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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
Problems with special education teacher and program. Help please. We have few options for our child with autism?
Too little info: I sympathize, but your question is so general, it is impossible to offer a specific answer. If you think the problem truly is the teacher, speak to the principal or special educataion counselor at the school. You can request a new iep at any time, which may include looking at private school options if child not recieving adequate care. If needed, seek a lawyer specializing in this area. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
With difficulty!: It would be very difficult for any teacher to be severely autistic. However, some adults can have aspects of the autistic spectrum that may be quite subtle and impact on interacting with adults. Odd behavior, repetitive speech patterns and poor eye contact may be clues. If present, i would discuss it with the teacher's supervisor. ...Read more
Autism: Autism is a very complex, wide-spectrum disorder. I know that the feelings and emotions you are experiencing are confusing and troublesome. However, I am proud of you for taking such a proactive interest in your son's well being. That indicates he will have a better prognosis. There are many books and websites explaining autism. A good starting point is http://www.Autismspeaks.Org/what-autism ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unfortunately : There is no one way alone that would cure autism. It requires a team of professionals (psychologist, behavior analyst, speech therapist, occupational therapist, psychiatrist, special education teacher) to have the best result. Most of the individuals are not fully cured, but they can make observable progress in areas of communication, challenging behaviors, and social skills. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Difficult question: A "proper" evaluation can be done within a very short period of time if the autism is severe. If it is not severe however it may take specialists from a number of areas to definitively determined the diagnosis. Critical is what the clinician sees during the evaluation. The diagnosis can be difficult if seizures are involved or mental retardation or other comorbidities such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.A very straightforward case can be diagnosed in an hour interview. Others will take multiple interviews, the gathering of a lot of collateral information from school and from home and from teachers, and possibly neuropsychological testing.Best wishes. ...Read more
If a child has mild autism, should they be placed in a normal classroom instead of a special one? Will this help them to mentally develop at an appropriate rate?
Highly variable: Autism consists of a wide spectrum of disability. Mildly autistic children can sometimes function and thrive in a streamline classroom, but each child's education program and support should be highly individualized by a team of school (teachers, psychologist, therapists) and pediatrician. ...Read more
What can I do if my 16 yo son has been recently diagnosed with autism and is denying he has any problems, what should I do?
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