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Computer Use For People With Autism
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
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
Yes: It depends on the content an amount of time spent on the computer. ...Read more
Are there any studies that disprove that prolonged computer use and reading do not cause vision problems?
No: Since there is no evidence that this actually occurs, there are no studies about it. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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