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Hi. My son was diagnosed with a severe speech delay and a processing disorder and could possibly have a mild case of autism. Does this mean he is on t?

Hi. My son was diagnosed with a severe speech delay and a processing disorder and could possibly have a mild case of autism. Does this mean he is on t?

Autism Spectrum: Disorder(asd): yes, possibly. Impairment in 2 major domains: 1. Deficit in social communication ; interaction; 2. Restricted, repetitive pattern of behavior, interests ; activities. Management: individualized acc. To age ; specific needs. Multidisciplinary approach to improve social functioning, communication ; adaptive skills; promote academic functioning/cognition ; reduce negative behavior. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

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


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How much time does it take to make a proper autism evaluation?

How much time does it take to make a proper autism evaluation?

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

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Please tell me how long it takes for to make a proper autism evaluation?

Please tell me how long it takes for to make a proper autism evaluation?

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 more

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Can you tell me how much time does it take to make a proper autism evaluation?

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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What to do if my son may have a mild form of autism. We live in nj. Where can I take him to be evaluated?

What to do if my son may have a mild form of autism. We live in nj. Where can I take him to be evaluated?

Start with his doc: The kids doc should be aware of the local resources for evaluation.This may be the local mhmr center or a child development program affiliated with a teaching program or rehab center. ...Read more

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What can I expect at my son's 6 month check up for autism? Do they do another evaluation ?

What can I expect at my son's 6 month check up for autism? Do they do another evaluation ?

Teacher/ therapist &: Parent written reports of response to intensive behavioral & educational therapy, verbal interval history & objective clinical assessment of developmental & behavioral progress are vital to determine the efficacy of the current program. Early response to therapy, degree of autism & level of cognitive ability are prognostic indicators. Medical evaluation for causes of autism may be completed. ...Read more

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My husband may have undiagnosed autism. How do we go about getting an evaluation? Is this psychological or neurological?

My husband may have undiagnosed autism. How do we go about getting an evaluation? Is this psychological or neurological?

Excellent question: Start w/family doc. He/she will probably have appropriate referrals for you. You may see a neurologist to rule out medical conditions. Ultimately a clinical psychologist or neuropsychologist will be helpful. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can my brother (5 years old) with mild autism recover and lead a normal life?

Can my brother (5 years old) with mild autism recover and lead a normal life?

Think big...: ...Then go try your very best to make a good outcome his reality. It is not however about "recovering", but rather "developing". There are many opportunities to favorably influence and enhance a young child who has been called "mildly autistic". And, there are likely to be new interventions available in the future. Get expert help. And, start right now. ...Read more

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What are some signs of mild autism?

See below.: Mild autism is characterized by persistent abnormalities in social interactions, restricted & highly focused interests, and restricted repetitive and stereotyped behaviors. There's often limited ability to have spontaneous social interactions and a failure to develop friendships. There may be delays in other developmental areas as well. ...Read more

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How to determine if a child has mild autism ?

How to determine if a child has mild autism ?

Evaluation: Evaluation by a developmental pediatrician, developmental psychologist or child psychiatriatrist or psychologist will help to determine diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

Autism spectrum disorder, also called pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), is a type of condition that includes life-long impairment in the ability to communicate and to have normal social interactions. These include ...Read more