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Dr. Lawrence Smith
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Applied Behavior Analysis (Overview)

A type of intensive behavioral intervention for autism. The focus is on reinforcing desirable behaviors and decreasing undesirable behaviors.


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Is applied behavioral analysis therapy effective for autism?

Is applied behavioral analysis therapy effective for autism?

Sometimes: Aba is one behavioral therapy shown to be effective in helping with asd. There are newer, more developmentally based therapies also showing promise, such as play project (floortime), son rise and rdi - relationship development intervention. The key factor as a parent is to research the various approaches and determine which seems to best fit your child. And don't be afraid to change, if needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Smith
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Applied Behavior Analysis (Overview)

A type of intensive behavioral intervention for autism. The focus is on reinforcing desirable behaviors and decreasing undesirable behaviors.


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How can applied behavioral analysis therapy help an autistic child?

How can applied behavioral analysis therapy help an autistic child?

AUTISM: Treatment for an autistic child had improved a lot since there was emphasis on autism. They can live and function a normal life with various therapy available. ...Read more

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Behavior modification theory suggests that we can change behavior. How?

Behavior modification theory suggests that we can change behavior. How?

Reward The Positive: Behavior modification theory is based on a simple idea: reward positive and ignore negative behavior. Often used in parenting children. An example: 2 children are playing side-by-side sharing their toys are verbally praised and 5 minutes is added to their play time, a third child refuses to share and is placed in a brief time-out effectively ignoring the negative behavior. Consistency is the key. ...Read more

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Psycho therapy or behavior modification techniques , which one is more effective for phobias?

Psycho therapy or behavior modification techniques , which one is more effective for phobias?

Both are great: Psychotherapy can involve many forms of treatment including behavior modification. Cognitive-behavioral therapy in particular with exposure therapy is often very effective to treat phobias. See your doctor to determine the best treatment plan for you. ...Read more

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What is fading in behavior modification?

What is fading in behavior modification?

As it sounds: Fading is slowly diminishing an old behavior while introducing a new stimulus as a replacement. An example might be cutting back on cigarettes, one less per day, while adding walks when the urge to smoke hits. ...Read more

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Can consuming marker fluid erase memory or changer personality?

Can consuming marker fluid erase memory or changer personality?

Sounds dangerous: I don't what you mean by marker fluid but usually the chemicals in any writing fluid are not healthy to ingest and may be poisonous. I would stay away from it. If you accidentally ingested it, go to the hospital right away and bring the bottle with you. ...Read more

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If the behavior manifests itself in self-destructive/sabotage behaviors and should it be treated w/ some form of behavioral therapy?

If the behavior manifests itself in self-destructive/sabotage behaviors and should it be treated w/ some form of behavioral therapy?

Possibly: There are many more possible ways to address self-destructive behaviors than your question considers. However, dialectical behavioral therapy is one form of treatment which can help. It combines mindfulness skills with cognitive behavioral therapy. Understanding the drivers of these behaviors is important also, though. ...Read more

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Can consuming marker fluid erase memory or change personality?

Possibly: Depending on the type of ingredients in the fluid you may have some problems with vision speech headache concentration etc. And if you're having those symptoms i would call 911 and go to the emergency room. ...Read more

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Took a urine clean catch 36 male. Colony count = 1,000-10,000 mixed flora at final reading^L. Can you please interperet...

Took a urine clean catch 36 male.  Colony count = 1,000-10,000 mixed flora at final reading^L.  Can you please interperet...

Contamination: Unless you have symptoms of a bladder infection, it could be contamination. If you have symptoms of pain with urination, frequent urination, or urgent urination, then it may be a real infection with a contaminated specimen. With symptoms, urine also should be sent for chlamydia and GC. A repeat clean-catch with mid-stream urine after cleansing the head of the penis is also a good plan. ...Read more

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Do urologist offices provide pornographic material for sperm analyis after a vasectomy?

Do urologist offices provide pornographic material for sperm analyis after a vasectomy?

See below: Some offices do, but for a simple post-vasectomy test, usually the specimen is collected at home and brought to the office within the hour for examination. ...Read more

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Can excessive amount of gambir sarawak (premature ejaculation treatment liquid) applied onto whole penis damage penile nerve for 6 hours?

Can excessive amount of gambir sarawak (premature ejaculation treatment liquid) applied onto whole penis damage penile nerve for 6 hours?

I cannot find any: Information other than the usual ad information. I could find nothing regarding side effects at all. There are only 6 articles remotely related to the plant and none of them addressed dangers associated with it except declaring it relatively safe when chewed in reference to its effect on the oral mucosa. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Pros and cons- 11y/o boy going into jr high diagnosed w/borderline add by psychologist. Medicate or use strategies to study more effectively.

Pros and cons- 11y/o boy going into jr high diagnosed w/borderline add by psychologist. Medicate or use strategies to study more effectively.

Both: If patient. Still has symptoms of adhd it will be unlikely that he will respond only to counselling. He may. Still need medications to be functional. However. Dr. Ali is correct that firstly counselling should. Be tried. ...Read more

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Has anyone ordered dialectical behavior therapy or d.B.T?

Has anyone ordered dialectical behavior therapy or d.B.T?

Good approach: Dialectical behavior therapy (dbt), is a type of psychotherapy aimed primarily at borderline personality disorder (bpd). Dbt is a cognitive behavioral therapy, meaning it is a therapy that focuses on the role of cognition (e.g., thoughts and beliefs) and behaviors (e.g., actions) in affecting mood and general functioning. It has been effective in treating bpd and other problems. ...Read more

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Semen Analysis: Sperm Concentration 20.7, Motility 55/100 & 44 Immotile with a pH of 8.0, Volume 4.0, Are these good results? Or is this still low?

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Semen Analysis: Sperm Concentration 20.7, Motility 55/100 & 44 Immotile with a pH of 8.0, Volume 4.0, Are these good results? Or is this still low?

Here are some ...: Overall, such findings in semen are acceptable. But still remember: Concerning infertility happens to some 15% of couples in one-year nonprotected coitus; some 50% & 30 % of causes for infertility directly result from women & men respectively, and 20 %, from both men & women. So, be evaluated timely so to sort out what may be the cause for you. Best wishes ... ...Read more

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Does fluoxetine and psychological stress reduce sperm concentration in semen by a lot?

Does fluoxetine and psychological stress reduce sperm concentration in semen by a lot?

Good question!: Many studies of antidepressants and pregnancy in women but very few about effect on men, sperm count, fertility,etc. Animal studies do show some decrease in sperm count and motility. Evidence thus far is not sufficient to avoid treatment of depression It is always best to strive to learn what the least amount is necassary to maintain antidepressant effect. ...Read more

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Can consuming rubber-cement erase memory or change personality?

Can consuming rubber-cement erase memory or change personality?

Neuro side effects: Nervous system convulsions dizziness headache muscle spasms nerve problems unconsciousness unstable walk skin irritation. If ingested do not attempt vomit. Call poison control at 1-800-222-1222. Source: www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002820.Htm rubber cement is a common household glue. Breathing in large amounts of rubber cement fumes or swallowing any amount can be extremelydangerous. ...Read more

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