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Signs Of Aspergers In 5 Year Old
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 more
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
Kneel down: So your face is at his level, make eye contact, in a non distracting environment, and end with a hug. ...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 more
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 more
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 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
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 more
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 more
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 more
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?
As confirmation.: Sometimes a professional can confirm what you already know and this will help you with what to do about your future. The dsm-v however have deleted the condition called asperger's syndrome. ...Read more
Aspergers diagnosis: Here is a video on spectrum testing that I think will help you. Http://youtu. Be/g7ke5d_115e. ...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
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
Are intrusive thoughts a part of aspergers or a sign of something more? (regarding 7 y/o with as dx)
Intrusive thoughts: Are not specific to any condition, may happen to anyone but most dismiss them. They can be distressing & may occur in obsessive-compulsive disorder, ptsd, other anxiety disorders, eating disorders, body dysmorphic disorder, depression, adhd, loss of reality contact, etc. People with aspergers may have intrusive thoughts & may have some of the conditions above. Seek psychological/psychiatric eval. ...Read more
Aspergers syndrome. I feel my son is showing many signs of this condition. How do I go about getting a diagnosis (we are in uk).
Please start: W/family doctor who may refer you to a clinical psychologist or neurologist. If that is indeed the case search around for programs that work with folks w/aspergers. Early intervention can be very helpful. Great plains laboratory in us but works world wide may be helpful w/info and testing. They very best to you. ...Read more
Ask him if he has: Difficulty understanding that others can have a different point of view than his. Tell him your concerns in a non-judgmental way. Autistic Spectrum Disorder is the sole diagnosis now. It subsumes Asperger Syndrome, but you can use the unapproved scale for adults at http://www. Aspires-relationships. Com/articles_adult_version_austrailian_scale_for_as. Htm to get a general idea of ASD symptoms. ...Read more
Anxiety disorder: Aspergers disorder is an anxiety disorder coupled with poor social pragmatics and difficulty understanding non verbal communication. Look for a child having difficulty making friends, joining in with others in play activities and having a very rigid sense of right and wrong or likes and dislikes. Their thought process tends to be inflexible ...Read more
The two major areas of deficit in asperger's are problems with 1) social interaction and 2) stereotyped and repetative patterns of behavior. You can read specific details at the apa website
A real good book is called Asperger syndrome by tony attwood. You can purchase a copy from amazon, as well as other works by the same author. I highly recommend it.
Good luck to you. ...Read more
Is it possible that kids when their young may not display the symptomes of aspergers until they are older?
Asperger: Sure, as kid matures & social demands change. ...Read more
Where can I get tested for aspergers? I have had issues since little, never tested for aspergers but am realizing I have all the signs. I'm concerned
For a good and quick review please see:
www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/aspergers.../dsection=symptoms
asperger's syndrome — comprehensive overview covers symptoms, treatment for a disorder affecting communication, social skills. ...Read more
Aspergers signs? Son 7 was tested for dyslexia at scottish rite and research has lead me to aspergers. Repetative behaviors, rigid thinking, few frien
To find out if it is: You & his teacher can fill out the australian scale for aspergers in children for your pediatrician (see tony attwood & o.A.S.I.S.Org,) but it's not specific for asperger's. He needs evaluations by a neuropsychologist, developmental/behavioral pediatrician, et al in a specialty clinic to diagnose an autistic disorder. They'll need all reports from doctors, schools, slt & extensive history. ...Read more
Aspergers: This can be frustrating but talk to a dietician and psychologist who understand this issue. Try food chaining. This may help. Http://youtu. Be/3c_sahznatc. ...Read more
Porvide 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
I have aspergers syndrome, my girlfriend of 3 years cheated on me and left me, and I vomit everyday and somtimes there is blood?
Sounds dangerous: Sorry to hear of your loss. Your daily vomiting is very worrisome. Please see your primary care physician and tell him/her about this. The blood indicates that you could have irritated/injured your esophagus or stomach. You may also benefit from working with a therapist regarding your asperger's and relationships. If your vomiting is self-induced, you need ongoing care for eating disorder. ...Read more
My counselor is wanting to diagnosis me with autism my old psychologist said I have moderate to high functioning autism like aspergers is there a test?
None, unfortunately: The diagnosis of Autism or Asperger is mainly with clinical assessment. He doctor bases his or her diagnosis on the child's level of development, and the doctor's observation of the child's speech and behavior, including his or her play and ability to socialize with others. The doctor often seeks input from the child's parents, teachers, and other adults who are familiar with the child's symptoms. ...Read more
I am a 28 yr old male with tourettes, aspergers disorder and attention deficit disorder. How much carnosine would be excessive for me?
L-Carnosine, a: Naturally occurring dipeptide, can enhance brain frontal lobe function or be neuroprotective; significant improvements in language, auditory processing, socialization, awareness of surroundings, fine motor planning and expressive language. Dose depends on user's age, health, and several other conditions. 50-150 mg/d recommended but dose not established. The body makes it from our diet. Best regard. ...Read more
Haven't seen a dentist in two years. I need a cleaning. Aspergers syndrome and dental anxiety x50. 6 mgs of ativan (lorazepam) doesn't work. How do I handle it?
Are there any easy-to-notice behavioral warning-signs that a 5 year-old boy is cognitively delayed? Any recommendations for home-tests usable to see?
Language: Language is the developmental domain that correlates most with cognition- not speech, (articulation of words,) but receptive (what he understands) & expressive (his ability to verbalize ideas) language. Yourschool district's child find will do a free evaluation of all developmental domains + social/adaptive skills. Screens are on childdevelopmentinfo. Com & dbpeds. Org., but also call child find. ...Read more
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 more
Is filling cavities for a 5-year-old worth the risk of sedation? If so why? Why not watch for signs of complication of cavities? Child not having pain
Yes: Baby teeth should be treated, they are space maintainers for the permanent teeth and decay is an infection and can have serious effects in the body generally ...Read more