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How To Get Child Diagnosed With Aspergers
Find a therapist: Who specializes in aspergers. They will determine whether you have aspergers. The tv show parenthood has been dealing with an adult who has turned to therapy after realizing hat he has aspergers. It is very well done for a tv show. ...Read more
It depends: Focus on what you know are the child's preferences, likes, and wants. Maybe its a toy, activity, or snack--have the child gain access to that item when they engage with you. This will pair your interaction with something they already like---something reinforcing. Some great reading are the book written by drs. Patricia krantz and lynn mcclannahan. They have great strategies. ...Read more
Ideal Option: Various other disorders can masquerade as adhd: adhd behavioral symptoms overlap widely with symptoms of other disorders such as anxiety, depression, learning disabilities, etc. Also it's possible to have adhd *and* one or more other disorders. If you want the best 4 yourself, i'd recommend getting a good psychological assessment. Ask around 4 psychs known 4 their psychological assessment skills. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Be Careful: Only a qualified professional such as a developmental pediatrician or a behavioral psychologist should after careful evaluation diagnose a child with asperger.In general they display behavioral rigidity, poor social interaction, understanding language in context, limited interests, repetitive behavior ie hand flapping, and normal or above average intelligence.Little professor is the common stereotype. ...Read more
Can a child from intelligent educated parents have learning disabilities or do they get diagnosed with aspergers?
Either: A child from any family back ground could have either. ...Read more
It's never easy: When a child is diagnosed with cancer, it makes people wonder how this can happen - how can someone so young get a disease so devastating. Rely on your support system - family members, friends, co-workers. For some the support of someone from the religious community or a social worker can often be helpful. The doctors and nurses taking care of the child may be able to get you into a support group. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Therapy: If your child is just "taking a walk on the wild side" good discipline techniques work fine. However if he is pathologically stealing all the time, he needs play therapy. There is almost always a root cause, an instability or a feeling of inadequacy. Kleptomania is antisocial behavior, and can stem from bullying, instability at home, and a host of other social and psychological traumas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Become an expert: Become the expert on your child and the diagnosis, be very involved in all the therapies and the educational process. You are your child´s best advocate and at the end of the day no one will know him better than you. ...Read more
See below:: Treatment may include psychotherapy either alone or in combination with antidepressant medication. Although opinions vary about which depression treatment should be tried first, a growing body of evidence indicates that the best approach for most children is a combination of both. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Autism: The autistic spectrum has many different presentations. Talk to your pediatrician, medications can help, in some cases, especially for the anxiety and meltdowns. There are also classes on how to work with these children. The school system will help, also. Special Ed teachers are specially trained. Try to keep to a schedule, change is very difficult. Get yourself some support, too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Complicated: BP symptoms include racing thoughts, grandiosity, mood swings, agitation & sleep probs. Many good meds (e.g., symbyax, (fluoxetine and olanzapine) lithium & depakote) are available to treat bp. Careful diagnosis is essential since BP and adhd often co-occur and share symptoms such as inattention, distractibility, sleep probs, impulsivity & risk taking. BP is also often misdiagnosed as unipolar depression. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Kindergarten: Most doctors are reluctant to screena nd treat children before age 5, especially boys who are generally less mature than girls at the same age. Between kindergarten and first grade many children who are restless and distractible will improve spontaneously, so always be flexible in approaching this issue at young ages. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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