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4 year old has autism, what can we expect?

4 year old has autism, what can we expect?

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. ...Read more

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Can my 3 yr old (37 months) old little boy be autistic?

Can my 3 yr old (37 months) old little boy be autistic?

Maybe,maybe not : You provided no information for a real analysis, but a 3 year old can be autistic. ...Read more

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I'm 33 yrs old lady a mothr of 9 yrs old girl and a 7 yrs old boy ..Had about 4 abortions ...But i'm urging for a third child.Iis having a 3rd aburden?

I'm 33 yrs old lady a mothr of 9 yrs old girl and a 7 yrs old boy ..Had about 4 abortions ...But i'm urging for a third child.Iis having a 3rd aburden?

Parenting: Whether or not a third child would be a burden or not would depend on the structure of your family, your health, finances, capacity to give to three children, your health and the health of your significant other if one is present. Consult with a family therapist who can help you assess this very important decision. My best. ...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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4 year old has speech delay. We speak 3 langs at home and she doesn't interact w other toddlers. Can pre k+ speech therapy fix/help?

4 year old has speech delay. We speak 3 langs at home and she doesn't interact w other toddlers. Can pre k+ speech therapy fix/help?

Should: Multilingual kids should still progress with speech & language at the same pace as others. I would contact the local public school special services department & arrange an evaluation. They have a program called Child Find which is designed to find such kids and work with them to prepare them for school entry. ...Read more

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Psychological standpoint: can you spoil a baby? 4 mo daughter prefers dad over mom. Normal?

Psychological standpoint: can you spoil a baby? 4 mo daughter prefers dad over mom. Normal?

Get help now: Wow. Please call your therapist immediately. A four month old baby is still learning how to see and hear. She has no intellectual abilities to have a preference. She is four months old. A pure baby. Your reaction to this is extremely worrisome. ...Read more

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If ur five year old child is suffering from speech difficultys , short term memory loss, blood noses , dosent act her age is very slow at learning .?

If ur five year old child is suffering from speech difficultys , short term memory loss, blood noses , dosent act her age is very slow at learning .?

Consult a physician: These serious symptoms could be indicative of a medical and/ or developmental condition that needs immediate attention. Please see your pediatrician as soon as possible and tell them what's going on. ...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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I 27 year old boy my miss 26 year old 4 year completed in married but no baby no pregnancy?

I 27 year old boy my miss 26 year old 
 4 year completed in married but no baby no pregnancy?

Have you seen a dr?: If you have regular intercourse during the time of the month when your wife is ovulating for one year without conceiving, that is considered a fertility problem. I recommend you see a fertility specialist if possible. The problem could just be with the timing and frequency of sex, but if that is not a problem, then there could be an issue with either or both of you. Sometimes it is simple. ...Read more

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Will speech/language delays improve with ear tubes? Almost 3 yr old

Will speech/language delays improve with ear tubes? Almost 3 yr old

Transient conductive: hearing loss can delay speech & language only while it exists. Persistent expressive &/or receptive language disorder, a neurodevelopmental disorder with an underlying genetic or other medical cause, ^es risk of dyslexia. Speech sound disorder does not ^ risk of dyslexia. See your school district's Child Find Team for Early Childhood Special Ed. & a developmental/behavioral pede. for evaluation. ...Read more

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240 lbs 32 year old female 5'8 107/72 that ok?

240 lbs 32 year old female 5'8 107/72 that ok?

No . . .: Hello Tasha. Your blood pressure is just fine. However, your weight is not--relative to your height. Your ideal body weight would be somewhere in the range of 145-160 pounds. You probably already know this. Your future risks include Diabetes, Hypertension, Arthritis, premature heart disease, sleep apnea, and many types of cancer.You are young and it is NEVER too late to begin a weight loss program ...Read more

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How can kids be affected by divorce? Kids ages are 4 years old...Boy...And one year and 3 months girl...

How can kids be affected by divorce? Kids ages are 4 years old...Boy...And one year and 3 months girl...

It depends: Divorce is never good, but a well done one can be better for a child than a bad marriage. Being respectful and gentle in acts ; words with each family member can help. Change can be more or less hard. How it's handled is important. If they are okay now ; it's done carefully, it can be alright. Expect some signs of distress - you'll all hurt awhile - be patient , honest ; open, but discreet. Best! ...Read more

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My 4 year old autistic son constantly pushes his 10 month old sister. What causes him to do this?

Many causes: Autism is a group of brain based disorders that can result in a variety of symptoms. Some children will have aggressive tendencies as well as impulse control problems in addition to their typical symptoms of autism. Talk to your child's doctor about how best to approach this problem. Sometimes a behavior management program can be helpful as a first step. ...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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12 year old boy vomit then headache 4 times in past month?

12 year old boy vomit then headache 4 times in past month?

Probably migraine: But he needs to be evaluated. Your primary care doctor can examine him and determine if this is pure migraine or if there is something more serious that needs to be ruled out. If it's migraine, it can be treated. If it's something more serious, than the sooner you find out, the sooner you can start doing something about it. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Can my 4 year old be bulimic?

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Can my 4 year old be bulimic?

Unlikely: usually starts later, if you're suspecting an eating disorder, check with her pediatrician first, for general evaluation, ...Read more

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Im a 45 year old divorcee incestual relationship with my 24 year old son..I, m 4 months pregnant from him, we want the baby.What should we do?

Im a 45 year old divorcee incestual relationship with my 24 year old son..I, m 4 months  pregnant from him, we want the baby.What should we do?

See below: This is an incredibly difficult question to answer from a bioethical point of view and the discussion could take years. From a purely genetics point of view, there are serious potential genetic problems that can arise from a relationship offspring as this, since your son has 50% of your genes. Please see your ob/gyn for a complete evaluation. ...Read more