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Doctor insights on: Neurological Damage To The Brain Associated With Autistic Spectrum

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Can brain trauma cause autism spectrum disorder?

Can brain trauma cause autism spectrum disorder?

Not proven yet: Variable etiology , autism spectrum still amazes all of us researchers in the field as we are learning more about this disorder and the shades of the spectrum.It is also important for parents not to fall into the traps of non scientific celebrities like we had in the past, who prey on innocent parents, visit the best centers for latest science , like yale developmental center, aacap, nimh. ...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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My son is 5 years old, verbal child on the autistic spectrum. I am having trouble making him mind me. Any disciplining tips?

My son is 5 years old, verbal child on the autistic spectrum. I am having trouble making him mind me. Any disciplining tips?

Autism: with high functioning autism, you need to establish good eye contact with your child. Try to stay consistent on dealing with the same behavior the same way everytime. Use flash cards with colors and commands and set incentive to get him to do what you want. ...Read more

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Does sleeping for more than 14 hours frequently cause any damage to the brain? (ex. Brain cells, neurological damage)?

Does sleeping for more than 14 hours frequently cause any damage to the brain? (ex. Brain cells, neurological damage)?

Sleep is good: Sleep is good and necessary for the brain. However, in some conditions the brain may cause too much sleep. This may indicate that there is something wrong - often medication effects, infection, or toxic state. You should have a thorough medical evaluation. If okay, then your body just needs that much sleep. If you maximize the wake hours, that much sleep may be appropriate. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about autistic spectrum disorders?

What can you tell me about autistic spectrum disorders?

There is a: wide range of expression of autistic spectrum disorders but the common theme in all is relative weakness in social and language skills compared to overall ability. It is not possible to cover the full spectrum in 400 words but the following links have great information. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/autism-spectrum-disorder/basics/symptoms/con-20021148http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/autism-spectrum-disorders-asd/index.shtml ...Read more

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Do people on the autistic spectrum have trouble smiling and showing facial emotions?

Do people on the autistic spectrum have trouble smiling and showing facial emotions?

Often: People with autistic spectrum problems have difficulties taking in cues from their environment, interpreting this information, and then responding in a way that is "on target" for the situation. In addition, there is often a lack of emotional response, or an inappropriate emotional response, to the environment. This can lead to an outward appearance of unusual emotional responses. ...Read more

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What's a autism spectrum disorder?

Autism Spectrum DO: It is classified as pervasive developmental disorder, and includes asperger syndrome, autism, childhood disintegrative disorder & rett syndrome. It is characterized by social deficits, communication difficulties, stereotyped or repetitive behaviors or interests & sometimes cognitive delays. ...Read more

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I need to know what is autism spectrum or pre autism?

AUTISM SPECTRUM: Disorder: cause: multifactorial, genetics play role. Diagnosable at 18m. Impairment in 2 major domains: 1. Deficit in social communication/ interaction, poor eye contact, speech delay, reliance on nonverbal communication, withdrawn ; spends time in solitary play; 2. Restricted, repetitive pattern of behavior, interests ; activities, tantrum like rages if disruption of routine, mouthing of objects. ...Read more

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What are PDD and high functioning autism spectrum disorders?

Autism spectrum dis: These are all terms used to describe, what is now, a single classification called autism spectrum disorder. This is a developmental brain disorder that affects a person's ability to relate to other people and the world around them in a typical fashion. ...Read more

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Why might a speech language pathologist not work with a patient with autism spectrum disorder?

Why might a speech language pathologist not work with a patient with autism spectrum disorder?

Might not be needed: The only reason i can imagine they would not work with a patient on the autism spectrum is that they may feel they do not need any help or that it may not provide any additional benefit. I would ask the therapist directly their reason for not wanting to provide services. ...Read more

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Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more