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Autism Social Skills Kindergarten
Evidence-based: Treatment of autism is intensive, repetitive behavioral & educational therapy at the child's developmental age. When a young child is ready, "peer therapy" is effective, adult-supervised play with a neurotypical peer in multiple settings. Group therapy at age 6 & > is repetitive, rote training in basic skills. Dan & other unproven therapies are reviewed in "pediatrics" nov 2012, on aap.Org or app. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Autism is a brain development disorder. It shows up in the first 3 years of life and affects communication and social interaction. Check out these 2 websites--autism society of america and autism speaks . Both are good informative websites . I have many autistic patients who do well. Be informed and seek an evaluation ...Read more
Usually affected: Most children with autism have fine motor skills that are delayed and for some they never catch up even with years of therapy. This can make writing difficult as well as buttons, zippers, socks and even flushing a toilet. When a child is young it is important to address with therapy but also to remember that there are often other more useful skills they can acquire in spite of this deficit. ...Read more
Our brain receives: And processes information through various parts of the brain, e.g., the speech center is in the left hemisphere and emotionality is in an area known as the libmic system. Verbal skills are highly developed in one part and recognition of nonverbal cues from face, tone of voice, etc. Are not as well developed, thus creating some social issues. Strengths and weakness vary for everyone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Aspergers: I have worked with and treated several patients with aspergers. Depending on the severity of the disorder, there are a number of helpful interventions. Talking with a qualified psychologist can help you learn how to interact more effectively with others, learn to develop better interpersonal skills and live a more fulfilling life. Don't give up hope, seek treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me how could persons with asperger's have good verbal skills, and yet poor social skills?
Aspergers Syndrome: This name well not continue as a diagnostic entity. It will now follow under autism spectrum disorder. We refer to the symptoms in this case as "high functioning" autism. They can have extraordinary cognitive skills with social deficits. Relationships are difficult and social cues are often missed. With support and understanding people with this disorder can lead a good life. ...Read more
What kind of specialist should I seek in order to help teach my son with asperger's social skills.?
Many: There are more resources than ever supporting growth emotionally and socially for those withpervasive developmental disorders - networking & medical information sites, organizations that give support to autism/aspergers spectrum disorders (nih, nimh & local medical societies), family and friends. All can lead to psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors & other specialists for direct hands on help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 7 year autistic son only talks when he wants something . He has very little social skills . Will he ever be able to live independently as adult ?
Prognosis for kids: With autistic spectrum disorder depends on level of cognition, degree of ASD & early response to therapy. Studies show 14-44% favorable outcomes.(http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc3619174/). Having early communication & a full scale iq > 70 (stable from ~ age 7) are favorable. Social/adaptive skills remain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I need help with my social skills but I think my health status has to do with me communicating with others. Can someone help me to communicate more.
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