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Can a kid with autism be really good in math and science. Or is that just grandparent impression?
18 doctors weighed in

14 doctors agree
In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
5 doctors agree
In brief: I agree with both
Till asked to understand algebraic concepts, they sure can.
"data collecting, " related to over-developed rote memory & " pattern recognition, " related to strengths in non-verbal abilities, can make math computations a snap. Math applications, i.e., comprehending a word problem that requires language, active working memory, & deciding when to add, subtract, multiply or divide is not so easy.

In brief: I agree with both
Till asked to understand algebraic concepts, they sure can.
"data collecting, " related to over-developed rote memory & " pattern recognition, " related to strengths in non-verbal abilities, can make math computations a snap. Math applications, i.e., comprehending a word problem that requires language, active working memory, & deciding when to add, subtract, multiply or divide is not so easy.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes They Can
Dr sia's answer is correct, but it depends upon the severity of the autism.
More severe cases are unable to display this talent.

In brief: Yes They Can
Dr sia's answer is correct, but it depends upon the severity of the autism.
More severe cases are unable to display this talent.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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