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Good reading resources for asperger's child?

Good reading resources for asperger's child?

Aspergers: Try all cats have aspergers, my book max gamer, and depending on age, freaks, geeks, and aspergers syndrome. http://www.maxgameronline.com learn more here http://youtu.Be/xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Asperger Syndrome (Definition)

A developmental disorder affecting a person's ability to socialize and communicate effectively. Common symptoms include unusual nonverbal communication, not being sensitive of others' feelings, having difficulty understanding humor, and speaking ...Read more


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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

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Depression, social anxiety, avoidant personality disorder, loneliness, no friends, what to do?

Depression, social anxiety, avoidant personality disorder, loneliness, no friends, what to do?

That is a lot going : On ; it doesn't sound like fun. Take on a little "can do" attitude. Encourage you to enlist the care of a good psychiatrist as well as a therapist/ psychologist. Alk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). ...Read more

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Book for learning disabilities/adhd teen?

Book for learning disabilities/adhd  teen?

Check out websites: There are excellent websites such as chadd.Org or www.Ldanatl.Org/. The former is for adhd, the latter for learning disabilities. Both have lots of wonderful materials for parents. ...Read more

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Is sign language effective for nonverbal autistic children?

Is sign language effective for nonverbal autistic children?

Sometimes: Each child with a diagnosis of autism is truly different from others. Some will respond well and vunderstand signing, others will not. Certainly worth a try. ...Read more

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Does narcissism share similar behavioral patterns with Asperger's?

Does narcissism share similar behavioral patterns with Asperger's?

No. Autistic : Spectrum Disorder, Level 1 without Intellectual Disability has underlying deficits in face recognition, reciprocal social interaction & Theory of Mind. ASD is a Neurodevelopmental Disorder present at birth; environmental triggers of clinical symptoms are unknown. Narcissism, a mental illness , develops later, with a known environmental pattern. Genetic set-up exists, as it does for everything. ...Read more

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Adhd med right 4 me? Diagnosed as child. Procrastination, organization issues, bored easily, temper, restless, impulsive, but school unaffected.

Adhd med right 4 me? Diagnosed as child. Procrastination, organization issues, bored easily, temper, restless, impulsive, but school unaffected.

Probably not needed: if you are able to perform well at school, then you probably don't have a significant in attention problem, and rather some anxiety or other emotional issue. Pl get a new evaluation with the psychologist as you may need behavior therapy rather than ADHD meds. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Do non autistic siblings of autism kids mirror symptoms of autism?

Do non autistic siblings of autism kids mirror symptoms of autism?

Possibly: Newer studies show that ~ 30% of younger siblings of a child with autism display autistic behaviors early on. Of these ~ 40% are eventually diagnosed with autism, but many of the others have developmental language disorders. It is worth getting the little one evaluated & into early intervention services to re-direct that developmental path as much as possible. ...Read more

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Link between learning disability and behavioral disorder? Is there a link between learning disability and behavioral disorder?

Link between learning disability and behavioral disorder? Is there a link between learning disability and behavioral disorder?

Sometimes: When an individual has a hard time learning, especially in a structured environment, like a classroom, inappropriate behavior can arise from frustration, boredom and anger. Sometimes brain mechanisms involved in learning and regulation of behavior overlap, which is another reason the two conditions can co-occur. ...Read more

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Is stimlulus-response example of how behavior reinforcement works?

Is stimlulus-response example of how behavior reinforcement works?

Classical v. Operant: Stimulus-response theory relates to pavlovian or classical conditioning (think about the experiments with food, a bell, and salivation). Behavioral reinforcement is a part of what is called operant conditioning (sometimes called "instrumental conditioning). A behavior is strengthened by a reinforcer provided in response to the desired behavior. To learn more, read about "conditioning.". ...Read more

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I am experiencing impulsive or reckless behavior, socially withdrawn, impaired social skills, compulsive behavior, emotional problems and personality changes.

I am experiencing  impulsive or reckless behavior, socially withdrawn, impaired social skills, compulsive behavior, emotional problems and personality changes.

Recommend assessment: You have described a lot of symptoms that could potentially affect your life and/or that could get worse if not addressed. There are ways to manage those symptoms, but it is important to be assessed by a mental health professional (psychologist or psychiatrist) who can help you to figure out what is causing those symptoms and how to best address them. ...Read more

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Autism spectrum over asperger?

Autism spectrum over asperger?

Because the same: Deficits in social understanding (e.g., lack of theory of mind & facial recognition) underlie autism, asperger syndrome & pdd-nos, autistic spectrum disorder is the dsm-5 diagnosis that includes all 3. The myth is that all people with as have " genius" iq's; when the current definition of as requires an iq > 70, in the "normal" range, not necessarily avg. Or above, . ...Read more

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Symptoms of oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, anti-social personality disorder, what to do?

