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What are some tips to caring for autistic children?

What are some tips to caring for autistic children?

Evidence-based: Intensive, repetitive behavioral & educational therapy (aba, the denver model) 25-40 hours/wk works best. A child with autism won't understand why he should follow your agenda; ignore non-compliance & protests. Say, "sit down. Look at me, " tapping your temple, before teaching. Focus on joint attention, a precursor for communication. Ipad autism apps may be useful, but face -to-face time is best. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

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


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Problems with special education teacher and program. Help please. We have few options for our child with autism?

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 more

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What kinds of talk therapies are good for helping children cope with child abuse?

What kinds of talk therapies are good for helping children cope with child abuse?

Several types: This is increasingly well studied. Look up work by alicia lieberman and judith cohen. There are proven treatments available, but they require trained professionals. ...Read more

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Parents with kids with aspergers, autism or tourette's, what to do?

Parents with kids with aspergers, autism or tourette's, what to do?

Sek referral to the : Child Development Unit at Children's Hospital Pittsburgh, http://www.chp.edu/CHP/Evaluation+Services+Child+Development+Unit. The Autism team is affiliated with Autism Speaks: http://www.chp.edu/CHP/autism. They will help you with all aspects of evaluation, treatment & family support services. ...Read more

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What are some tips for providing care to a child with autism?

What are some tips for providing care to a child with autism?

1st have evaluations: by a developmental/behavioral pediatrician for genetic & other medical causes & a child neuropsychologist to determine strengths & weaknesses. Educational/ behavioral therapy is needed 25-40 hrs./week. Parent & caretaker training & follow-through is vital. Add social skills group therapy at 6 & >.Find a DBPede, child psychiatrist or neurologist adept at medication doses for kids with ASD & ADHD. ...Read more

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Why are family holidays difficult for children with autism?

Why are family holidays difficult for children with autism?

Breaks the routine: Many autistic people are very comfortable in their routine and like the things the same day after day. Holidays often bring more people, different decor, more noise, different food. These changes can be very hard for the autistic patient to accept. They might with draw to the comfort of their own space or room. ...Read more

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Is there good rehabilitation for kids with pvl to help them with motor coordination?

Is there good rehabilitation for kids with pvl to help them with motor coordination?

Good peds OT and PT: Kids with pvl are at greater risk for cerebral palsy among other neuromuscular disorders. There is excellent rehab for kids with pvl, and most of them involve repetitive movement and relearning how to make normal movements, recruiting more brain to enable the movement to happen. Good pt and ot will help with that, and most major centers have them. The local support groups will know the good names. ...Read more

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Is it mental abuse for daycare workers to argue with parents in front of children?

Is it mental abuse for daycare workers to argue with parents in front of children?

Certainly no help: Whether or not this constitutes mental abuse is probably a matter of degree and definition. The obvious question is why this conversation was begun in the presence of the children, and how it degenerated into an argument. Neither party appears to be acting like thoughtful adults, and the children will certainly not benefit from observing and then potentially copying this behavior. ...Read more

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What are some books to help kids with sick father cope with cancer?

What are some books to help kids with sick father cope with cancer?

Books and website: When someone you love has cancer: a guide to help kids cope by lewis; because...Someone i love has cancer by the acs; www.Experienceproject.Com/groups/have-a-father-with-cancer/33116; the last lecture by pausch. The age of the children will help determine which is most appropriate. ...Read more

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Should grandparents take over parenting for children whose biological parents cannot care for them? @drpam

Should grandparents take over parenting for children whose biological parents cannot care for them? @drpam

It depends: There are so many factors that may affect the decision. It depends on the health of the grandparents. If it happens, looking to get support from others in the family is very important. The age of the children may also be a factor. This is a long-term commitment. Many times the grandparents can be stressed. Making sure there is adequate financial support is also important. ...Read more

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What are some ways to deal with OCD in children age five? 

Evaulation by a pro: Obsessive thought and compulsive behaviors that result in significant dysfunction is uncommon in it's full form at 5yrs, however people you go on to develop full blown OCD often report very early symptoms. Clearly an evaluation by a good chil;d psychiatrist would be important to determine appropriate treatment. There are many good behavioral and nutritionally based approaches for young children. ...Read more

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Who is going to help provide good health insurance for children of older parents who are seniors when the kids are 26?

Good question: The hopeful political end to this, and it is all political, is universal coverage. Until that point, hope these children by age 26 have a good job with health coverage. Society takes care of them for more severe problems if they have no coverage but this of course shifts the cost to everyone who planned ahead. Watch for this to be a big issue in the 2012 campaign. ...Read more

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Does anyone have examples of online support for parents with learning disabilities?

Does anyone have examples of online support  for parents with learning disabilities?

See below:: Try: www.Ldonline.Org/ it is called ld online-works with learning disabilities association of america. ...Read more

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Why advice do you have for raising healthy kids with ADHD and autism?

Why advice do you have for raising healthy kids with ADHD and autism?

1st have evaluations: by a developmental/behavioral pediatrician for genetic & other medical causes & a child neuropsychologist to determine strengths & weaknesses. Cont. educational/behavioral therapy 25-40 hrs./week + parent training + social skills group therapy at 6 & >.Find a DBPede, child psychiatrist or neurologist adept at medication doses for kids with ASD & ADHD. Care for your own mental & physical health. ...Read more

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Tips for working with children with mood disorders in the classroom?

Tips for working with children with mood disorders in the classroom?

Patience: It's easy to be frustrated with a child who is angry, sullen, amotivated, has a drop in grades, is defiant, looks sloppy etc. Those are behaviors that might be seen in a depressed child. A bipolar child may be even more of a handful. When i work with difficult people, i just keep reminding myself that they are suffering. This allows me to feel some empathy - especially when I am losing patience. ...Read more

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Advice about working with children with mood disorders in the classroom?

Be supportive: Children with mood disorders have a lot of emotions, anxiety, sadness/depression, irritability and sometimes feel that no one cares about them. Encouraging them to do their best and showing them you care and believe in them helps them to feel safer around you and may help them to be more receptive to your instructions. Most children like to please adults and will do their best if they trust you. ...Read more

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How can I demonstrate that my disabled child can keep up with the other children in school to teachers?

His doctor can help: His pediatrician is uniquely qualified to help your disabled child get the best educational bang-for-the-buck intellectually, emotionally, physically and psychologically. His pediatrician can coordinate the myriad diagnoses and reports from specialist doctors and ancillary consultants and help the school see how to get to the "proof in the pudding": your child keeping up with the others. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can parents of bipolar children cope and manage?

How can parents of bipolar children cope and manage?

Challenging: It can be quite challenging being the parent of bipolar children. It is best to educate yourself about the illness (even medications). Finding extra support, such as through support groups can be beneficial. Nami is a good resource that can help with both. Both parents should also be consistent with their parenting. It is a team approach. ...Read more

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Should a parent share their abusive past with their children to help explain his/her emotional problem?

Should a parent share their abusive past with their children to help explain his/her emotional problem?

Depends: This depends on several factors related to the current situation. The parent would need to examine his/her motives for sharing such information. The appropriateness of this would also be impacted by the age and/or maturity level of the children. I would suggest discussing the matter with a therapist before making a decision about this. Such a disclosure could be helpful, but there are risks. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

A neurodevelopmental disorder negatively affecting a person's socialization, communication, and interests. It is usually detected in the first ...Read more