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Microencephaly Low Set Ears Autism
Is a neurodevelopmental disorder with a head circumference more than 2-3 standard deviations below the mean for age & gender. It may be congenital or develops in the first few years of life. It stems from wide variety of conditions that cause abnormal brain growth, or from syndromes associated with chromosomal abnormalities. Life expectancy is reduced, depending on ...Read more
Yes: Of course, any physical feature can be altered at a later time with a referral to a cosmetic surgeon. Whether you can get the outcome desired or if the skull is formed a certain way may decide how much correction can be made. However, nobody will do such a surgery on a child, this is mainly an adult decision. Much really depends on how low set, and whether they are really causing issues for you. ...Read more
Child with Down syndrome has epicathal folds, thick tongue and low set ears. What else could be wrong?
Ask pediatrician...: If they are not sure, consider referral to a geneticist. Make sure the child had all his routine neonatal testing including bloodwork and a hearing screen. It is very hard to diagnose the child without a thorough examination, but it is certainly worth looking into. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
16 month old boy. Put less than 10lbs on since birth. Heart murmur. Low set ears. Very short. Face features close together pointy chin etc...syndrome?
Fluctuating hearing: Loss from chronic middle ear effusion does not impact a child's intent to communicate socially, nor to engage in reciprocal social interaction or pretend play. See the m-chat on firstsigns.Org. A 12-month-old should point for desired objects; a 14-16 month-old should point to share interest & look at items to which parents point. Joint attention (shared interest) precedes social communication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nurse just called to set up appointment for my son. How do I tell him he might have autism spectrum disorder and needs to see doctor?
Neurodevelopmental : Neuro-developmental problems like autism spectrum are just that developmental problems and should not be thought of as pathology. We have yet to understand enough about the pathology of the brain/mind to even have a specific test for these disorders. An extremely important part of intervention is psycho-educational counseling for both the parents and child. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nurse just called to set up appointment for my daughter. How do I tell her she might have autism spectrum disorder and needs to see doctor?
Depends on her age.: Generally, telling your daughter that she will see the doctor to find out how to help her be the best person she can be is enough. Depending on her age and symptoms, you can mention that the doctor can help to find out why these issues are occurring and see what to do to help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Autism is a brain development disorder. It shows up in the first 3 years of life and affects communication and social interaction. Check out these 2 websites--autism society of america and autism speaks . Both are good informative websites . I have many autistic patients who do well. Be informed and seek an evaluation ...Read more
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