Symptoms of oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, anti-social personality disorder, what to do?

Psychologist: Your need long term psychological counselling, behaviour modifications, group therapy. Please get help from a psycholigist. ...Read more

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Epilepsy and impulsive behavior; any relationship?

Epilepsy and impulsive behavior; any relationship?

Could be: Especially if you possess complex partial seizures. Discuss with your neurologist, but do not disregard possibility of medication adverse effect, especially if you are taking a Dopamine agonist. ...Read more

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Does psychoanalytic or psychodynamic psychotherapy work for children with social anxiety disorder?

Does psychoanalytic or psychodynamic psychotherapy work for children with social anxiety disorder?

It can...: Depending on the child that you are treating. No child is the same and should not be treated that way. With social anxiety disorder, it may be useful to take an eclectic approach using play therapy, social skills training, and relaxation training in working with this diagnosis that requires skill building. ...Read more

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How effective is rational emotive behavior therapy for treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?

How effective is rational emotive behavior therapy for treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?

Rational emotive: therapy is an early form of Cognitive Therapy or CT. Research shows Exposure+Response Prevention and CT work best. E+RP is a structured program of confronting the feared situation or thought without using the compulsive behavior to escape from it. CT challenges faulty thinking associated with OCD. Effective treatment with either approach takes a very skilled therapist. ...Read more

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3yo girl: extreme anxiety, violent temper tantrums, scary smart, obsessive OCD type behaviors, night terrors. Should I have her checked out?

3yo girl: extreme anxiety, violent temper tantrums, scary smart, obsessive OCD type behaviors, night terrors. Should I have her checked out?

Start by giving her: pediatrician a list of specific behaviors, e.g., screaming, hitting, biting, lining up toys, insistence. on routine, + onset, duration, immediate precipitants & consequences for each behavior to guide referral to a developmental/behavioral pediatrician to assess for Autistic Spectrum Disorder or child psychiatrist for mental illness vs. ASD. Also get a (neuro)psychological evaluation & therapy. ...Read more

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Learning disability diagnosis method? How are learning disabilities diagnosed?

Learning disability diagnosis method? How are learning disabilities diagnosed?

Psychoeducational : Testing can diagnose learning disabilities. Find a psychologist who does said testing. It is worth the time and money. ...Read more

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My bf's obsessed w posting on political msgboards&checking current events/social media sites.Interferes w work,our relationship,etc.Is this addiction?

My bf's obsessed w posting on political msgboards&checking current events/social media sites.Interferes w work,our relationship,etc.Is this addiction?

Yes: Addiction to social media is a real issue with many young people. The best way to wean such addicts is to find more exciting but helthier or more productive alternatives to spend free time ...Read more

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Can intuniv be used for asperger's / emotional meltdowns/ violent thoughts?

Perhaps: This is more difficult than it seems. All autism spectrum disorders are not alike. Looking at functional brain scans[spect} has taught us this important lesson. Thus, all aspergers folks will not respond to therapy the same way.. In general guanfacine[intuniv] helps many but may have to be combined with Oxcarbazepine [trileptal] or tegretol to achieve the outcome you describe.Functionalbrain scan. ...Read more

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How common is aspergers?

Aspergers: Some say 1:88 for autism. I think much more for aspies. They are awesome and if you have an iphone, mac, or windows machine, plus facebook. Then thank an aspie! http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=g7ke5d_115e. ...Read more

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What does having aspergers mean?

Communication/Social: Aspergers is an autism spectrum disorder, characterized by varying levels of impairment in social interaction (ability to read social cues) , social imagination, and language difficulties. It is hard to summarize in a clear understandable way the symptoms of asperger's. However, there are good online resources such as www.Aane.Org & nimh aspergers page ...Etc. Check them out , they are helpful. ...Read more

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Can you die from aspergers syndrome?

No.: Asperger's syndrome (which actually no longer a diagnosis in the new dsm-v) is an autisitc spectrum disorder characterized by poor social skills, a lack of understanding social interactions and interpersonal skills as well as being disconnected from others. In now way is fatal. ...Read more

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Can there be a way to cure aspergers?

No: It has pluses & is manageable. Get help reading and understanding people. Get a sport focused on strength / endurance rather than team play. It's painful to know you're often being a jerk without realizing it. Say only nice things. Relationships are more important than being right. Make your intellectual focus something that will get you a top job. Tell folks, "it's just me" not "i'm an aspie.". ...Read more

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How do you get assessed for aspergers?

How do you get assessed for aspergers?

Aspergers: You need to find a ggod psychologist who does this kind of testing in adults. Consult your priamry care doctor as a first step. ...Read more

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Could anybody have aspergers syndrome?

