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Autism Still Diapered
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
My son has autism and we've tried melatonin and cat après he still only sleeps about 4 to 6 hours please help?
Starting Melatonin: At 5-6 mg 1/2 hr. Before bedtime for 3 mos., then lowering it by 1 mg./mo. Till it's gone seems to work better. Clonodine is short-acting; hence, the waking @ 4 hrs.; its 24-hr. Form causes daytime drowsiness. Intunive, 24-hr. Guanfacine, often works , but may cause daytime drowsiness for a few days after each dose increase. A sleep study with eeg would show apnea or nocturnal seizures. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Has autism been classified into different useful levels or are patients still getting lumped together?
Both: Currently there three basic classifications: asperger's, autistiism, & pervasive developmental disorders. But these are somewhat ill-defined & each encompasses a broad spectrum of levels of function. Better definition & classification of autistic spectrum disorders is currently under consideration but is likely to be difficult if not impossible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 5 yo son diagnosed with autism still mumbles sylablles that we can't understand.Speech theraphy once a week here philpines expensive what can I do?
Special Education : Are special education services for children with autism available?These include speech/language & occupational therapy as well as behavioral therapy. Ask his slt if he has joint attention, the ability to share interest in an object or event with another person, as this precedes social communication. Whether he uses asl, pecs, language or an ipad app, insist that he tell you what he wants. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If studies show vaccines don't cause autism why do celebrities like jenny mccarthy still claim it?
No Medicines fix it: Over the years a variety of medicines & diets have been studied in autism. None have provided any evidence based or predictable improvement although you can find glowing testimonials about a few. There are some medicines that physicians use to help with mood issues or aggressive behavior, but these only help manage symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
At the age of four the child still walks on his tip-toes ... I know that's not normal could it be a sign of autism..
My son, 6 , with autism, is still not fully potty trained. He has a weak stream, starts and stops and his urine stream is eratic. Should i be worried?
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