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Trampoline Good For Autism
Yes: I am and so are other physicians i know. I have had good experiences with chinese medicine, homeopathy, gluten free/casein free diet, supplements and of course therapies. I have had patients experience significant improvement. I actually have two patients (who were high functioning to begin with) have their diagnosis of autism removed. While that is unusual, it shows it can happen. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Autism is a brain development disorder. It shows up in the first 3 years of life and affects communication and social interaction. Check out these 2 websites--autism society of america and autism speaks . Both are good informative websites . I have many autistic patients who do well. Be informed and seek an evaluation ...Read more
If high functioning: Provided they have the right supports at School making sure that he has an IEP which is indicated for autism. IEP stands for individualized educational program which poses legal responsibility upon the school to help the child. A formal request by letter from the parent can be made for this-stating what are the issues that need support simply stating then that IEP is needed as soon as possible. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Early Intervention : The earlier a child is diagnosed and started with therapies the better the outcomes. The plan needs to be multifactorial and may include biomedical, st, pt, ot as well as behavioral. All those who work with the child should be educated on what to expect and how best to respond to certain behaviors. Support groups for parents and respite care are key to allow them time to recharge. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"Neurodiversity": According to Jeffrey Kluger, there are rewards for the parents of autistic children. "Raising a child who will touch & move & mystify you like no other person in your life, who can see the world through a slightly inclined prism & show you colors beyond the visible spectrum--that's grand." Ref. Time, 8/24/2015 ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Online: Several associations and societies have websites and advocate for people affected with this condition. All of them surely will help you find local chapters in your area, will share tips, support, referrals, resources. ...Read more
Yes: Autism to me is a neurodevelopmental condition that manifests itself in markedly abnormal social interaction, communication ability and patterns of interest. I think autism is not an "intellectual deficit" but more of a low level "perceptual" disability. Yes, they can be good in math and science! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Enjoy your career!: "do what you love, love what you do" certainly applies to you; keeping in mind any challenges or special needs specific to you in a given work situation. First, think of what you like, your education / training, comfort, situation cause anxiety? Also consider what is available in the area in which you live and possibility of relocation. It might be helpfl to take specific courses / training. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Autistic Spectrum : Disorder can present as regression in language & behavior as late as school age in kids with DS & mild-moderate Intellectual Disability (ID). Hearing loss is also common in DS. Try "When Down Syndrome & Autism Intersect", edited by Margaret Froehlke, R.N. & Robin Zaborek & "Dual Diagnosis of DS & Autism" by George T. Capone, M.D., adapted from Disability Solutions, vol.3, issues 5 & 6. ...Read more
Why do you ask?: It would be unusual to be a 37 year old with autism and not have been diagnosed earlier. An exception might be someone with the diagnosis of aspergers whose only noticeable difficulty was social interactions. If you feel you are functioning fine from a professional and social standpoint you do not have to prove anything. If you have concerns start with your primary provider to provide guidance. ...Read more
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