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How To Help Autistic Child Speak Clear
Joint Attention : Precedes social communication. Aba or denver model therapists apply intensive, repetitive behavioral & educational methods to elicit eye contact, a word approximation, sign language or a picture exchange before giving the child a desired object. Use ~ 10 minutes of "screen time" only to reward reciprocal social interactions.Don't anticipate his needs. Insurance companies pay, in most states. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Depends on child: Some children may never acquire meaningful verbal language but the majority will but it is usually delayed. Those who who are not able to express themselves verbally may be able to communicate pictures. The ability to understand others may be present even though the ability to express themselves is delayed. Early intervention with speech and other modalities like music therapy is key. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Communication : Systems involving picture exchange are easier now with ipads. Applied behavioral analysis therapists can help your child with communication, but they need to know the level of his cognitive functioning to target therapy. Contact https://louisville.Edu/autism, the university of louisville autism center at kosair charities for services ; funding. Don't despair; help is available.;#40;502;#41; 852-1300. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Historically, 50% of: children with classical Autism are non-verbal, meaning they have a functional vocabulary of 50 or fewer words at or after age 6. With the lumping of PDD-NOS, Asperger Syndrome & Autism into a single diagnosis in the DSM-V of Autistic Spectrum Disorder Levels 1,2 &3 , 30% of children with ASD are non-verbal. Finding other ways for them to communicate is important, if their cognitive level allows. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No Medicines fix it: Over the years a variety of medicines & diets have been studied in autism. None have provided any evidence based or predictable improvement although you can find glowing testimonials about a few. There are some medicines that physicians use to help with mood issues or aggressive behavior, but these only help manage symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The diagnosis of : Asperger Syndrome has been subsumed into Autistic Spectrum Disorder, which has 3 levels classified by the intensity of supports & services needed to maximize functioning. The outdated diagnosis AS include an overall IQ of 70 or above and no significant delays in speech & language at age 3-4. Therefore, his symptoms would not have fit the old diagnosis & will fit ASD level 3, not level 1. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not necessarily: Autistic children have problems with social interaction and understanding of usual social skills. They often stare at people and objects almost too much, but may not look when being talked to or when trying to talk. Part of behavioral therapy is to help them understand how to use looking and attention in a more appropriate manner. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My son is 3 doesn't speak has these episodes like a tantrum but they appear out of no where and for no reason having him tested for autism but what co?
Child psychiatrist: You should take him to the office of a skilled child psychiatrist to clarify why this happens. Sometimes it is not a severe condition like autism, but other (easy to correct) factors, like siblings dynamics, general health issues, environmental exposure, etc, might be the cause. Get him examined, your pediatrician may guide you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had a sever stutter tho have been improving the last couple of years. By observing others and myself I am different other than how i speak. Is autism, not stuttering my problem?
Observant: You are asking a very interesting question, but it would be difficult to answer without much more information. You might want to speak in person to an expert in stuttering, and perhaps someone expert in autistic spectrum as well, so you could go into specific detail. Best of luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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