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Doctor insights on: Computer Use For People With Autism

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Do doctors use ipads in their practices, in dealing with pts? If so, how many docs use ipads approximately?

Depends/unknown: Some docs have an EMR and use a variety of devices during visits.IPads, mini-laptops, etc.Others use written records (old school) The numbers vary by part of the country and type of practice. The true number is unknown. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as ...Read more


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Do people with aspergers have eye contact problems? Or are the people with autism the ones with eye-contact problems?

Do people with aspergers have eye contact problems? Or are the people with autism the ones with eye-contact problems?

Both can: Since asperger's syndrome was a disorder on the autistic spectrum (no longer in the diagnostic manual), both disorders can have similar presentations. The difference lies in severity and impairment. ...Read more

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Is there an addiction or disorder for people who watch anime excessively or play video games frequently? Watching free stream anime online 6-12 hours every day even digging into hentai for the absence of intimacy. And online using video games for social n

Is there an addiction or disorder for people who watch anime excessively or play video games frequently? Watching free stream anime online 6-12 hours every day even digging into hentai for the absence of intimacy. And online using video games for social n

Yes: Online addictions, whether for action games, online porn, chatrooms or many other activities can be serious and damaging to quality of life. Many addiction programs have now started special programs for those with these kinds of problems (called 'process' addictions). They sometimes reflect another underlying psychiatric problem, sometimes not. See an addiction specialist (aaap.Org or asam.Org). ...Read more

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Are the computer software for biofeedback for add children just a gimmick?

Are the computer software for biofeedback for add children just a gimmick?

Some are: In the 70's the gizmo was a $20, 000 piece of equipment with rows of " pac-man." if the child gazed steadily at the screen, the "pac-men" gobbled each other up. Children with adhd can " hyperfocus" on tv or video games the same way, especially if they're fast-paced & provide immediate reinforcement. This does not generalize to real-life situations nor improve ability to inhibit one's own behavior. ...Read more

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Does anyone have examples of online support for parents with learning disabilities?

Does anyone have examples of online support  for parents with learning disabilities?

See below:: Try: www.Ldonline.Org/ it is called ld online-works with learning disabilities association of america. ...Read more

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Dentists--please tell us your preferred electric toothbrushes for people with plaque. Also any nonelectric toothbrush for people with grip challenges?

Dentists--please tell us your preferred electric toothbrushes for people with plaque. Also any nonelectric toothbrush for people with grip challenges?

Sonicare: Most of our staff use these happily. One way to make gripping a manual toothbrush easier is to drill a hole in a tennis ball and insert the brush handle tightly into it. Arthritic hands find that much easier than gripping a small handle. ...Read more

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Is there good rehabilitation for kids with pvl to help them with motor coordination?

Is there good rehabilitation for kids with pvl to help them with motor coordination?

Good peds OT and PT: Kids with pvl are at greater risk for cerebral palsy among other neuromuscular disorders. There is excellent rehab for kids with pvl, and most of them involve repetitive movement and relearning how to make normal movements, recruiting more brain to enable the movement to happen. Good pt and ot will help with that, and most major centers have them. The local support groups will know the good names. ...Read more

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Tips for working with children with mood disorders in the classroom?

Tips for working with children with mood disorders in the classroom?

Patience: It's easy to be frustrated with a child who is angry, sullen, amotivated, has a drop in grades, is defiant, looks sloppy etc. Those are behaviors that might be seen in a depressed child. A bipolar child may be even more of a handful. When i work with difficult people, i just keep reminding myself that they are suffering. This allows me to feel some empathy - especially when I am losing patience. ...Read more

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Can there be any affordable and useful resource for children with adhd, dyslexia and dysgraphia?

Can there be any affordable and useful resource for children with adhd, dyslexia and dysgraphia?

Try this:: http://www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/adhd.html Search online for the National Institute of Mental Health (nimh.org) Junior colleges will often test you for free through Student Services if you are enrolled. Insurances will not pay for testing but TX is usually covered. Find a therapist who knows about this condition. ...Read more

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People who use ambiean for sleep vs people who use klonapin , ? Are they both addictive?

