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I want to know if my daughter has autism?

I want to know if my daughter has autism?

Consult your dr: Early symptoms of autism include a child who does not make eye contact consistently, has a significant delay in attaining language milestones and may have self stimulating, repetitive behaviors. Speak to your pediatrician about your concerns. ...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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If my son has high functioning autism, is it likely my daughter will have it too?

Yes and no: Asperger's and autism may run in some families. But not in all families with one child with the disorder. If it runs in famlies it is likely to be due a multiple factor inheritance not a single gene. In short the only way to tell is to have your daughter tested by a psychologist with expertise in this area. ...Read more

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Autism:my dads son from dads 1st marriage has it &my brothers daughter has it. What are the chances my child will have it? My bro and I have diff dads

Autism:my dads son from dads 1st marriage has it &my brothers daughter has it. What are the chances my child will have it? My bro and I have diff dads

Cause of Autism?: If the family members, especially your niece, have a diagnosis of one of the > 30 known genetic syndromes with autism as part of their neurodevelopmental profile, or comparative genomic hybridization &/or dna probe for fragile x show genetic abnormalities, ask your OB to refer you to a prenatal genetic counselor to determine if the pattern of inheritance increases your risk. ...Read more

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Daughter was diagnosed with autism. What do I do now?

See below: Time to help her. Your doctor should help you arrange possible early intervention services, speech therapy , and behavioral therapy. All these services may or may not be needed. Also, when your child attends school, she will qualify for an individual education plan, iep. Which will help her obtain an optimal education experience. ...Read more

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My daughter has autism she is 7 she is very repetitive with her speech and behaviour is there any medications that could help this thanks ?

No medication: Although doctors have tried medications thinking these could be related to OCD, there hasn't been much success. The language is due to problems developing original speech, so she relies on phrases that somehow connected with her. The behaviors can be related to sensory needs, a means of self calming or a means of understanding their body and world. Speech and OT can help expand her skills. ...Read more

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My daughter being tested for autism. A lot if items they are looking for are components of my personality and things I do. Could I be autistic too?

My daughter being tested for autism. A lot if items they are looking for are components of my personality and things I do. Could I be autistic too?

Probably: The form of autism, formerly caller Asperger disorder, is often undiagnosed and found in people who find their child being tested for autism. The autistic spectrum has a wide range of severity. We all know doctors, scientists, famous people who today would be diagnosed with Asperger disorder or high functioning autism. ...Read more

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Will developmental testing tell if my daughter has autism?

Will developmental testing tell if my daughter has autism?

Done Properly..: If done by qualified experts , it should be able to make the diagnosis if it is present. ...Read more

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My daughter is a six year old with autism, who is having crying spells everyday lately, is this normal?

No!: Please get your child to see a specialist in autistic disorders right away. These kids are quite special and have an extremely unique way of learning. Music, the arts have been quite helpful in contributing in easing frustration in these very special kids. Please don't delay, sooner the better. ...Read more

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My daughter is four. I'm worried about her development. Is autism an inherited trait or a developmental trait based on the child's environment?

Inherited latest: The latest thinking is that genes play a strong role. Much research is ongoing in autism genetics with some great discoveries. If you are concerned about her development, then I'm concerned too! At your daughter's age, she should be able to have a thorough evaluation and reach a diagnosis of developmental disorder, or not. Start with your general pediatrician and seek specialty care if necessary ...Read more

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My daughter is 1 and has started to throw herself back when angry I'm worried she might hurt her head I have a son with autism could she have autism?

Not uncommon/maybe: "Counter dependency" is that stage when your kid has started getting around on their own and want you nearby, but doesn't want you interfering in what they are doing. This behavior is not unusual, is seldom done without witnesses, and mostly when they are mad at you.It increases if it grabs your attention, and fades if ignored. This is not specific or predictive of autism. Any kid could be. ...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