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Doctor insights on: Computer Use For People With Autism

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My sister is autism and she can use a computer and she is better than me she have a laptop in her room she watchs video on youtube 24h without boring?

My sister is autism and she can use a computer and she is better than me she have a laptop in her room she  watchs video on youtube 24h without boring?

More than 2 hours a: Day of " screen time" is contributing to her obesity, which you asked about earlier. The non-verbal iq of people with autism can be much higher than the verbal iq. If you send me your location, i'll look for nearby developmental services.Legally, your parents must give written approval for her to receive behavioral & developmental services. Hopefully, they will with your prompting. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

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


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Does computer use carry risks ?

Does computer use carry risks ?

Yes.: There are all sorts of minor ailments that can accompany too much computer use such as eyestrain / headahces, neck pain, carpal tunnel / gamer's thumb, etc. But the real risk is that you end up being a non participant in the real business of life. ...Read more

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How do you recover from a repetitive stress injury due to computer use?

How do you recover from a repetitive stress injury due to computer use?

Mud pack therapy: Need local support either with kinesio tapping or brace and get rid of problems with energy flow by creating coherne with acupuncture, chiro adjuestment, osto manipulation, mud pack therapy. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of too much computer use, if there is any. How much computer use would be considered 'too much'?

Computer use: In general, I would normally tell a patient that if computer use isnot interfering with work or daily activities then it is okay ...Read more

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Could excessive computer use damage eyesight?

Could excessive computer use damage eyesight?

Computer eye strain: Eye strain from computers is increasingly more common in people age 40 and older. You may need glasses made specifically for computer use. Regular bifocals give you good vision at distance and near, but the computer is usually beyond the near range. Other than eye strain, the computer should not harm your vision. ...Read more

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Does too much computer use bad for your health ?

Good Question : The fact that you are raising the question suggests that you may be aware that using the computer may be interfering with other aspects of your life. While the conditions that you mention of headaches and migraine may be exacerbated by constant computer use, social isolation and sometimes obsessive preoccupation can also be the result of too much time on the computer. ...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