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What Learning Style Works Best With An Aspergers Child
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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