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Doctor insights on: What Learning Style Works Best With An Aspergers Child

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What psychotherapy is best for helping an adult learn social skills?

What psychotherapy is best for helping an adult learn social skills?

Group: Many things can be helpful, and it primarily depends on your diagnosis. In general, to improve social skills, group therapy can be helpful. ...Read more

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What is a good career for someone with ADHD inattentive?

What is a good career for someone with ADHD inattentive?

Yes: Follow your calling, adhd is a diagnosis, not a disability and certainly it is not who you are.Get a proper diagnosis, proper treatment learn to deal with your symptoms through behavioral intervention, and enjoy , perhaps you might stay away from air traffic controller, lol. ...Read more

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Best ways to help a child with adhd?

Best ways to help a child with adhd?

Many : Structure, good diet, holding child accountable for actions, proper school placement, athletics & exercise, proper diagnosis and stimulant medication. The latter being the most important since it repairs the pathophysiology if adhd at the cellular level. See my health files for references. ...Read more

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What is the best diet for a pre-schooler with autism spectrum disorder?

What is the best diet for a pre-schooler with autism spectrum disorder?

Healthy. : Autism kids often are very selective about their food choices according to texture, taste, or smell. Try to provide a healthy diet for your spectrum child. Be patient as they work through their food idiosynchrocies. There no dietary treatments that help autism. ...Read more

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Need tips on helping a child with nonverbal learning disorder or asperger's disorder? What do I do?

Need tips on helping a child with nonverbal learning disorder or asperger's disorder? What do I do?

Nonverbal Learning: Disorder is best diagnosed & managed by a neuropsychological evaluation followed by specific recommendations for the child's current functional impairments in learning, behavior & peer interaction. The results help a developmental/behavioral pediatrician search for the genetic or other medical cause of the NLD. Find info on http://www.nldontheweb.org/nldentrylevelreading/nldcharacteristics.html. ...Read more

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How would a child with ADHD and Asperger syndrome behave?

How would a child with ADHD and Asperger syndrome behave?

Adhd and aspergers: Adhd includes inattention, trouble focusing, hyperactivity, and impulse problems. Aspergers tends to be a social problem laden with anxieties. They can be comorbid. ...Read more

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What is the best way to help a child with severe separation anxiety cope with their day?

What is the best way to help a child with severe separation anxiety cope with their day?

Face their fears: Do not allow the child to "successfully" avoid school or other activities, it makes the problem worse. Reassure the child you are confident he or she has "what it takes" to rise o the challenge. Don't belittle the child ir the problem. Often, there is also an adult involved who also has issues with the child separating. Consider getting professional help from a therapist. ...Read more

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Best approach to dealing with someone with social anxiety disorder? What should I do?

Best approach to dealing with someone with social anxiety disorder? What should I do?

Helping person w SAD: There are no simple answers to this but i'm going to give you links to three websites with excellent discussions of the issues. www.mayoclinic.com/health/social-anxiety-disorder/ds... www.livingwithanxiety.com/articles/anxiety/how-to... Ezinearticles.Com/?How-to-help-someone-with-social... ...Read more

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What is the best way to explain a child's condition (autism, asperger, adhd, & the like) to another child?

What is the best way to explain a child's condition (autism, asperger, adhd, & the like) to another child?

Remember: Remember when you were a child! don't use technical or medical language; use examples. "you know how you feel when you're excited, and you can't help talking about everything you're thinking? Well, mike's mind is like that most of the time, to himself". Actually, this is the best way to explain most everything to anyone. ...Read more

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What are effective ways to deal with bullying as a child?

What are effective ways to deal with bullying as a child?

Talk to an adult: Talk to an adult you trust. Your parent, teachers, mentors. Bullying has a zero tolerance these days. Usually bullies are insecure and use their size or abilities to scare others they think are "weaker' in rode to make themselves feel better. It is best to stand up to a bully but you want to know the best way and that is achieved with talking to an adult you trust. ...Read more

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What is the best career for a person with social anxiety problems?

What is the best career for a person with social anxiety problems?

Tx before decision: Rather than let your anxiety dictate your career, you may want to find a psychologist who specializes in structured cognitive behavioral therapy so you can learn to understand and control you anxiety instead of letting it control you. It may be easier to pick a career that avoids social contact but it may be more rewarding in the long run to learn skills to become anxiety free. ...Read more

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What is the best type of sleep medication to help a child with adhd?

What is the best type of sleep medication to help a child with adhd?

Maybe the ADD med: One of the side effects of many add meds is difficulty sleeping. Many times adjusting the meds with the help of your doctor may be the only thing you need. Watch his diet for other stimulants such as caffeine and avoid exercise 2 hours prior to sleep. Also make sure electronics are turned off and the environment at home is "dimmed" at least 45 minutes before bedtime. ...Read more

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If a person was going to teach a class to some people with learning disabilities, what is the best class size?

If a person was going to teach a class to some people with learning disabilities, what is the best class size?

Probably wrong forum: This is a difficult question to answer under the best of circumstances, and i suspect this site lacks the specific experts to tackle it, since it's educational, not medical, in nature. Further, there are many variables--age of child, type of ld, other comorbid conditions such as adhd, etc. In general, smaller is better than bigger, especially with younger children. Much of this is done 1:1. ...Read more

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What is the best method to teach an eager child with cerebral palsy to read?

What is the best method to teach an eager child with cerebral palsy to read?

Hard to answer: This question depends a whole lot more on your child's learning ability than their cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is a movement disorder, not a learning disorder. So many children with CP can learn using the same methods as any other child. If you are unsure if your child has a learning disability you should ask your doctor or a developmental pediatrician for advice. ...Read more

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I'm an minor autistic adult and want to fix my communication skills. Is there anyone who can help?

I'm an minor autistic adult and want to fix my communication skills. Is there anyone who can help?

Yes. Jewish Social : Service agency, http://www.Jssa.Org/autismcenter#social_clubs_teens_adults, has group therapy for adults with level 1 autistic spectrum disorder throughout maryland. Books on social communication are available on the future horizons website. Give them both a try! ...Read more

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What is the best OTC sleep med to give a child with adhd?

What is the best OTC sleep med to give a child with adhd?

Melatonin: Try melatonin to help with sleep in adhd. If still not sleeping, see your child's pediatrician about a trial of clonidine. ...Read more

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What are good techniques for dealing with a bipolar child?

Testing/self-care 4u: Manage your own stress by taking care of your own needs. Probably, have a psychological testing done on your kid to confirm/disprove diagnosis. Testing will also show child's strength and things to work on, but knowing strengths will help you in coping with his illness and take your care for him in more positive direction. Testing can be done by a clinical psychologist specializing in children. ...Read more

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Could someone who is ADHD find a therapist to help them with social skills?

Could someone who is ADHD find a therapist to help them with social skills?

Yes!: Therapists help us with all kinds of things, including social skills and creating/maintaining relationships. ...Read more

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How would a child that has ADHD and Asperger syndrome behave ?

How would a child that has ADHD and Asperger syndrome behave 


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Not very differently: Adhd would present similarly in all children however there would some difference in children with asperger's as impulsivity is likely to present with increase stereotypes which are part of asperger's. Other aspects of asperger's might also become more pronounced. Frustration tolerance which is an issue might become more pronounced. Treatment of adhd is more tricky as well as asperger's children. ...Read more

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