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How Long Does It Take For Autism To Be Completely Gone
Not Ever Totally: There are many degrees of autism. Although total cure is unknown, with proper, proven therapy, there can be huge improvement.So great, that some are able to function almost normally in society. Unfortunately, there are more severe cases that will never do well. The earlier the diagnosis, the greater chances of improvement. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Autism is 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 genetic and environmental factors. Patients with autism may display significant delays in certain developmental areas while having normal or superior strengths in other developmental or learning domains. The severity of the disorder is highly variable ...Read more
How long does it take for a child with autism to respond to a gluten free diet, if indeed he is going to respond?
Separate out issues: If the kid has gluten sensitivity confirmed by lab tests and or intestinal biopsy, going gluten free can reduce the related digestive issues like it would any normal kid.It will not reverse autism or autism specific symptoms. Institution of restrictive diets can give you something to do, but is a waste of effort for most parents.With such issues there is always another "cure" just around the bend ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A team with a Devel-: Opmental/behavioral pediatrician, child neuropsychologist, etc., spend 6-12 hrs. Or > assessing cognitive, social/adaptive, communication, fine & gross motor development by 1) review of prenatal-current medical, developmental & family history 2) standardized checklists & tests of current functioning & degree of autism & 3)medical evaluation for etiology, including neurological & genetic testing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: There is no sure answer. Some kids, two weeks. Some kids six months. Some kids never. Some need other restrictions too, possibly dairy, possibly soy. Every child is different and no one treatment will work for each child, and some children will have a profound change, some a little bit, and some not at all. This makes it hard to do controlled studies, because there is not just one autism. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Few hrs./few visits: An evaluation of your child. when using a multidisciplinary team, will be evaluated by a psychologist or psychiatrist,, therapists, speech/occupation or physical therapy. Each run a battery of tests on your child. The evaluation will take several hours or over several sessions. It best done at a Special Autistic Center. Many questions about development and other questions will be asked. ...Read more
Difficult question: A "proper" evaluation can be done within a very short period of time if the autism is severe. If it is not severe however it may take specialists from a number of areas to definitively determined the diagnosis. Critical is what the clinician sees during the evaluation. The diagnosis can be difficult if seizures are involved or mental retardation or other comorbidities such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.A very straightforward case can be diagnosed in an hour interview. Others will take multiple interviews, the gathering of a lot of collateral information from school and from home and from teachers, and possibly neuropsychological testing.Best wishes. ...Read more
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