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What do you suggest if I sound like I might possibly have a form of autism?

What do you suggest if I sound like I might possibly have a form of autism?

If you have problems: in everyday reciprocal social interactions that harmfully impact your functioning at work & home, with poor conversational skills, monotonous speech & inability to understand that (not why) other people may not think what you think, feel how you feel, or want to do what you want them to do, seek referral from your PCP to a psychiatrist & neuropsychologist for diagnostic evaluations. ...Read more

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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I have high functioning autism but I feel an urge to make weird sounds and do repetitive things?

I have high functioning autism but I feel an urge to make weird sounds and do repetitive things?

Tics: Hi
your age is listed as 33. I wonder if you are asking about a child (?)

it is fairly common for people with pdd to have some tics (habit movements and noises)

these are very common in kids, even without pdd.

Usually kids outgrow them in puberty, some don't

tourette syndrome is the 'label' we give when vocal and motor tics persist for > 6 months

some meds increase tics-eg stimulants for add. ...Read more

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I have high functioning autism but I feel an urge to make weird sounds? Is there a drug for that?

I have high functioning autism but I feel an urge to make weird sounds? Is there a drug for that?

Tics: You have a good amount of insight into your condition! It is not unusual for kids and adults with HF Autism to make unusual sounds, and have repetitive movements. Whether to treat depends on the amount that these behaviors and urges are affecting you socially. See a good cognitive behavior therapist for starters and see if you can work towards suppressing the behaviors. Meds may follow. ...Read more

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Does it sound like autism is always a mental impairment?

Does it sound like autism is always a mental impairment?

Yes: To get any diagnosis, by defination there needs to be some level of functional impairment. However, many people with autism spectrum disorders can get adequate help to alleviate functional impairments. ...Read more

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Is the inability to focus on sounds a possible symptom of autism?

Could be?: Persons with autism spectrum disorder often have hypersensitivity to loud noises. They can have other sensory problems that could also cause hypo-sensitivity to noises. This child should have their hearing checked by a qualified audiologist. If hearing is normal, sensory issues can often be helped by a qualified pediatric occupational therapist. ...Read more

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My child has high functioning autism but feels an urge to make weird sounds that he can not stop?

One idea: Asperger's / high function autism can run with Tourette's. I have a physician colleague who has this and is easily managed by a specific medication. Best wishes. ...Read more

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9 month boy doesn't babble consonants, only vowels and gurling sounds like "aga " should I worry of speech delay or autism? All other dev are fine

9 month boy doesn't babble consonants, only vowels and gurling sounds like "aga " should I worry of speech delay or autism? All other dev are fine

Isolated speech: If this is the only issue, you have time to monitor and enhance this delay in speech/language. Work with your pediatrician. Likely you are seeing: he understands that objects continue to exist, even when they are not seen; responds to simple commands; responds to name; understands the meaning of no; imitates speech sounds; plays pat-a-cake or peek-a-boo; waves bye. Stimulate vocab by "see ; say". ...Read more

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My nephew is 14 months old. He is attentive but can not speak words but otherwise makes babbling sounds. Doctor said go for autism test. Little depres?

Mgt: The autism screening questionnaire by the American Academy of Pediatrics can be used initially. I would also suggest a hearing test. Sometimes children who do not hear well have delayed verbal skills.
In the meantime, spending time reading to your nephew and reviewing words in an interactive way can improve speech. ...Read more

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Speech delay or autism? 3 y/o- says few words but no sentences. Knows letters n sounds, helps with clothes/shoes, etc. No mom, dad, hungry, eat, etc.

Speech delay=sure: Whether this is part of autism or a speech/language issue can only be determined by a full evaluation. If you are in the US, there is a program called Child Find operated in all public school districts. Their job is to take any kid 3 and over and identify their special needs and try to make the kid school ready by 6.Contact special services in the area you live and get started. ...Read more

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Do children who are bilingual have behaviors like autism?

Do children who are bilingual have behaviors like autism?

No: There is no reason for a child learning more han one language to have autistic beahviors unless they are autistic. ...Read more

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If my partner and I both have autism, could we pass it on to our children?

If my partner and I both have autism, could we pass it on to our children?

Geneticist: If available to you, consultation with a geneticist would be very helpful. They can evaluate the two of you with regard to potential genetic conditions and give you a reasonable estimate of your chances of having a child affected with autism. ...Read more

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What are the beginning signs of autism? What are things to look for in young children?

Discuss with your dr: Autism may begin to show signs as early as 6 months; it's characterized by:
-impaired social interaction (less cuddly, less eye contact, harder to soothe)
-delayed communication (delayed speech, unusual gestures)
-restricted interests/repetitive behavior (echolalia, ritualistic behavior, unusual movements)
it's worth mentioning your concern to your child's dr, as early intervention may help. ...Read more

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On the spectrum children and autism?

On the spectrum children and autism?

PDD-NOS: The diagnostic and statistical manual iv-text revision defines pervasive developmental disorder as having some, but not all, of the criteria for autism. The dsm-v will combine pdd-nos, asperger's syndrome and autism into autistic disorder, so that all children " on the spectrum" may receive funding and services. Autistic disorders are neurodevelopmental, but still defined as psychiatric disorders. ...Read more

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Do children with autism have bigger heads?

Do children with autism have bigger heads?

Sometimes: Children who go on to develop autism can experience an acceleration in the growth of head circumference around 6 to 12 months of age. Not that their head was large to start with, but that it grows faster than expected. However, the overlap between this and normal head growth is so large that it is not useful information as far as diagnosing a particular person. ...Read more

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Can children with autism have a bigger shaped head?

No: Unless there is an underlying case of macrocephaly from hydrocephalus the "standard" autistic child has a smiler size head to anyone else. ...Read more

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What is autism disorder in children or the spectrum?

