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Signs Of Aspergers In 5 Year Old
Autism at 5: Doesn’t show a wide range of emotions shows behavioral extremes (unusually aggressive, fearful, sad, shy) is unusually withdrawn and not active in social situations is easily distracted and has trouble focusing on an activity for more than five minutes doesn’t respond to people or responds only superficially can’t tell the difference between real and make believe doesn’t participate in a wide vari. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
More Info Please: Intersex babies can have genitals that cannot be classified as male or female,incomplete development of internal reproductive organs, or variations of sex chromosomes. The infants born with ambiguous genitals are noted at birth or shortly after. Those with internal abnormalities can take longer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not happy: Absence of happiness is ahedonia. This is common in young depressed pts. Irritability, aggressiveness, being withdrawn, oppositionality, tantruming, sleep disruption, poor eating, and sadness. If you suspect your child has depression, see your pediatrician for medical evaluation & referral if necessary. ...Read more
Reading is difficult: The 12 year old with dyslexia will be unable to read age appropriate material in spite of seeming very bright. He will be able to visualize things "in the mind's eye" but unable to adequately communicate them. He will understand material that is read to him while not being able to read it himself. His handwriting may be hard to read and spelling may be impossible. ...Read more
That question is: not answerable. There are many types of cancers that can occur, and cancer can arise in almost any part of the body, so any symptoms would be related to the type, location, and extent of the cancer. Constitutional symptoms like fatigue or weight loss can also be seen in many non cancerous conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No should..: Your children's' weights will be based on genetics and nutrition there is no "should". The growth curve is a tool with a wide range of normal. Someone has to be small and someone has to be big. If they are consistently growing on a curve and developing well...That is where they "should" be. ...Read more
Dyslexia: The only way to know what's happening regarding your child's learning is by completing a psychoeducational evaluation from a licensed psychologist or a school psychologist. This is one video about learning differences. http://youtu.be/xa_dybrh8m8. ...Read more
Depends on symptoms: Does he/she have other symptoms? eating/drinking fluids? Any past medical history or on medications? Has he/she been exposed to others who are ill? A fever of 102 in a healthy 5 year old is generally not dangerous and can be treated with ibuprofen or acetaminophen to make him/her more comfortable. You then may want to call his/her doctor and get a more specific answer, letting them know the above. ...Read more
Is my 5 year old son at a higher risk of developing asthma at any stage in his life by living in a house with 3 indoor cats?
If you & his Mom : both have asthma, your son has about a 50-65% chance of having asthma. Other than genetic loading, no one can tell you the risk that any of the myriad of potential triggers for asthma, including specific allergens, will cause him to wheeze in the future. The only exception is that 2nd & 3rd hand smoke is not good for any child. Learning to be responsible for pet care is a useful life lesson. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Confusion: Major problem is focusing on tasks ; organizing them hierarchically. Getting to sleep is difficult because of racing ; anxious thoughts. Many have been given Ritalin (methylphenidate) as school children. In california legions of people with this problem have been dramatically benefitted by medicinal cannabis, which helps easy restful sleep, ablility to wake ; organize a day, ; to perform executive functions. ...Read more
Good question: It depends which studies you are looking at. Most will define it as less than 19 years old. By changing the definition though to an earlier age the statistics will obviously change. Most news stories do not usually clarify that. For accurate numbers go to the national campaign to prevent teen pregnancy website. They are a well funded nonpartisan group with accurate information. ...Read more
Asperger: Main features are qualitative impairment in social interactions with lack of empathy, stereotyped restricted patterns of behaviors/activities/interests, no delay in cognitive development or language. Other associated features can include intense preoccupation with a narrow subject, clumsiness & restricted use of words. ...Read more
RSV: RSV is a common respiratory virus. Some of the common symptoms: Cough, runny nose, sneezing, fever, nasal congestion, wheezing, and difficulty breathing (especially for newborns and very young infants). More info here: http://chadrudnick.blogspot.com/2011/10/what-is-rsv.html?m=1 see your pediatrician for evaluation and possible RSV testing. ...Read more
What kinds of activities are recommended for a nonverbal 12 year old female who has angelman's syndrome?
Angelman's syndrome: Generally these kids are good with music or drawing. They also do well on the computers. Another good thing is jewellery designing. So these are some of the things that a 12 year old can do.On computers they do good designing. The can paint well, lot of places have exhibitions of special kids work, put her work there and see her excel. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on Child: It all depends on that individual child. While many children with autism spectrum disorder, including asperger's, share similar characteristics, they all have individual traits and qualities. There is no way to predict how any one teenager will react to a loud noise. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there any way or any link you can give me to help me cope with aspergers disorder for a fifteen year old kid?
Expectations: If you want a smooth-talking, team-sport-focused, extraverted chummy-with-everybody life-of-the-party politician, you will be bitterly disappointed and you and junior will both lose. Aspies tend to be very grateful for opportunities to take part in strength / endurance sports rather than team sports, learn basic social skills that don't come easy, & enjoy academic pleasures most people never have. ...Read more
How would a fourteen-year-old with aspergers react to something loud like an alarm going off? Would he freak out?
