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Could you tell me what are chances of having another child with autism with after 2 kids with autism?

Could you tell me what are chances of having another child with autism with after 2 kids with autism?

Possible : Studies have found family groupings where various anomalies are detected in the gene code of affected kids. This has prompted more research in this area and there are some commercial labs doing gene mapping studies on cheek swabs or blood looking for these markers. There seems to be a tendency for some men or women to pass minor but important changes in their genetic material to their kids. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

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


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What are chances of having another child with autism after hsving 2 kids with autism?

About 30%: The risk of a child to develop autism, who already has 2 siblings with autism is about 30%. If an underlying genetic cause was identified in the other children a genetic counselor may be able to provide a specific number. ...Read more

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How to perform hydrotherapy with essential oil at home for autism spectrum disorder child?

Why ever ???: It is common for bizarre therapies to gain a following when a problem is difficult ; no successful treatments are offered through regular health sources. They are offered with the statement "your doc doesn't know about this" or they are trying to "hide" the benefit. Autism gradually improves over time in most cases with loving supportive care.These programs are a waste of time but do what you wish. ...Read more

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Please describe the medicine a child can take for autism?

No Cure: If you mean to cure, no. To alleviate symptoms, sometimes yes. For example there are medications to help insomnia. Also aggressive behavior. Check with your pediatrician for help. ...Read more

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What are the characteristics of a child with autism?

What are the characteristics of a child with autism?

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 more

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My child has symptoms similar to those associated with autism, but it is something else?

Absolutely: There are a number of disorders that can superficially look like autism, especially in young children. These include language disorders, something called stereotypic movement disorder, simple shyness, intellectual disability (mental retardation), and deafness, to name a few. It can even include children who are developing perfectly normally, just at a different pace than others expect. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for a child to be tested for autism?

Screening Tests: There are screening questionaires , that can be administered in your pediatricians office, such as the mini- chat, that takes a few minutes. It has been tested and validated to provide reasonable accuracy if checked at 18 and 24 months of age. ...Read more

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My child has been diagnosed with autism: 1st--can she get better? 2nd--will she lead a normal life when older?

Can only talk odds: Without even knowing your child's age or severity of symptoms, any answer is going to be highly general. Yes, some children with autism get better, sometimes markedly so; however, most continue to have problems lifelong. Usually, even with children with no problems, knowing what kind of life they will lead is impossible to guess until they make it through their teens. ...Read more

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When can a child with autism receive SSI disability income?

Depends: Hard to answer with any degree of specificity in this kind of forum. Depends on age, family income, severity of illness, etc. Here's a good resource: http://www.Child-autism-parent-cafe.Com/social-security.Html. ...Read more

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Is there a simple online test to see if a child has autism?

Screeners only: If you are worried enough about your young child's behavior to be looking for an on-line test for autism, you probably would be best served by seeking out an evaluation with an expert in autism. Screeners are getting better, but assessing symptoms of autism is complicated, especially for those who have not seen many children with the disorder at different ages. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

Autism spectrum disorder, also called pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), is a type of condition that includes life-long impairment in the ability to communicate and to have normal social interactions. These include ...Read more