No: It is a developmental disorder that is life-long. You cannot come down with it later in life. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of aspergers syndrome?

Several: Aspergers is an autism spectrum disorder in which the most significant difficulty is with social interactions although the level and type of difficulty varies. There may be other issues such as anxiety, trouble with focus, ocd, sensory sensitivities and coordination problems. Cognitive functioning can be below, average or above average. Start with your primary provider if you have concerns. ...Read more

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How to know if I have aspergers syndrome?

Seek expert advice.: The specific signs and symptoms of asperger's can be shared by many other conditions, with various causes. It is very important to seek expert advice and expert evaluation to diagnose this condition with sensitivity and skill. Please, find a neurologist or a psychologist with experience with this condition. ...Read more

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How to tell what form of aspergers i have?

Only one form: The term asperger's disorder is about to disappear from the psychiatric diagnostic manual but currently is one of the pervasive developmental disorders (pdd), along with autism and pdd not otherwise specified. It's characterized by poor social skills, relatively normal language, and odd or unusually intense areas of interest. There are no subtypes. It isn't something one "gets" as an adult. ...Read more

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Could aspergers affect how selfish you are?

Could aspergers affect how selfish you are?

Aspergers syndrome: includes an inability to understand non-verbal communication and facial cues. Thus a person may not be aware of the feelings of others and this can be perceived as selfishness. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of aspergers syndrome?

What are the symptoms of aspergers syndrome?

Asperger's: Asperger's is a type of developmental disorder related to autism. In it there are problems with social skills; difficulty initiating and maintaining conversation; odd or repetitive behaviors; unusual preoccupations or rituals; coordination problems; limited range of interests; highly skilled in a particular area like music, math, or computers. ...Read more

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How to like someone with aspergers syndrome?

How to like someone with aspergers syndrome?

Asperger's syndrome: Actually, the process is pretty much the same as for a person without asperger's syndrome. Either you do like someone or you don't. We don't usually have good reasons, at least in the beginning. Asperger's syndrome is associated with many symptoms which impair social relationships, so it may be harder to relate, but in the end, you either really like them the way they are or you don.T. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of aspergers syndrome?

A mix not all bad: Physical clumsiness, speech often rapid / mechanical. Ability to focus the mind on narrow topics far beyond most folks'. May be fascinated with utterly useless (train schedules, comics) or hugely helpful (math, science) areas. Amazing lack of social intuition, is sometimes a total jerk without meaning to be. World is confusing & frightening. You can't help by criticizing / exhorting. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have aspergers syndrome?

Why do you ask?: There's no pill / cure so whether it's even worth diagnosing is moot. Get help with social skills that others learn naturally. Choose a strength / endurance sport rather than a team / coordination sport. Your mind focuses amazingly; choose science / tech rather than comics / train schedules and you'll go far. If you're good with being single / along, you're very fortunate. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can there be a way to turn your aspergers off?

No, but...: There are pluses if your powerful intellectual focus is on something that's useful. Get guidance reading & understanding others. Relationships are more important than being right. Say only nice things. Take up a strength sport. Get speech rx. If you tell others, "i was born a little different" rather than "i have a disease", they may well find you fascinating & likable. ...Read more

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What to do if I think I have aspergers syndrome?

Get Evaluated : If you think you might have Asperger's, you could be evaluated by a psychologist or psychiatrist that specializes in diagnosing and treating autism spectrum disorders in adults. However, unless it's a problem for you, there's no reason to get labeled. It's unlikely (though possible) that Asperger's would first start to be a problem at your age. ...Read more

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What's the signs to look in aspergers for a child?

What's the signs to look in aspergers for a child?

Anxiety disorder: Aspergers disorder is an anxiety disorder coupled with poor social pragmatics and difficulty understanding non verbal communication. Look for a child having difficulty making friends, joining in with others in play activities and having a very rigid sense of right and wrong or likes and dislikes. Their thought process tends to be inflexible ...Read more

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What are the tell tale signs of aspergers syndrome?

What are the tell tale signs of aspergers syndrome?

Asperger's: The two major areas of deficit in asperger's are problems with 1) social interaction and 2) stereotyped and repetative patterns of behavior. You can read specific details at the apa website however, it is best to get a consult from a comprensive team of professionals because this a subtle diagnosis and not a simple check list. ...Read more

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Could aspergers and bad behaviour be directly linked ?

Not directly linked: There is no direct link with aspergers and bad behavior. People with aspergers have trouble with social interactions and miss social cues that prevent accurate reading of what the person is saying/feeling. That certainly can cause difficulty behavior. Asperger kids are not immune to all the ways to get into trouble however they are supported by their by their families and school and have less. ...Read more