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Dealing With High Functioning Autistic Teen Boys Sports
What percentage of adults who experienced sibling physical and psychological abuse as children have PTSD?
PTSD: I feel empathy for those going through sibling physical and psychological abuse as children It causes intense fear, panic and helplessness Frequent and intense episodes of abuse with injury; and lack of love and support from the parents can lead to PTSD. There are no scientific studies to show the percentage of adults with PTSD due to abuse as children See a Psychiatrist for Therapy and Medication ...Read more
They often can: Autism spectrum disorders are complex in terms of cognitive functioning., language, learning disorders, memory, motor and sensory disorders, executive functions, and even rarer neuropsychological factors. Even children labeled "mild" can be very different. Comprehensive neuropsychological assessment to assess these skills can be expensive, but can zero in on learning strategies and needs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Our brain receives: And processes information through various parts of the brain, e.g., the speech center is in the left hemisphere and emotionality is in an area known as the libmic system. Verbal skills are highly developed in one part and recognition of nonverbal cues from face, tone of voice, etc. Are not as well developed, thus creating some social issues. Strengths and weakness vary for everyone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Special Olympics: Teens with physical disabilities are able to do many sports. By this age they are generally aware of their physical limitations, such as neck instability, hypermobile joints or heart or lung limitations. They can be directed by their primary physicians with the help of special olympics to find a sport they can excel in. ...Read more
Would it be more beneficial to continue mainstreaming my 8 year old child diagnosed w hfa w adhd, gdd/asperger vs placing her in a special ED school?
Ask school: The best think for your child is for you to team up with his teachers and school to get their opinion as to how he is doing. The school district is required by law to evaluate him to see if he needs special help if he has a confirmed medical diagnosis that may get in the way of his education. Sometimes you have to push the school to do it but collaborating is always best. Ask if he needs an iep. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Which disorders cause a 7 years old boy (having good grades) to sit alone in school despite he's social in family?P.S:he visits an orthophonist weekly
Shyness: Some children are shyer than others, but some kids can get stressed at school. Talk to him about how he is doing. Is he anxious or stressed? Does he enjoy school? How are his grades? If you are concerned that he is depressed or having school problems, talk with his doctor or a therapist. ...Read more
Can a person be high functioning (ceo, olympic athlete, doctor) and yet have extremely pervasive personality disorder?
In some cases, yes: Some people can be highly successful in the outer world, but miserable inside. The disturbance they have may be more pronounced in intimate relationships than in external achieving. I have known many high functioning people with character disorders such as narcissistic and borderline. Some have recognized their need for help, and have done the work required to recover. Ongoing process, tho'. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 7yr.Old daughter has fasnadhd.Do kids w FAS have a higher rate than normal kids of gettn ADHD n other emotional/mental disorders?
Yes: Fetal alcohol syndrome is known to be a preventable cause of developmental disabilities, retardation, and physical problems. "behavior problems in FAS are manifold, including unpredictable extreme mood swings, impulsiveness, diminished judgment, attention deficit, lack of normal self-discipline, irresponsibility, and difficulty taking social cues".. (medicinenet.Com). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I think it's from: Both the delays in social development + perseverative interest in anything that's preferred. The simplistic language of pre-school shows is delivered in high-pitched, emphatic, repetitive " snippets", great for delayed echolalia. Age-appropriate shows have confusing complex language ; social interactions. Game shows have sound effects, short verbal interchange, rolling credits ; catchy music. ...Read more
Several roles: Social workers can play many roles in the lives of children with mental health problems. Two of the more common is helping to gain access to helpful services and providing direct counseling services. This can be done through both private and public agencies, within and outside of a hospital or clinic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Be supportive: Children with mood disorders have a lot of emotions, anxiety, sadness/depression, irritability and sometimes feel that no one cares about them. Encouraging them to do their best and showing them you care and believe in them helps them to feel safer around you and may help them to be more receptive to your instructions. Most children like to please adults and will do their best if they trust you. ...Read more
Why would a child laugh while being aggressive/attacking parent during a severe temper tantrum? (7 y/o boy with aspergers)
Part of disorder: Part of the disorder is inappropriate emotional responses to situations.Laughter to a boy with asperger's is not the same laughter as you and i would interpret it. That it what is so hard for all of us to understand with these kids, because we interpret our environment and situations one way, and it's a totally different world and experience for these kids. Often altered sensations to pain as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Autistic 8 year old boy has brother (5 years) with speech impairment, their cousin (6 years) is hyperlexic. Do you recommend any genetic testing?
No: There are probably genetic factors in all of these, but these are polygenic. Hyperlexic kids often do very well in life. You won't find a single locus mutated that will inform a decision about preventing more children like this from being born. Genetic testing is for major, catastrophic illnesses like cystic fibrosis or muscular dystrophy -- single-gene diseases. ...Read more
Would ssri benefit 11 years old boy who has sever anxiety, phobia, and ocd. While the most talkative at home, he is not talking in public or school.
Anxiety/ Phobia: Hopefully he has been evaluated by a child psychiatrist. Cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychoeducation of parents and child, school intervention, and medications, such as ssris ( 1st line tr); 2nd line-benzodiazepines for short term; 3rd line-- buspirone. If every thing fails antipsychotics may be useful in high levels of agitation. Cbt are the best supported interventions. Early tr improves prog. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How rare is multiple mood disorders associated with dysthymia in a young child? I work with a young kid, about 7 years old, who takes Prozac for this.
Prevelance?: With even a slight chance of rain, if you're wet - it happened. This is rare and Prozac is not usually good for youngsters but the Dr who felt it necessary either is a specialist or should refer to one. Dysthymia is not 'happy' but it's often seen as mild enough to treat w/o Rx. Talk to the parent/guardian. Happy holidays! ...Read more
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