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My child has high functioning autism but feels an urge to make weird sounds that he can not stop?
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes....
That is part of self stimming behavior common in autism spectrum disorder.
Have you talked to or seen an autism specialist? Have you trued diet changes? Has he seen a neurologist (?Tic issue). Allergies can sometimes contribute.

In brief: Yes....
That is part of self stimming behavior common in autism spectrum disorder.
Have you talked to or seen an autism specialist? Have you trued diet changes? Has he seen a neurologist (?Tic issue). Allergies can sometimes contribute.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Possibilities are
Compulsion, vocal tic or stereotypy, that probably increases when he's anxious.
Usually it can be treated with Clonidine or long-acting guanfacine, but it sometimes requires neuroleptics. If his cognitive ability is in the "average" range or above & his receptive & expressive language abilities are adequate, cognitive-behavioral therapy or specific habit-reversal therapy may help.

In brief: Possibilities are
Compulsion, vocal tic or stereotypy, that probably increases when he's anxious.
Usually it can be treated with Clonidine or long-acting guanfacine, but it sometimes requires neuroleptics. If his cognitive ability is in the "average" range or above & his receptive & expressive language abilities are adequate, cognitive-behavioral therapy or specific habit-reversal therapy may help.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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