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Aspergers Hand Wringing
Sometimes: This movement can be common, can be present all the time or can only be there a little bit, or sometimes not at all. Each individual with autism is an individual. If it is present, i consider it significant. If it is absent it doesn't mean autism is not present. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Asperger's syndrome is 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
Please tell me will neurofeedback help with aspergers like motor skills and hand eye coordination?
I don't know of any: studies on this topic but it is a good idea to have a session w/a neurofeedback professional and ask him/her the same question. Your doc or state psychological association can help w/referrals. Peace and good health. ...Read more
No proven benefit: There are no randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled studies to support the claims of those who provide NFB to older kids & teens with Autistic Spectrum Disorder Level 1 & average or above IQ's. EEG Biofeedback has been used since the 70's. When kids with ASD/ADHD relax & focus on 2-dimensional figures on a screen, a preferred activity, they do well. It doesn't generalize outside the lab. ...Read more
Comfort: Self-stimulating behaviors are a variety of things that people engage in when they are uncomfortable or anxious in their environment. They can be automatic and like a habit, and can done in an unconscious manner. When people with autistic symptoms do them, it is a way of them coping with their environment by coping with stressful situations and getting a reduction in anxiety. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Totally different: Reactive attachment disorder is an impairment in the ability of young children to create and maintain a strong bond with caregivers; it arises from a mismatch in child needs and parenting style. Although children with asperger's disorder also have trouble connecting with others, the problem is genetic, with a decreased drive to socially connect plus odd, intense interests. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
22mth son obsessed with nmbers wants rubber digits1-9 ALWAYS with him, wails without them, asks for number songs. He Speaks well. Is this aspergers?
Could be but first: research Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). On the other hand, your son is not even two, so let's not be too alarmed. Kids go through stages, and the stages change rapidly--the younger the more rapid the changes. Be patient and indulge him. What you describe is not harmful, just different. Consult with other parents, or if you are still concerned, a pediatrician or child psychologist. ...Read more
Be Careful: Only a qualified professional such as a developmental pediatrician or a behavioral psychologist should after careful evaluation diagnose a child with asperger.In general they display behavioral rigidity, poor social interaction, understanding language in context, limited interests, repetitive behavior ie hand flapping, and normal or above average intelligence.Little professor is the common stereotype. ...Read more
Good question : Joey people who have social anxiety disorder like to be around people and meet new people but they have anxiety about it. They are either very shy or anxious and therefore their social relationships suffer dramatically. On the other hand people have aspergers disorder do not desire social relationships and would rather be by themselves or they are content and could care less about others. ...Read more
A world apart: On the surface at a social event, the two entities can look similar: poor eye contact, little discussion, odd utterances. However, a child with social anxiety will have normal social interaction in trusted environments, understand social cues, have a clear idea of social norms, adaptations, etc. A child with asperger's does not have these things, and has other issues like sensory and processing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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