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Personalization cognitive disorder test online?

Personalization cognitive disorder test online?

Online cognitive: Gosh, never heard of such a combination? Cognitive test makes sense, but be wary of online tests. In most states psychological testing must be done by a licensed psychologist, and this provides legal confidentiality. For general discussion see http://cpancf.Com/articles_files/internetpsychotherapyethics.Asp. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as ...Read more


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How do I interpreting autism spectrum quotient score?

How do I interpreting autism spectrum quotient score?

It depends : There are different developmental screens that are used to make the diagnosis of autism and they will each have a different method of scoring and reporting the outcome. Most of them look at similar areas of functioning that are consistently found to be atypical in children with autism. When your provider goes over the results of the screening they can give you more information. ...Read more

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Do psychologists test for adhd?

Do psychologists test for adhd?

They can: Psychologists and educational psychologist both are trained in the kinds of testing typically used for diagnosing adhd. However, part of diagnosing mental disorders in general is still an art, so having someone with experience with a specific disorder such as adhd can be a reall advantage both for diagnosis and for getting the most useful information about next steps in terms of treatment. ...Read more

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Learning disabilities diagnostic clinic for preemies. Anyone tried this?

Learning disabilities diagnostic clinic for preemies. Anyone tried this?

Yes: premature infants are at risk for learning disabilities. Many academic programs have follow up programs which include developmental pediatricians, pediatric neurologists and developmental psychologists, who can evaluate and help manage former premies who have learning problems. ...Read more

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Will SSI qualify someone w/ a diagnosis of " global developmental delays" ?

Will SSI qualify someone w/ a diagnosis of " global developmental delays" ?

Depends: Often children with global developmental delay will be eligible for ssi, mostly because there are often underlying problems as well medically, all of which will mean the family will be involved with alot of specialty care. ...Read more

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Hello docs, is autism considered mental retardation?

No: While some children with autism may have mental retardation, many of them are actually quite intelligent. Some of them learn how to excel at things and lead actually quite productive lifestyles. Those unfortunately who do have true mental retardation however do not fare so well in life. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are language development milestones that disqualify an autism diagnosis?

"Normal" language: Language is one of 3 domains of impairment for a child to qualify for a diagnosis of autism. Delayed language is an exclusion for asperger's disorder, but normal language (not counting problems with articulation (clarity of speech)) not just in terms of understanding and using words but also in using language to communicate with others age-appropriately would make autism most unlikely. ...Read more

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Psychiatrists, neurologists, psychologists, social workers--who is cheapest for neuropsych eval?

Psychiatrists, neurologists, psychologists, social workers--who is cheapest for neuropsych eval?

Neuro psycologist: Neuro psychological evaluation is performed by psychologist who get special training in neuropsychology. It is not cheap as it is time consuming and involves several more tests than regular psycological evaluation. ...Read more

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Which questionnaires are recommended for ADHD assessment?

Which questionnaires are recommended for ADHD assessment?

The more the better: Questionnaires alone do not make the diagnosis of adhd. The gold standard is the cbcl >http://vinst.Umdnj.Edu/vaid/testreport.Asp?Code=cbca< cbcl helps address comorbidities. The diagnosis of adhd is made by history, physical and neurodevelopmental examination. It is a medical disease! ...Read more

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How can the ados (autism diagnostic observation schedule) help my daughter who was diagnosed w asd?

How can the ados (autism diagnostic observation schedule) help my daughter who was diagnosed w asd?

Only to clarify: The ados is designed to differentiate autistic disorders from other developmental disorders. If there is really a question of diagnosis, it can help. Once diagnosed, the score really doesn't do much for therapeutic planning. That should be done by an experienced therapist and and experienced educator. ...Read more

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Which do I need for a special ED student evaluation? Developmental psychologist, neurodevelopmental pediatrician or occupational therapy?

Which do I need for a special ED student evaluation? Developmental psychologist, neurodevelopmental pediatrician or occupational therapy?

Depends on question: Special ed students have many types of problems, and the type of testing needed depends on the areas of concern. They can includ speech and language, occupational therapy, phsycial therapy, psycholgoy, neuropsychology, and educational psychology, among others. Schools are mandated to work with parents to determine what evauations are needed and what steps are required to help students advance. ...Read more

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How accurate are adult ADHD tests?

How accurate are adult ADHD tests?

Not determinative: No add "test" is determinative, either for kids or adults. An experienced mental health expert may or may not even utilize a proprietary "test". Adults can easily be evaluated. Such an evaluation includes a thorough history &discussion with the expert, who then can employ 1 or more tests, or not, to provide additional info. In the end, the evaluator should use tests with which he/she has confidence. ...Read more

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How would a child have medical tests for autism?

How would a child have medical tests for autism?

Medical causes?: Medical evaluation is done in a child with autism to try to find the cause: thorough physical exam, measure head, ears, eyes and more, look for major or minor unusual features, skin pigmentation. Complete neurological exam. Assess all areas of development. Genetic microarray & dna probe for fragile x on all; other labs if needed. Mri of brain, eeg if warranted by history or neurological findings. ...Read more

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Who tests for delayed development?

Who tests for delayed development?

Many Things: A complete developmental evaluation may include observation and a physical examination, bloodwork, imaging such as a brain mri, urine tests, and tissue biopsies. There are many causes of developmental delay, so your pediatrician and specialists usually are involved. ...Read more

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What screening questions are used to diagnosis schizoaffective disorder?

What screening questions are used to diagnosis schizoaffective disorder?

Diagnostic Criteria: Schizoaffective disorder can appear surprisingly similar to several other conditions including schizophrenia, major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, brief psychotic disorder, delusional disorder, and substance-induced psychotic disorder. Screening questions should be designed to provide the examiner information regarding the diagnostic criteria found in the dsm-iv-tr. ...Read more

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Do the IQ tests (weschler, stanford-binet, etc.) truly measure intelligence?

Do the IQ tests (weschler, stanford-binet, etc.) truly measure intelligence?

Definition?: There are many different ways of being smart or dumb. These tests are pretty good predictors of academic success, much less so of success in other areas of life. ...Read more

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Are the asbergers free screening exams online considered reputable in regards to recommending further testing?

Are the asbergers free screening exams online considered reputable in regards to recommending further testing?

Depends: Screening tools are, by definition, meant to miss few possible candidates, which means that they often are oversensitive, so pick up people who are just fine as well as those with problems. If you or your child is having chronic, impairing social difficulties and one of the screens seems to suggest asperger's disorder as a possibility, it would not be unreasonable to seek further evaluation. ...Read more

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Neuropsychology help needed if autism?

May be useful: Neuropsychology is a way of pinpointing parts of the brain that are functioning well or poorly. For example, it may show that visual information is much more useful to a child than is auditory informatoin. By mapping out strengths and weaknesses, the neuropsychologist may be able to help parents and teachers find better ways to help a child with autism to learn. ...Read more

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Do the tests for panic disorders work ok?

Do the tests for panic disorders work ok?

Not sure what u mean: No tests i know of--dx made by history & exclusion--if you give sodium lactate i'v to a person who is predisposed you can cause them to have a panic attack. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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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


Physical Exam (Definition)

Physical exam is the actual examination of the patient's body by the physician. For example, if you sprain your ankle and go to your doctor, he will physically touch your ankle to see where it is painful. This act of touching the patient's body ...Read more