It depends...: Like any other human, people with asperger's will react to a change in the environs as you and i might. A person with aspergers tends to want a routine in the day, more so then others and a disruption may lead to difficulty adjusting to the disruption. Aspergers is a spectrum for severity. The more severe the disorder to more fixed in the routine, and the more that person will react to a change. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are some good resources for Aspergers! 17 year old cousin recently diagnosed and want to learn more about it!
Inet: Try usautism.com or nationalautismassociation.org.Get a more detailed answer ›
Aspergers Treatment: I have a family member with Aspergers. This is similar to autism, but is a much more mild form. You are fortunate that the diagnosis was made at an early age. With therapy they can learn how to interact in social situations and even go off to college and become very independent contributors to society. I would find a specialist who treats Aspergers and autism as soon as possible and begin therapy ...Read more
What is the best way to tell my children about our divorce? Our son hugo has aspergers and our 14 year old has celiac and type one diabetes
No one best way: I believe it's impossible to predict the BEST way to go about telling children about a divorce. The method should be one agreed-upon by both parents and I would think should involve either a family meeting or at least one parent telling both children at the same time. And then, the other parent having a conference if it's not possible to have the whole family together. Best of luck to you all. ...Read more
What can we do for an 18 year old with aspergers who seems to be getting more violent when he doesn't get what he wants? He still has not gotten his drivers license and is refusing to try. He also refuses to get a job, which he has held down one before.
This is difficult.: Difficult because the 18yo is now an adult in most states. As an adult the 18yo has a right to make one's own choice even if the choice is not perfect. The answer would be to find a counselor who the 18yo trusts and who can help the 18yo to make educated choices. However, if the 18yo is not able to take care of oneself there may be a legal option to find a guardian who can step in. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Provide good food : Aspies have very narrowed interests that they defend with awesome pedantism. Try to provide nutritious foods within their parameters. Arguing with an aspie is futile and can lead to conduct problems. This isn't to recommend they eat whatever they want, but use wise choices within their menu of likes. See <http://ww. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Gentle exposure: Each of us find anxiety in certain situations. A person with aspergers is more likely to be anxious. We all learn to tolerate and accept uncomfortable settings. Read "the curious incident of the dog in the nighttime". He will have to learn on his own in a timely manner. Allow definite but gentle exposure over time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 11 year old son has aspergers with a 10 month complication of voices and psychosis, who should we see at vanderbilt for diagnosis and treatment?
Their clinic: The Monroe Cavell Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt has an outstanding child and adolescent clinic that can provide a first rate evaluation of your son and appropriate treatment. Medical school clinics often provide a route to state of the art care and patients can usually be seen there more promptly than through referrals to individual faculty. Contact information is available at their website. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm a 23 year old female with OCD and aspergers I have previously had 2 stomach ulcers and suffer from heartburn daily could these issues be related?
My 10 yr old adhd, bipolar, odd responds violently to all types of meds! i need a hospital/doc that can help find the right meds? Diagnosed at 5 with aspergers, adhd, tourettes, mood disorder, odd. Risperidone worked for a year, strattera for 6 mos., and
Dysregulatoin: Many children with an underlying dysregulated behavior pattern and 'melt down' frequently, are subject to many medications but do not respondwell. The underlying problem is problem with an excitatory neurotransmitter glutamate. None of the meds you list work on that transmitter. Speak to your trating physician about medications that are glutamate blockers. I have had great success using thm. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Social Skills: A problem in everyday reciprocal social interactions that harmfully impacts functioning @ work & home. Poor conversational skills; monitone speech. Trouble understanding that (not why) other people may not think what you think, feel how you feel, or want to do what you want, because of lack of theory of mind. Not knowing what to do to make others think better of you. May have anxiety/depression. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Adult 41 years old, having a lot ( almost all) of aspergers symptoms, felt different all my life, why pay 600$ to have someone telling me what i know?
Asperger: Main features are qualitative impairment in social interactions with lack of empathy, stereotyped restricted patterns of behaviors/activities/interests, no delay in cognitive development or language. Other associated features can include intense preoccupation with a narrow subject, clumsiness & restricted use of words. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See an expert!: Most children with asperger's present a group of specific signs: having repetitive and unusual behaviors; having ritualistic behaviors and pre-occupations (obsessions) with certain topics; difficulties "reading" social cues and difficulties empathizing (sensitivity to other's feelings); in general, difficulties relating to others. Please, seek a specialist to diagnose this condition properly! ...Read more
Different motives: Here's a simplistic account from a non-psychiatrist who's seen a lot. Both treat others badly. Sociopaths are indifferent to the feelings of others, and cause pain because they enjoy doing it. They don't care. Aspies cannot understand the feelings of others and do not mean to be jerks. They are very grateful when guided to being more diplomatic and able to read others. ...Read more
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