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Autistics Talk Like A Robot
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 ...Read more
Audiology: Evaluation by an audiologist with expertise in auditory integration therapy will determine if specific therapies addressing abnormal response to sounds would help. She may find certain frequencies of sounds to be painful . ...Read more
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
Why stop it?: This is her way of expressing herself. I would not want to stop her talking. ...Read more
3 years old son not talking yet only 15 single words not autistic understands everything and nothing wrong with his physical activities so inteligent?
Confusing statement: A 3 yo who only uses 15 single words is showing a delay in speech and language development. This can occur apart from other syndromes like autism. The receptive or understood words tend to progress much faster than spoken words. An evaluation by a speech and language professional is indicated so a plan of therapy can begin. This has been routine in the US for at least 4 decades. ...Read more
I'm not aware of it.: I'm not aware of it.Get a more detailed answer ›
When do signs of autism first appear? Passed MCHAT but was diagnosis with HFA at 3 years. Other than late talking, other signs didn't appear till 2.8 years.
First two years: Autism is a disorder, first diagnosed by leo kanner in the 1940's characterized by a lack of social and emotinal relatedness, there is no social smiling, no recognition of important people, ie mother. Often they have blank stares. Poor reaction to shange, prefer things to stay the same. Stereotypical and repetitive movements (finger flap) and repetitive vocalizations. Dsm5 may change things. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on age: Children vary a lot in when they develop these skills. Many toddlers don't do either for a long time. If the child is emotionally relating to you it probably is not autism but you should review his or her development with you pediatrician if you are worried. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer