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Autistic Boy Diaper Change
Maybe,maybe not : You provided no information for a real analysis, but a 3 year old can be autistic. ...Read more
Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between genetic and environmental factors. Patients with autism may display significant delays in certain developmental areas while having normal or superior strengths in other developmental or learning domains. The severity of the disorder is highly variable ...Read more
See a specialist: I would consider 1st talking to your pediatrician. Who can refer you to local specialists.I would get involved with autism research institute(ari) an excellent clearing house for up to date information .Sidney bakers 360 autism is an internet information source that connects you with a knowledgeable autism community. ...Read more
It varies: Autism is an incredibly complex problem that manifests itself in many ways. If you are looking for a simple answer like you would get for a simpler disease (eg: chicken pox causes fever and rash), then you will be frustrated. There are books on this subject....Big ones. If you are concerned that your child is autistic, you need to see your pediatrician or a pediatric neurologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My four year old boy was just diagnosed with a mild case of autism, should I start mid's or see what therapy can do? Is he going to get better? Thnx
Absolutely, start : Intensive educational & behavioral therapy. Call your public school district's child find team for assessment of overall development & specific testing for the degree of autism to determine eligibility for early childhood special education. They'll develop an individualized educational plan with you. Also, seek referral to a developmental/behavioral pediatrician & child neuropsychologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Autistic 8 year old boy has brother (5 years) with speech impairment, their cousin (6 years) is hyperlexic. Do you recommend any genetic testing?
No: There are probably genetic factors in all of these, but these are polygenic. Hyperlexic kids often do very well in life. You won't find a single locus mutated that will inform a decision about preventing more children like this from being born. Genetic testing is for major, catastrophic illnesses like cystic fibrosis or muscular dystrophy -- single-gene diseases. ...Read more
My brother has a slight case of autism and im 17 weeks pregnant and am having a boy and kinda scared my baby might get it, do you know the chances?
How do I potty train an autistic 3yr old boy, when i haven't potty trained anybody before? He pulls off his clothes & runs around naked, is he ready?
Readiness for: Toileting includes his being able to pull his pants up & down, say/sign "pee-pee, poo-poo or potty" & sense when he needs to "go." if he's in early childhood special education through your local school district, teachers sometimes help with tt.. (if not, call child find for assessment). His aba therapist can help, also. "steps to independence" is a good book.See www.Autism-society.Org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer