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Can A Child With Autism Have An Extremely High Iq
I think I have high functioning autism and my IQ was 88 or something on the test i took. But i think I am smarter than that. Can i become a doctor?
Possibly: Some of the brightest physicians i've known have also happened to have autism spectrum disorders. I do believe however that you should have your iq rechecked. It would be very difficult if not impossible to make it through the studies involved in becoming a physician if your iq is truly only 88. Best wishes. ...Read more
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
Could a child w developmental delay be diagnosed w high functioning autism w ADHD & gdd/asperger all at the same time?
Poly-dx: While some developmental diagnoses speak to different areas of development (e.g., cognitive delay, social disability like autism) it is unlikely (and in the case of autism and aspergers) or even inappropriate to diagnose all you listed as co-existing. Seek a second opinion from a developmental pediatrician and/or early childhood psychologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It's possible that a: Child with autistic spectrum disorder who acquires a large vocabulary but doesn't use it for age-appropriate reciprocal social i communication & has overdeveloped pattern recognition & rote memory is perceived as being precocious in developing preschool skills, while his non-compliance for non-preferred tasks, perseveration in preferred tasks & stereotypies are perceived as personality traits. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Current studies: show 40-68% of children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder also have Intellectual Dusability, IQ <70. 25% have epilepsy, more inkids with ASD & ID. ADHD in 40-70% (of all).Learning disabilities & executive function deficits( taking in, organizing, processing & acting on information) are common in those with avg.-above avg. IQ 90 or >. Lack of theory of mind in all. Tics, 9%. Sleep problems, 50-70%. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Superficially..: These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. There are varying degress of severity.Early dignosis and appropriate therapy improves greatly the prognosis.The cause currently is unknown. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anything new will be: Rejected at first. Kids with autism do not retain complex, novel information quickly & require repetition of the movement. Remember, verbal instructions may not work & he has difficulty mimicking your motor movements, like he did with pat-a-cake & peek-a-boo.Pictorial cues, books about riding a bike & possibly phyical therapy to teach him how to ride a stationary bike may have to happen first. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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