i know, but there it is. Ask her therapist. ...Read more

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Hello, a friend has a six yr old boy who was born as a crack baby he has learning disabilities , he can learn how to play videos but not school work ?

Hello, a friend has a six yr old boy who was born as a crack baby  he has learning disabilities , he can learn how to play videos but not school work ?

Two different skills: Learning to operate a video is much easier than school work. A video may be very automatic and robot like. Or if not, it still gives instant gratification. School work demands multiple intelligences at the same time and requires pateince and delayed gratification. See a child development specialist: a psychologist or psychiatrist, or a team at a children's hospital. ...Read more

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Our 13 yr old Asperger syndrome child is obese and struggling with weight loss. Any advice appreciated.

Our 13 yr old Asperger syndrome child is obese and struggling with weight loss. Any advice appreciated.

Avoid wheat: Check out dr. Davis and his information about modern wheat. It makes us it on an average 400 cal more per day and is toxic to our gut. It also increases mental dysfunction. Be aware that wheat is in everything, from canned soup to salad dressing so it is not easy to eliminate. Eat "single" foods such as avocado, nuts, organic meats and legumes. Let me know how it works out. ...Read more

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Living with a teen age daughter who is suicidal and bilpolar?

Living with a teen age daughter who is suicidal and bilpolar?

Bipolar: Seek immediate psychiatric help. In fact she should be hospitalized in a psych unit where she can be closely monitored ...Read more

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62 year old man with severe hearing difficulties?

62 year old man with severe hearing difficulties?

Needs evaluation: He needs a good ENT evaluation with a good hearing test. Critical to improve hearing as untreated hearing loss is strongly associated with dementia. ...Read more

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My 5 year old was born with mild pvl. He is now experiencing reading difficulties. I need a neurologist who specializes in sld with pvl in georgia?

My 5 year old was born with mild pvl. He is now experiencing reading difficulties. I need a neurologist who specializes in sld with pvl in georgia?

Child study center: Pvl is a marker for brain injury that is often associated with other problems when a kid ages. In the past decade a subspecialty of pediatrics, the developmental pediatrician has grown to fill part of this need.They are often found at child study centers affiliated with children's hospitals or med schools. Often the work of a team can provide more answers than any single specialty. Good luck. ...Read more

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