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How can violent outbursts be broken into either autistim vs the low IQ issues?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Autism vs low IQ

Most kids with autism are smart, which is obvious in the right context; they just don't tune into the world.
Kids with low IQ have trouble learning; they are very tuned into the world, but have trouble understanding it. Both may engage in self-stimulating behaviors. Best assessment is by skilled interviewing and observation by pediatric pscyhiatrist.

In brief: Autism vs low IQ

Most kids with autism are smart, which is obvious in the right context; they just don't tune into the world.
Kids with low IQ have trouble learning; they are very tuned into the world, but have trouble understanding it. Both may engage in self-stimulating behaviors. Best assessment is by skilled interviewing and observation by pediatric pscyhiatrist.
Dr. Colin Kerr
Dr. Colin Kerr
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral

In brief: 45-68% of children

with Autistic Spectrum Disorder also have Intellectual Disability.
Applied Behavioral Analysis, evidence-based therapy for ASD is intensive, repetitive & individualized for the child's developmental level. Baseline severity of ASD & level of cognition both guide treatment. Risperdal & Abilify (aripiprazole) are medications approved for treatment of aggression in children with ASD age 6-17.

In brief: 45-68% of children

with Autistic Spectrum Disorder also have Intellectual Disability.
Applied Behavioral Analysis, evidence-based therapy for ASD is intensive, repetitive & individualized for the child's developmental level. Baseline severity of ASD & level of cognition both guide treatment. Risperdal & Abilify (aripiprazole) are medications approved for treatment of aggression in children with ASD age 6-17.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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