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Why is my autistic 5 year old son (non-verbal), all of a sudden speaking, interacting and following simple commands? He has a cold, low grade fever.
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Dr. Michael Amster
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Multiple reasons
The best reason would be a developmental leap in functioning.
That would be great, and you could keep doing what you're doing from a behavioral standpoint. Occasionally an alteration like casein removal can cause temporary advancement, but that disappears after a few months. This may hint at a metabolic issue if illness helps in advancement. Make sure you've seen a geneticist and metabolic expert.

In brief: Multiple reasons
The best reason would be a developmental leap in functioning.
That would be great, and you could keep doing what you're doing from a behavioral standpoint. Occasionally an alteration like casein removal can cause temporary advancement, but that disappears after a few months. This may hint at a metabolic issue if illness helps in advancement. Make sure you've seen a geneticist and metabolic expert.
Dr. Michael Amster
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Dr. Charlene Sojico
If you continue your PATIENCE, TENDER LOVING CARE, COMPASSION, UNDERSTANDNG AND STAYING as CALM as you all can be ,with your UNCONDITIONL LOVE for HIM, YOU will be Empowered and INSPIRED , lots of POSITIVE things will come your way!!! He will APPRECIATE your coming to his world and feeling for him. He needs US to help him fill his needs and wants through life's journey.
Dr. Jeff Jacobs
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Improved prognosis
Without knowing more history, it's difficult to answer "why".
I think the association with the low grade fever and cold is likely a coincidence. It is cold and flu season, after all. However, what terrific news. Improved verbal abilities by age 5 have been associated with better long term prognoses in people with autism. Continue th pt, ot, aba, vitamins - something is helping!

In brief: Improved prognosis
Without knowing more history, it's difficult to answer "why".
I think the association with the low grade fever and cold is likely a coincidence. It is cold and flu season, after all. However, what terrific news. Improved verbal abilities by age 5 have been associated with better long term prognoses in people with autism. Continue th pt, ot, aba, vitamins - something is helping!
Dr. Jeff Jacobs
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Chance
Pdd kids develop in quanta, not always gradually.
Don't be deceived to ascribing it to an esoteric treatment. This is the nature of pdd. Sonetimes a cold or other phenomena that stimulate the immune system are associated with improvement. Sometimes they're associated with regression. Keep doing the behavioral treatment prescribed and be pleased with improvement.

In brief: Chance
Pdd kids develop in quanta, not always gradually.
Don't be deceived to ascribing it to an esoteric treatment. This is the nature of pdd. Sonetimes a cold or other phenomena that stimulate the immune system are associated with improvement. Sometimes they're associated with regression. Keep doing the behavioral treatment prescribed and be pleased with improvement.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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