Doctor insights on:
How Can An Autistic Person Gets Their Ged
Can an autistic person (29years) cohabitat with a person (26years) that has depressive disorder with psychotic tendencies? Both not on treatment
Sounds problematic: All things are possible- is this a good idea? Does the autistic person have any sense of danger ? Does the depressive disorder with psychotic tendencies have an issue with violence. This could work or end badly...A lot of discussion would need to take place before such cohabitation happened. Safety of both needs to be covered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Evidence-based : Treatments are intensive, repetitive, ongoing behavioral ; educational therapy geared at the child's developmental level. These can be therapist-directed (aba), child directed (floor time) or a combination (denver model). Best outcomes occur when begun before or by age 2. Social skills group therapy utilizes the excellent rote memory of a child with ASD 6 years old ; up, again a long-term therapy. ...Read more
Varies : Very often that term is used interchangeably with aspergers. In general the biggest area of difficulty for these patients is language and social interactions. There can be difficulty reading and understanding the subtleties of human interactions as it relates to conversation and body language. Interpretation is literal and sarcasm not understood. Sheldon on the big bang theory is good example. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How can a person handle living with an autistic person once they are an adult with dramatic childish behavior?
Discipline him at : His developmental level, not as an adult.Tell him what you want him to do, not what you don't want. He should qualify for ssi & medicaid, especially if he also has intellectual disability. If you have legal guardianship, call your state's mental health/developmental services division for behavioral & social services. Call your state's disability agency (voc rehab) for employment opportunities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many are aggressive : But not all. Here is an excellent resource on the issue. I live with my grandson who is 6 years old and has autism. He seems to get aggressive if he does not understand why he is being told " no." www.Autism.Com/index.Php/treating_tips video presentation: addressing challenging behaviors: strategies for tantrumming, aggression, self-injury, and food refusal- presented by melissa olive, phd, bcba-d. ...Read more
Poor term: Autism is a disorder of communication ; socialization that may be associated with underperformance on iq tests. On the other hand, almost all kids that were labeled "profoundly retarded" years ago have significant problems with communication ; socialization. Many truly autistic kids have normal or exceptional thinking capacity and far exceed normals in many areas.The label overlap creates confusin. ...Read more
No.: Hi billybear! no, having a speech delay does not mean a person is autistic. It could be a sign of autism, but it could just be a speech/language disorder. There are also some other disorders of childhood that could result in a speech delay so it is important to have the problem evaluated. The hallmark symptom of autism is impairment in social functioning so speech delay could be present w/o autism. ...Read more
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
Many, many: Think of how you'd behave if you thought everyone knows what you know, feels the way you feel, & wants to do what you want to do. You couldn't lie, but you couldn't know why people go away sometimes when you're just stating a fact, why they say no when you tell them what to do or why they tell you to do something you don't want to do. If you think in pictures, language is a second language. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- How can a person sleep with their eyes open?
- How long can an hiv positive person live?
- How long can an infected person carry stec?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- How soon after a miscarriage can i have an orgasm?
- How many benadryl can i take for an allergic reaction?
- How can you tell the difference between an ovarian cyst and ectopic pregnancy?
- How long can someone stay in an induced coma?
- Talk to a pediatrician online