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Communication Goals For Students With Autism
How helpful would a simple and free communication platform be for children with autism ? Are they too expensive right now?
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
My son is 7 and has limited communication. He lacks the intent to communicate.He can repeat anything.He is on the autism spectrum?
Possibly. Autistic : Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has the deficits in social communication that you describe along with deficits in reciprocal social interaction plus stereotyped, repetitive movements &/or narrow, restricted areas of interest. Diagnostic evaluation, often made at a Developmental/Behavioral Clinic, includes a search for genetic & other medical causes of ASD. See: autismsocietyofindia.org for resources. ...Read more
Can 22 month old be diagnosed with autism before 3rd b-day? He's been seeing therapist for over 6 months for 40% social and communication delays
20 month old has verba, social, and communication delays. Could this be signs of autism and how to differentiate ASD from aa development delay ?
Social interaction : A few things. One it's important to have a hearing test to rule out hearing impairment. A hallmark of ASD is abnormal social functioning such as preferring not to be held or cuddled. Limited eye contact or interest in conversation. ASD often also presents with delays. Delays alone, however, are less likely to have social dysfunction and are usually more specific. I hope this helps. ...Read more
One of my students (Autism + ADHD) accidentally took a double dose of his adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)? Should I send him home or will he be fine at school?
He will be fine: a double dose will not harm him, but could sedate him. ...Read more
Its not contagious,: if that's what you mean. There are genetic links that run in families, so in that sense there is greater likelihood of ending up with autism or something related if one or more of your biological parents have it. But, genetics is very far away from being able to predict what child will get it, given the parent's symptoms. If this is your concern, find a genetic counselor for the latest... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
By some yes,: Autism can present so many different levels of severity. Impaired social skills, impaired communication, impaired relationships can present in different degrees in different people. From my perspective, some with partial symptoms, not enough for a formal diagnosis, still can benefit from treatment to improve. ...Read more
Uncomfortable gaze: Kids with autism are uncomfortable with eye contact. They can learn in therapy to make eye contact and often what happens is they can develop a trained "stare" in which they are trying to make eye contact (which is terribly innately uncomfortable for them) and they end up " over doing it" so to speak. I think this is what you are referring to. ...Read more
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