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Doctor insights on: Aspergers Speaking With Hand Gestures

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Is there a link between speaking loudly and aspergers?

Is there a link between speaking loudly and aspergers?

Yes: Just as aspies tend to have poor physical coordination, modulating the speed, tone and volume of the voice may be difficult. Things that are obvious to others are seldom obvious to the aspie; criticism will only hurt and guidance is often very helpful. This isn't something that junior can handle on his own and a short course of speech therapy may be very helpful. ...Read more

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Is the inability to speak clearly a symptom of aspergers?

Is the inability to speak clearly a symptom of aspergers?

Inability to speak: The short answer is no. The main problem areas in asperger syndrome are a lack of reciprocal relationships and having many repetive behaviors. See the apa website for more detail however, since some autistic people are less social they may talk less than the usual. ...Read more

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Do people with asperger's or autism do hand flapping?

Do people with  asperger's or autism do hand flapping?

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 more

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Can i get prescribed Adderall or ritalin (methylphenidate) if I have autism? (more specifically speaking; asperger's syndrome?)

Can i get prescribed Adderall or ritalin (methylphenidate) if I have autism? (more specifically speaking; asperger's syndrome?)

Yes, you can take: stimulant medication if diagnosed with ADHD-Primarily Inattentive Type. 40-70 % of people with Autistic Spectrum Disorder also have ADHD. Start at a lower dose than is used for adults who have ADHD but no ASD & increase the dose in smaller increments to its maximum effect. Stimulants can increase anxiety, common in ASD. You may need to add a an anti-anxiety medication or use a non-stimulant. ...Read more

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My son is autistic and recently diagnosed aspergers but he doesn't speak can this be wrong?

My son is autistic and recently diagnosed aspergers but he doesn't speak can this be wrong?

The diagnosis of : Asperger Syndrome has been subsumed into Autistic Spectrum Disorder, which has 3 levels classified by the intensity of supports & services needed to maximize functioning. The outdated diagnosis AS include an overall IQ of 70 or above and no significant delays in speech & language at age 3-4. Therefore, his symptoms would not have fit the old diagnosis & will fit ASD level 3, not level 1. ...Read more

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Would a sensory integration disorder be a symptom of Asperger's syndrome? my now 11yr old daughter was diagnosed as having an autism spectrum disorder 1yr ago. however when I'm speaking to others about her symptoms the first comment I hear usually is 'oh

Hi, : Hi, concur with dr. Rinker. Aspergers syndrome is an autism spectrum disorder. Autism, is the most impairing of the autism spectrum disorders. Pervasive developmental disorder comes next and children with aspergers are usually the highest functioning of three. Children with autism spectrum disorder usually have sensory overload which includes tactile stimulation. I recommend talking directly with your daughter's psychiatrist about how best to deal with her tactile sensitivity. One quick option is the use of a camisole that is made of smooth or silky material as an undergarment. It is likely to create less friction against the nipples without highlighting just her nipples. Additionally, pulling bandaids off of skin repeatedly could be quite painful - especially in a child who is already sensitive. I hope this is helpful. Take care. ...Read more

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Will neurofeedback help with aspergers. Specifically motor skills and hand eye coordination?

Will neurofeedback help with aspergers. Specifically motor skills and hand eye coordination?

I found a site : That mentions eye hand coordination as 1st thing it can help with, although they did not speak about aspergers here's the link http://www.brain2.com.au/service/neurofeedback ...Read more

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Could neurofeedback help with aspergers. specifically motor skills and hand eye coordination?

Could neurofeedback help with aspergers. specifically motor skills and hand eye coordination?

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

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Please tell me will neurofeedback help with aspergers like motor skills and hand eye coordination?

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

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I need your help. My hands and heads are shivering while speaking to others. Please suggest a medicine for my nervous problem?

I need your help. My hands and heads are shivering while speaking to others. Please suggest a medicine for my nervous problem?

Tremors: You may suffer from Heredofamilial Essential Tremor, which can be accentuated from increased stress. This is relatively easy to control, as several medications may help. Have seen success with alprazolam, primidone, gabapentin, etc. See a neurologist and get diagnosis confirmed and treated. Do make sure that this is not due to a thyroid or medication issue. ...Read more