People who use ambiean for sleep vs people who use klonapin , ? Are they both addictive?

Medications: Both can lead to tolerance. Both have potential side effects. Ambien (zolpidem) is a sleep medication. Klonopin is an anxiety medicine. ...Read more

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How do people with autism cope with making public presentations?

How do people with autism cope with making public presentations?

Autism: Persons with autism are not all mentally retarded. Some have excellent personality inspite of weird repetitive behaviors and problem of communications.I think they can do presentatons ...Read more

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What are good alternatives to monovision contacts other than distance only w/readers. I use a computer at work with detailed work.

What are good alternatives to monovision contacts other than distance only w/readers. I use a computer at work with detailed work.

Multifocal contacts: There are many brands of multifocal contact lenses - some are optimized for computer distance. It would be worth a trial with a few brands. ...Read more

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In what ways are kids or adults diagnosed with autism every second?

In what ways are kids or adults diagnosed with autism every second?

Statistics: Its a way of rephrasing the statistics. The cdc states 1 in 88 children will be diagnosed with autism by age 8. ...Read more

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Would you recommend monovision laser for a person that works all day with computers and read everyday for 30 minutes?

Would you recommend monovision laser for a person that works all day with computers and read everyday for 30 minutes?

Contacts first: Before considering a surgical procedure for vision correction, I would recommend a trial of monovision contact lenses measured to allow the near focus for the computer monitor, and the dominant distance eye fully corrected. If you're able to tolerate this well, as long as your eyes are suitable candidates for laser vision correction, the procedure maybe right for you. You still may need glasses. ...Read more

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What is community care for with people with learning disabilities?

What is community care for with people with learning disabilities?

See below: It is an alternative to institutionalizing individuals with ld's into residential treatment facilities. Acceptance and intergration in the public communities are essential and vital to allowing them to have the best quality of life without preconception. Unfortunately, many in the communities are often opposed to these heterogeneous collection of individuals-ignorance and fear lend to this. ...Read more

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Are there special glasses for people with amblyopia?

Are there special glasses for people with amblyopia?

Yes.: Amblyopia sometimes causes people to have double vision. In this case, special glasses with prisms can help realign the vision to treat the double vision. ...Read more

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What specialized equipment is issued for people with sound/auditory dyslexia?

What specialized equipment is issued for people with sound/auditory dyslexia?

Dyslexia = reading: disorder, a language-based learning disabiliity, due to the brain's inability to process phonemes, the smallest units of . sound in a language. Fast ForWord & Lindamood-Bell help.Auditory processing deficits in Specific Language Impairment, ADHD & other neurodevelopmental disorders require Speech/language therapy. See asha.org/public/hearing/Understanding-Auditory-Processing-Disorders-in-Children/ ...Read more

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What specialized equipment is issued for people with sound/auditory dyslexia?

What specialized equipment is issued for people with sound/auditory dyslexia?

Dyslexia = reading: disorder, a language-based learning disabiliity, due to the brain's inability to process phonemes, the smallest units of . sound in a language. Fast ForWord & Lindamood-Bell help.Auditory processing deficits in Specific Language Impairment, ADHD & other neurodevelopmental disorders require Speech/language therapy. See asha.org/public/hearing/Understanding-Auditory-Processing-Disorders-in-Children/ ...Read more

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Do you see many patients with brugada syndrome get approved for disability?

Do you see many patients with brugada syndrome get approved for disability?

Disabling Dysrythmia: Brugada syndrome is usually not disabling by itself. Although the fainting can keep one from their occupation, having the implantable defibrillator can really make a difference in the ability to sustain meaningful employment. It is may be grouped with some other disabling diagnosis that would allow some impairment rating. Check with your cardiologist. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

A neurodevelopmental disorder negatively affecting a person's socialization, communication, and interests. It is usually detected in the first ...Read more