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What Is An Autism
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
Uncomfortable gaze: Kids with autism are uncomfortable with eye contact. They can learn in therapy to make eye contact and often what happens is they can develop a trained "stare" in which they are trying to make eye contact (which is terribly innately uncomfortable for them) and they end up " over doing it" so to speak. I think this is what you are referring to. ...Read more
Antenatal factors : Some syndromes cause autistic spectrum disorder & intellectual disability. Chromosomal microarrays find genetic errors in ~15% of kids with ASD. Maternal low folate (folic acid) levels at conception, rubella, "flu", obesity, advanced age & alcohol/drug use from 3 wks.post-conception-term are some epigenetic factors that alter function, but not structure or sequence, of fetal genes & increase risk of ASD. ...Read more
No: There are many types of autism presentations as well as inheritance. For some indiv there are actually identified genetic abn(pku untreated is autism), some inheritance is of genetics for abnormal enzyme function, (poor digestion of certain proteins)for many at most a vulnerability is inherited. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Autism : Autism , is a condition that children are born with . There are three major areas of impairment.:communication, social interaction and repetitive behaviors or interests. Every individual is affected differently. The autism speaks website has good basic information explaining what to look for if you suspect autism. ...Read more
What is a autism multi disaplinary assesment in child who's 5 , does this lead to dignosis thanks?
A multidisciplinary: Assessment might include input from providers such as a psychiatrist, psychologist, counselor, speech/ language pathologist, occupational therapist, social worker, special education specialist or a developmental specialist. Yes, the purpose is to make a diagnosis ; to help determine the child's needs. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medical vs school: Evaluations by physicians include assessment of symptoms through interviews of child and parents and diagnostic laboratory tests to rule out other similarly presenting conditions like pku that would require different approaches to treatment. School evaluations are by interdisciplinary teams of educational professionals. Reference: http://www.Autism-society.Org/about-autism/diagnosis/. ...Read more
Sorry: But you are asking a wrong, flawed question, try again please. ...Read more
Under study: We began looking into some common features in families with several autistic kids after sequencing human DNA.Anomalies in the DNA have been found in some.If you think of our DNA as a library of information,the anomalies they have found are at the level of words in a book.Misinformation, like misprints called codon insertions or deletions have been noted.These are likely present at conception ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Confusing question: There are few if any doctors that only deal with autism. Within the treating universe for this condition are primary care docs, pediatricians, developmental pediatricians, psychiatrists, speech pathologists, applied behavior analysts, and the list goes on. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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