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

ADOS: Here is a video about it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svkb83-igka&sns=em but basically it is for ruling out autism. Some components may lead to intervention targets but a good psychologist can walk you through goal setting based upon a good evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

Autism is 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 genetic and environmental factors. Patients with autism may display significant delays in certain developmental areas while having normal or superior strengths in other developmental or learning domains. The severity of the disorder is highly variable ...Read more


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Which IQ test is most reliable for autism?

Which IQ test is most reliable for autism?

Autism: Any of the standardized iq tests are reliable for the assessment of intelligence in children with autism. For more serious cases along the autism spectrum, the use of non-verbal iq may be most appropriate. ...Read more

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Are there any medical tests to find autism in babies and toddlers?

Are there any medical tests to find autism in babies and toddlers?

Regular well checks: Most pediatricians evaluate babies and toddlers at each well-check visit for any neurological abnormalities. They assess the baby's development and check to see if they are meeting the usual milestones. If a child seems to be delayed in development, he may be evaluated by a specialist to decide what treatment is needed. ...Read more

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I just heard kinect can help diagnose autism. Are there tests like that for asperger's syndrome?

I just heard kinect can help diagnose autism. Are there tests like that for asperger's syndrome?

No: Are you asking about the xbox kinect? If so, there is no good evidence for help diagnosing anything as of yet! ...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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How long does it take for a child to get tests for autism?

How long does it take for a child to get tests for autism?

Hard to say: Depends on what and how many instruments the doctor use and how many hours the insurance company is willing to reimburse. Ranged from 4 to 12 hours and these include doctor's report writing time. ...Read more

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Is there a simple online test to see if a child has autism?

Screeners only: If you are worried enough about your young child's behavior to be looking for an on-line test for autism, you probably would be best served by seeking out an evaluation with an expert in autism. Screeners are getting better, but assessing symptoms of autism is complicated, especially for those who have not seen many children with the disorder at different ages. ...Read more

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Is there a way I can get a test for autism for my stepson?

Is there a way I can get a test for autism for my stepson?

His legal guardians: Have to initiate the process by first consulting the child's pediatrician. If the biological parents have joint legal custody, both must agree on non-urgent medical care of any kind, unless specific provisions in the divorce decree give one parent the sole right to make medical decisions. You can use the m-chat for screening online at firstsigns.Org, to present your concerns to his bio parents. ...Read more

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Which heavy metal tests for autism: lead, mercury, or arsenic?

Which heavy metal tests for autism: lead, mercury, or arsenic?

None of the above : unless there is a history of exposure to & clinical symptoms of a specific toxicity, except for AAP-recommended lead screening. quackwatch.com/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/Tests/urine_toxic.html describes fraudulent "heavy metal toxicity" panels by proprietary labs. I've had to provide medical expert testimony in cases of State vs. Parents of kids with ASD who had seizures or died during chelation. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

Autism spectrum disorder, also called pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), is a type of condition that includes life-long impairment in the ability to communicate and to have normal social interactions. These include ...Read more