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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 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
Does stress and depression actually cause memory recall problems in young people or is there a more common cause? Like too much computer use?
Many causes: Of course, problems like drug use, depression & chronic sleep disturbance cause the most serious memory problems in young people. But there is some evidence that young people are not exercising their brains in the same way their grandparents did. Today young people rely on Smart Phones for their appointments, directions, names of new people they meet, etc. Develop your brain's own hard drive! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not at all: Cataracts are a normal aging change that everyone eventually gets. Certain types of eye surgeries may speed up the development of cataracts. However, computer monitors do not increase the risk of cataracts or other eye conditions (expect possibly dry eyes caused by excessive staring without blinking). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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