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Do Tantrums And Language Delay Automatically Mean Autism
Autism includes : Language delay. Not everybody with language delay has autism. www.med.umich.edu/yourchild/topics/speech.htm speech and language delay and disorder. www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism what is autism? What is autism spectrum disorder? Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. ...Read more
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
Nowadays, every : child with Receptive &/or Expressive Language Delay needs assessment of overall development & autism-specific tests to rule out Autistic Spectrum Disorder &/or Global Developmental Delay. Deficits in intent to communicate, joint attention, gaze monitoring & reciprocal social interaction with repetitive, non-functional movements point to ASD. See firstsigns.org for developmental screens & M-CHAT. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son is 2.5 years, had eval done, only showed language delay. But now seems to have a visual stim as well. Autism only? Or possibly something else?
Visual stimming: Visual stimming can occur in children with language delay and/or autism. Stimming often occur when a child is overwhelmed with stimuli. More about stimming http://nspt4kids.com/healthtopics-and-conditions-database/self-stimulatory-behaviors/ More about Autism: The Thinking Person's Guide to Autism Resource page http://www.thinkingautismguide.com/p/resources.html ...Read more
What else can it be apart from autism and hearing if a 2 year old's response to his name is poor and there is language delay.
Ped dev eval: Your child needs an evaluation by a developmental behavioral pediatrician or pediatric neurologist or speech language therapist. If hearing is definitely normal (s/he responds well to almost everything OTHER than his name), autism is a reasonable concern if other elements are present (poor eye contact, limited imaginative play, poor social engagement). Intellectual disability is an area of conce ...Read more
My 2.5 yrs has expressive language delay. He is very stubborn and cranky most of the time. If does not get what he wants he thrws tantrum. Is it norm ?
I have a two year old with language delay. ENT doctor said he pressure in his ears was abnormal but he had no fluid. Very confused what this means?
Need ABR: I think the ENT doctor probably means that there is negative pressure in the middle ear. This may be present in the absence of middle ear fluid. The negative pressure should not cause a language delay. Although this may be normal at this age, the best thing to do is to have an auditory brain stem response (ABR). This test can be performed by an audiologist. Results can prove normal hearing. ...Read more
My son is 2.5. He says only same 7 wds. But has said many. Imitates me. Receptive language great. history speech delay w bro. No gdd. Autism r/o. Worry?
It shouldn't impact: representational play, using one environmental object to represent another.A 12-mo.-old feeds, rocks or "reads to" a doll or stuffed animal. A 16-mo.-old sets a table with play dishes or "blows out" birthday candles on a plastic cake. Use developmental screens & M-CHAT on firstsigns.org. Share results with your pediatrician & Early Intervention Program Speech/Language therapist to get an answer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily: Children are very reislient and adaptive. Pretend play will simply be more nonverbal in this case. Pretend play can also be an outlet for frustration...Encourage the play, read to your child, and hopefully with a known delay there is therapy to help improve the delay... ...Read more
Be grateful: When i was a kid in the 1950's, childhood cancer was a death sentence. Nowadays, the cure rate is high. I have physician-colleagues who were cured. Whether chemotherapeutic agents may cause language delay or whether it just happens, and whether intensive treatment is evidence-based / justifiable, i can't address -- ask your oncologist. Is junior deaf? Dr. Feynman didn't speak until he was 4. ...Read more
Would teaching my 5 month old sign language delay his speech ability? Also any sign language tips?
Hi. My son was diagnosed with a severe speech delay and a processing disorder and could possibly have a mild case of autism. Does this mean he is on t?
Autism Spectrum: Disorder(asd): yes, possibly. Impairment in 2 major domains: 1. Deficit in social communication ; interaction; 2. Restricted, repetitive pattern of behavior, interests ; activities. Management: individualized acc. To age ; specific needs. Multidisciplinary approach to improve social functioning, communication ; adaptive skills; promote academic functioning/cognition ; reduce negative behavior. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Idevelopmental delay and learning difficulties across the board and language delay , my child is 6 and 22 months behind should school take it serious ?
Depends on illness: Vitamin B12 is a vitamin, which means it is a chemical that the body needs. If a child has an illness that leads to B12 deficiency, that child can take B12 orally or via shots, depending on the doctor's advice. Injecting a child with B12 to try to affect the language delay, but who is not deficient in B12, is hopefully not the case here. We don't poke kids unless there is a very good reason. ...Read more
My son 3 years old, he has just been diagnosed with Language delay. He is at times very agressive with his sister. How do u modify his behaviour. ?
Work on language: You can expect a person with an expressive language disorder to be frustrated and short tempered.You can still set boundaries of acceptable behavior but do not expect this to improve much until the kid has a way to communicate his needs to others. Find a child behavioral worker in your region & work on both behavior & communication. Over time it should improve but will take patience. ...Read more
Could my 3 year old be autistic?he is not yet pottu trained,has speech and language delay passed his hearing test.he throws very violent tempers.
It is hard to say ..: You did not provide enough clinical information. Does this happen in all environments or does he save these behaviors for you specifically. Does he exhibit periods of time where he is engaged in activities with other children: does he understand the language you use with him, does he have a range of emotions: happy, sad, etc. You should discuss these questions with your Pediatric Specialist- KB ...Read more
Could my 3 year old be autistic?he is not yet pottu trained,has speech and language delay pasaed his hearing test.he throws very violent tempers.he do
Maybe/maybe not: Only 75% of kids are potty trained at 3.Any kid with a communication disorder will be frustrated and tend to throw fits. Proper evaluation by a speech and language specialist and developmental pediatrician could give a better picture of what is going on. This could just be a developmental speech/language issue, separate from the label of autism or its related disorders. ...Read more
My teen just admitted to me that she had been masturbating in the presence of my toddler for about 4 years. No sexual intent towards the toddler (no touching, forcing to join etc). Could this have caused my toddlers language delay?
How old ?: If this started when the toddler was an infant & is now just 4, it is likely confusing but not the cause of a language delay. Infants and toddlers don't attach the sexuality, taboo or shame that adults do to masturbation. They can be curious and confused, but the language delay is likely not based on this series of exposures. The teen need some significant counselling & the family may also. ...Read more
Hi can you tell me if a language delay is significant when a child is 5 years 7 months but between 3 and 4 years in overall assesment thankyou?
Agree + she needs: formal psychological testing of her cognitive, motor, self-help & social skills & assessment for ADHD, though her distractibility may be related to her language impairment. If she is still has day- & nighttime bowel & bladder incontinence, medical investigation is warranted. She should qualify for special education services in school. Language delay confers increased risk of dyslexia, so act now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 ...Read more
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