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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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Can a person have attention deficit disorder and autism, or is add defined as not having also autism?

Can a person have attention deficit disorder and autism, or is add defined as not having also autism?

Unofficially, yes: Officially, the diagnosis of autism "trumps" the diagnosis of adhd, not the other way around, as your question suggests. In practice, severe adhd symptoms in children with autism are often still recognized and treated. ...Read more

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Almost 3 yr old daughter told probable autism. diangosis semantic pragmatic disorder, attention concentration deficit, hyperactive disorder. Need explained?

Almost 3 yr old daughter told probable autism. diangosis semantic pragmatic disorder, attention concentration deficit, hyperactive disorder. Need explained?

You deserve more: It sound like your toddler is diagnosed with potentially serious mental disorders. You deserve an explanation and your daughter's physician should arrange a meeting to discuss them with you- and also alternative differential diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it possible to have autism spectrum disorder and attention deficit disorder at the same time?

Yes and no: If you have autism that precludes giving you the DX of adhd, because if you have autism , pretty much would expect the symptoms of adhd to be present. ...Read more

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Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and asperger's are very similar, don't you think that ADHD could be a variant of the autism spectrum?

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder  and asperger's are very similar, don't you think that ADHD could be a variant of the autism spectrum?

No I do not: Adhd and asperger/autism spectrum disorders are distinctively different. Adhd is a disruptive behavior disorder with few problems with socialuzation at it's core. Asds have a great deal to do with a person being socially perplexed. It is possible to have one or the other or both. Also, the treatments for adhd in terms of medications do not help much with the social impairments seen in the asds. ...Read more

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Hi can anyone please tell me what happens at feedback appointment /outcome with autism intervention team for child , parent appointment only thankyou ?

Parents become not : only integral members of the intervention team, they inform the team of family priorities, strengths & needs. The professionals explain the child's measured cognitive, adaptive & motor levels & the measured degree of Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Then, the entire team creates an individualized treatment plan with outcome measures. See: https://www.autismspeaks.org/site-wide/uk ...Read more

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How can I help my 2-1/2-year-old with suspected autism until he gets approved for services? Is there any intervention i can do on my own while waiting

Autism Intervention: You can learn how to improve the non verbal communication with your child. Please look in the information posted online on this subject, and practice observing the child's responses to your interactions. For example, how is communicating anger, need for affection, hunger, tiredness, etc. And how is expressing relief of tension, pain, or other feelings. Write notes to bring to the evaluation ! ...Read more

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How can I help my 2-1/2-year-old with suspected autism until he gets services? Is there any intervention i can do on my own while we wait for approval

Be proactive : There are many interventions that can be helpful. Some are provided by therapists and some can be undertaken by the parents. While waiting to have services such as speech, ot, pt and behavioral to be put in place look for a provider in your area who understands that additonal interventions may be helpful and can guide you. Check national autism websites for local providers. Be persistent. ...Read more

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My 3.3 year old daughter diagnosed of Autism Spectrum Disorder. what is my intervention?

Wide range of things: Find if possible a Developmentalist and go from there. Impossible to answer in 400 spaces! ...Read more

Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...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