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Sins Of Autism
Possibly: Newer studies show that ~ 30% of younger siblings of a child with autism display autistic behaviors early on. Of these ~ 40% are eventually diagnosed with autism, but many of the others have developmental language disorders. It is worth getting the little one evaluated & into early intervention services to re-direct that developmental path as much as possible. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as ...Read more
Is adhd, add and odd forms of autism like aspergers, alway thought they were part of the spectrum?
How come the diagosis of autism spectrum disorders sort of swallowed up all the disabled children?
It hasn't.: There are lots of disabilities other than autism spectrum disorders. The reason why it seems that autism diagnoses are more common is that we have learned that autism is not just the severe form (like rain man), but includes a whole spectrum, ranging from severe down to very mild (like asperger's syndrome). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's common: While i don't have a specific percentage, it's pretty common, and most of the kids i see have a sleep disorder of some sort. Sometimes it's difficulty getting to sleep, staying asleep, winding down, or having a correct day/night cycle. There are medications that can help, but consult with your pediatrician and / or a sleep expert to get a specific regimen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Autistic Spectrum : Disorder is now the sole diagnosis for a neurodevelopmental disorder with deficits in reciprocal social interaction & social communication + repetitive, stereotypical movements or narrow, restricted areas of interest. Level is based on functional impairment & need for supports. Autismspeaks.org lists signs & symptoms of each criterion at various chronological & developmental ages. ...Read more
Severity: In autism social, communication and restricted range of or odd behaviors is characteristic, in asperger's disorder there are social pbms and a restricted range of, or odd behaviors. In schizophrenia, hallucinations and or delusions in the context of impairment is required. There is often someover lap in that perceptual abn can be present to different degrees in all 3. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dyscalculia is the : term for a math learning disorder. Problems with math computation (adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing) &/or math application, (figuring out when to add. subtract, multiply, divide) are the symptoms. A neuropsychological evaluation can determine the cause, as Nonverbal Learning Disabilities, visual-perceptual problems, ADHD, & language-based learning disabilities can all contribute. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Siblings differ: Siblings differ in language skills just as they differ in sports skills and academic skills. We share only about 50% of ouor genes with our siblings, unless we are indentical twins. But even identical twins show individual variations, like differences in finger prints and preferences for certain activiites. ...Read more
Son was just diagnosed with autism. 2 of his cousins also have (from 2 different siblings of mine). what are the chances this is genetic?
Current standard of : practice is to obtain a Chromosomal Microarray and a DNA Probe for Fragile X in all children with Developmental Delays &/or Autistic Spectrum Disorder. These require a blood sample or the kids' pediatricians can contact Lineagen Lab ( in which I have no financial interest) at (801) 931-6224 to obtain a kit for buccal swab testing. A clinical genetics evaluation would be needed for positive results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible: Perhaps. Mumps causing a severe sensorineural hearing loss in childhood, may not affect the vestibular system until years later, perhaps due to delayed endolymphatic hydrops. While viruses are felt to be important etiologic agents, evidence is mostly circumstantial. At the present time only cytomegalovirus and the mumps virus have been cultured from the perilymph of affected ears. See Otologist. ...Read more
It is not: Aspies don't understand other people or why their odd behavior often provokes such bad reactions. By contrast, a sociopath is indifferent to the feelings of others and may get pleasure from making others unhappy. Aspies are educable and often grateful -- a treated aspie looks back with regret ; is often eager to do good for others. You can't reach a sociopath. ...Read more
Not at all: Bipolar disorder (bd) is a waxing and waning problem with mood--depression or mania. Autism is a sustained problem with impairments in social interaction, language, and odd or unusual behaviors. Autism starts early in life and is not something you can "catch" later; bd most commonly starts in teens or later. Bd is responsive to medication; autism is not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Autistic Spectrum : Disorder is now the sole diagnosis for people who have qualitative impairments in social communication & reciprocity + stereotypical movements or narrow, restricted areas of interest. ASD level 1 is diagnosed if a person with impaired Theory of Mind, face recognition, social reciprocity & social communication who has cognitive, adaptive & many areas of language skills in the normal range. ...Read more
None are mild: The potential warning symptoms of later trouble are 1. Neonatal jaundice, 2. So-called "colic" and 3. Ear infections that are treated with antibiotics repeatedly. The earliest autism symptoms are a rather sudden change from normal mental development, e.g. Loss of speech, persistence of temper tantrums, hand flapping etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Autism signs/sxs: In children, red flags for autism/aspergers is diverse. Impaired social skills, speech & language & nonverbal communication difficulties, and inflexible behaviors are classic themes. In babies and toddlers: no-eye contact, smiles, response to name, following objects visually, reciprocal behavior, initiation or response to cuddling, playing with others or sharing interest/enjoyment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Autism in adults: Adults have difficulty maintaining work or social relations ships as they cannot stay focused. Some jos that involve no interpersonal skills are greatly performed. ...Read more
Is there a whole range of aspergers types? I've met 3 people with aspergers and they are not alike.
Not really: The core issues of asperger's disorder are the same, and there are no subtypes, at least with current diagnosis. However, just as there many variations of people with no disorder, those with ad can be quite different in terms of severity of symptoms, overall intelligence, specific interests, and awareness of their difficulties and efforts they make to overcome them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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