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Teenage Autistic Son Act Like A Child
What if my husband was a autistic child and never treated how would he act today at 52 and how to deal with it?
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
Like yourself: Be friendly, smile, treat her like the human being and individual that she is, and talk to her normally. She may or may not be able to respond depending upon the severity of her condition. That does not however mean that she does not understand. ...Read more
More functional?YES!: It is extremely complex to treat, but see a true expert for multi-dimensional care & to customize the treatment. Increasingly, psychoactive meds play an important role. Fairly common & non-standard meds need be considered carefully & selected & titrated for the individual, possibly addressing features as anxiety, anger, mood, hyperactivity, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Autism 'controversy': What is 'autism act' ? Never heard about it. There is no 'controversy' about diagnosis, , and symptomatic treatment, or usefulness of early intervention. ...Read more
Can anyone tell me why my 3 year old daughter is flicking ehr tongue in and out really fast all day long we were told she has sensory intergretion they also thought autism but the nuero she saw said no she doesnt, she act evry young for her age she isnt p
An assessment by : Child find of your public school district will define her overall developmental levels & any degree of autism she may have for early childhood special education without a diagnosis or toileting. Tongue-flicking may indicate seizure activity, found in children with developmental delays +/- autism. You may ask for another opinion from a child neurologist or developmental/behavioral pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 1st son is mildly autistic and now I am pregnant will there be any chance of 2nd child might be autistic?
Possible : Depending on the cause of your first child's diagnosis your second child may be affected. Since most children do not have chromosomal defects screening cannot provide reassurance. There are more subtle epigenetic abnormalities that can be seen and some can be addressed after birth. You would need to have your first child seen by a provider to assist in evaluation process. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My brothers son has autism, is it likely my child will be born with autism? My husband doesn't have autism in his family
Autism's origins: New studies on chromosomal material have shown a number of autism cases related to sporadic changes(micro deletions or insertions) in the genetic code that probably occurred prior to conception. Of rare families with >1 affected child, this appears to be the case. Newly affected families have little if any chance of replicating that event, or sharing it across family lines. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son reads minds and gives advice about my buddhist books/ he told me he is a "crystal child" and has been diagnosed with autism. Should that be?
Autism Diagnosis: Autism is best diagnosed with the help of a neuropsychologist, neurologist or psychiatrist. Here are two helpful websites about autism: thinking person's guide to autism http://www.Thinkingautismguide.Com/ nami- national alliance for mental illness page about autism spectrum disorders http://www.Nami.Org/template.Cfm?Section=by_illness&template=/contentmanagement/contentdisplay.Cfm&contentid=66. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
National org: Assuming you are looking for an exercise physiologist, there is a national organization--http://www.Asep.Org/services--that should give you some leads in your area. Many may not be familiar with autism; so, once you have found an exercise physiologist in your area, you may have to ask that person to suggest a colleague who is. Good luck. ...Read more
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