What is autism disorder in children or the spectrum?

DSM-V changes: In dsm-iv, the current classification system, autism refers to a severe disorder usually evident in early childhood, whereas autism spectrum disorder involves an evolution of a range fo disorders autism, aspergers, and pdd as well as a less frequent disorder into a concepr of varying severrity of autism spectrum disorder in dsm-v. See http://cpancf. Com/autismspectrumdisorder. Asp i. ...Read more

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Can brigance assessment be used to children with autism?

Can brigance assessment be used to children with autism?

Teachers screen: Kids in PK - elementary school with the Brigance System to obtain age-equivalents in specific abilities for yearly revision of Individual Educational Plans. Child Psychologists & Neuropsychologists use standardized tests of IQ & adaptive skills at age 5 & older to diagnose Intellectual Disability, comorbid in 35-65% of kids with Autistic Spectrum Disorder & other tools to define degree of ASD. ...Read more

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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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What are the characteristics of autism and asperger's in children?

Autistic Spectrum: Disorder is now the sole diagnosis for a neurodevelopmental disorder with deficits in reciprocal social interaction & social communication + repetitive, stereotypical movements or narrow, restricted areas of interest. Level is based on functional impairment & need for supports. Autismspeaks. Org lists signs & symptoms of each criterion at various chronological & developmental ages. ...Read more

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What is the best sensory activities/products for children with autism?

What is the best sensory activities/products for children with autism?

Depends on child: There is no general answer to this question. Occupational therapists experience with autism are your best resource. ...Read more

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What are effective ways to correct bad behavior in children with autism?

What are effective ways to correct bad behavior in children with autism?

Redirection: As with most kids, trying to change what is happening at the moment by directing the child to do something different. We too often yell at kids for bad behavior, so pick your battles and save the important reprimands for major stuff. Most of the other behaviors should attempted to be changed by reinforcement of new projects or challenges. ...Read more

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Which is the new medication for treating autism in children and teenagers?

Which is the new medication for treating autism in children and teenagers?

Abilify (aripiprazole) for symptoms: In my experience, Abilify (aripiprazole) can often ameliorate the irritability of some children who have a diagnosis of autism. Suramin, used for years as an anti protozoan agent, has shown some promise in mice for reversing some aspects of a theoretic cause of autism and is apparently now in human clinical trials. Perhaps this is what you had in mind when asking about a new autism medication. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are military children more likely to be born with autism?

I'm wondering why are military children more likely to be born with autism?

Uncertain: On average 1 in 110 kids will be diagnosed with autism. Military families have an average of 1 in 88 kids diagnosed with autism. This statistic comes from a website seeking resources to assist military families. It is called 'act today.' I can not find a citation for this statistic. I doubt that there is a definitive answer. Families with children with autism require special resources. ...Read more

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Why many older children with autism are fascinated with baby and game shows?

Why many older children with autism are fascinated with baby and game shows?

I think it's from: Both the delays in social development + perseverative interest in anything that's preferred. The simplistic language of pre-school shows is delivered in high-pitched, emphatic, repetitive " snippets", great for delayed echolalia. Age-appropriate shows have confusing complex language ; social interactions. Game shows have sound effects, short verbal interchange, rolling credits ; catchy music. ...Read more

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Could exposure to china's lead-based paint products cause autism in children?

Could exposure to china's lead-based paint products cause autism in children?

Unlikely: The mental impairments associated with lead toxicity are qualitatively different from the autism spectrum, so childhood exposure to these compounds while bad, would not yield autism. There is room for speculation on whether a mothers exposure to toxic substances in life could cause the genetic codon changes in her eggs that are later identified in autistic kids. ...Read more

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For what length of time does it take for children to get diagnosed with autism?

M-CHAT...: ...Is valid starting at about 18 months. The shorter version is available here:

http://www. Howtolearn. Com/2012/04/the-long-the-short-of-it-autism-screening-test-goes-mini-for-maxi-time-savings/. ...Read more

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Do children with autism disorder also often have problems with conduct disorder?

Do children with autism disorder also often have problems with conduct disorder?

No/yes: Autistic kids have major behavioral problems. But this is very different from conduct disorder. Autistic kids react according to their perception of the environment. They don't comprehend what others do. That isn't a conduct problem it's a comprehension problem. Treaments are available to help these symptoms. ...Read more

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It is necessary cfgf diet for autistic children 12 years old with mild autism rate?

It is necessary cfgf diet for autistic children 12 years old with mild autism rate?

Not necessary: More than that, wholesome diet cutting overpocessed foods eg minimizing corn syrup, high sugar foods/drinks, msg, food with long list of preservatives, is always best. Heighten veggies eg hide in food. No formal studies have proven gluten free or celiac free is a general answer. Yet some people swear by it- no harm in trying for 1-2 months and see of helps. Transition foods very slowly :) ...Read more

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Which are considered the best sensory activities/products for children with autism?

Which are considered the best sensory activities/products for children with autism?

Keepon toy: Keepon is an autism research toy developed in japan designed to interact with children with both attention and emotion. More information is available here: http://beatbots. Net/research/
they have a high end robot toy for autism research but they also sell a cheaper toy version of the keepon. ...Read more

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Where can I read about children with autism/and their relation with some having dysautonomia?

Familial Dysautono-: Mia is not one of the >! 30 genetic syndromes known to cause autism & intellectual disability. Speech/language & motor delays & seizures caused by breath-holding or a seizure disorder are common in fd. Molecular genetic testing, recommended for all children with ASD (+ dna probe for fragile x) would detect fd. Autism is a categorical diagnosis, not an etiologic (causative) diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
643 Doctors shared insights

Autism (Definition)

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 ...Read more