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Doctor insights on: Problem Statement For Autistic Students In Preschool

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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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Do autistic kids get other mental problems?

Do autistic kids get other mental problems?

Possible,not certain: It is possible but not certain. Often high functioning children with autism are aware that they are socially awkward, but don't know what to do about it. They also really want friends, but may have none because of their social problems. So they may develop anxiety/depressive disorders. Therapy/social skills groups can help as well as purposefully finding environments in which the child can thrive. ...Read more

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Are people with autism at more risk of health problems?

Yes: People with autism have a higher risk of several types of health problems such as seizures, gastrointestinal problems and adhd. The communication difficulties in autism can also make it difficult for medical professionals to detect other problems such as heart burn or constipation. Many healthcare professionals receive limited training in autism. ...Read more

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How to know if I have autism or another behaviour problem?

Autistic distinctive: Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are characterized by social-interaction difficulties, communication challenges and a tendency to engage in repetitive behaviors. However, symptoms and their severity vary widely across these three core areas. Taken together, they may result in relatively mild challenges for high functioning end autism spectrum pts.. For others, symptoms are lifelong and severe. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have autism or another behaviour problem?

Behavior problem: To find out if you have a behavior problem consult a psychotherapist or psychiatrist for evaluation. ...Read more

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What are some therapies for physical problems with autism?

Too vague: Wish i could give a useful answer, but your question is too vague to permit a specific answer. Those with autism sometimes do have physical problems from toe walking through GI problems. Generally, the problems are treated the same way they would be if the child did not have autism--but sometimes the autism complicates the treatment. ...Read more

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Do children with autism disorder also often have problems with conduct disorder?

Do children with autism disorder also often have problems with conduct disorder?

No/yes: Autistic kids have major behavioral problems. But this is very different from conduct disorder. Autistic kids react according to their perception of the environment. They don't comprehend what others do. That isn't a conduct problem it's a comprehension problem. Treaments are available to help these symptoms. ...Read more

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