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How Can I Determine If My Child Is Slightly Autistic
What can I do if my husband brother is autistic. How big is the chance for us to have a child with autism?
Checkups: Sometimes, esp. As a new parent, one might not know what is normal or what is not. That is the job of your pediatrician to determine that. Which is why well checkups are very important because developmental questions should be asked by doctor at that visit or any concerns from parents should be made aware. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In infancy?: Core symptoms of autism look different at different ages, but always include delays in social communication. A 4-month-should goo and coo " in sync" with mom, a 6-month-old should raise his arms to be picked up, a 9-month old should respond to his name. The diagnosis includes much more, but these are things parents can notice early. Firstsigns.Org has good checklists for parents. Check it out! ...Read more
Cranky, drooling: I have found that children often get irritable about two weeks before the teeth actually break thorough the skin. I believe this is the most bothersome time, rather than the teeth actually cutting through the skin. Drooling, and increased irritability are signs. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My daughter is 12 year old and is showing signs of autism. How do I know if she really is autistic and should I see a doctor?
Autism Spectrum D: Autism Spectrum Disorder can vary greatly in presentation. Higher functioning autistics can be diagnosed later in childhood and early adulthood. Diagnosis is usually done by a neurologist or psychiatrist. Here is a great website about Autism called the Thinking Person's Guide to Autism www.thinkingautismguide.com ...Read more
Diabetic Symptoms: Common symptoms of childhood type 1 diabetes are polyuria, polydipsia, nocturia & recent weight loss. Children with type 2 diabetes often present with similar symptoms but are less frequent to report weight loss. Some children are asymptomatic & are diagnosed with diabetes based solely on their blood glucose level. Talk with the child's doctor if you are concerned & feel they are at risk. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Dry lips, less urine: Dehydration is common in babies, most often the result of a stomach virus. Signs of dehydration include dry lips, sunken fontanel in infants, decreased urine output and decreased activity level. You will notice that your baby is dehydrated if the diapers are less wet, or if you're changing less wet diapers than usual, for example, if more than 10 hours go by without any urine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Developmental: Your pediatrician should be able to tell if there are significant delays. However, there are a number of assessment tool, one of the more common is ages and stages that are specific for ages and help not only assess fine, gross motor, but communication (verbal, non-verbal), socialization, etc. You could ask your doctor to use this to see where your child is compared to his or her peers. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What if my husband was a autistic child and never treated how would he act today at 52 and how to deal with it?
Lifestyle>>genes: In an elegant review of >70, 000 women studied over 20 years the researchers found the presense of obesity & dietary habits in the index relative and offspring had a greater correlaton to dm2 than genetics.(diabetes care.2010 april;33(4):763-767).While their study showed 2xrisk over non affected families, it means your efforts can reduce the chance your child will be affected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I tell if my child is too young to understand me or if he is just ignoring my directions?
Test with fun stuff: When toddlers have enough word understanding they are likely to respond in general. Try to avoid mixed messages. Parents use nurture speak "do this, ok" and parent speak "do this". If you slip up and use nurture speak you are asking a self invested todler for permission to parent.(ie is it ok with you if you pick up your toys) nurture speak is fine when asking them to try a new food. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Autism: dad's son has it from his first marriage and my niece has it. Are there tests i can undergo to see if my child will have it?
No: Currently, there are no known medical tests to diagnose autism, especially prenatally. It is diagnosed clinically by assessing behavior, communication and social skills typically at age 12m or older. While genetics are implicated, very few specific genes have been found in a majority of kids with autism. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I help my high functioning autistic sister. She is a 14 year old that isn't very social and my parents don't know how to help her.
Refer to: : Suggest to your parents to ask her pediatrician about referring her to a social skills group or to a therapist who specializes in kids with high-functioning autism or aspergers disorder.. As this diagnosis has become more recognized, more therapists and groups are available. Her school counselor could even help with this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son is 5 weeks old i want to know what it the normal body temperature for babies and how will i know if he has a fever?. What will the temp be?
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