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Question?: Pdd Autism

Paul asks…

What is Autism exactly-I have an autistic sister?

I would like to understand her situation better. I don’t live with her so when ever I do see her (which is like maybe once every 5 months, if that) she’s a little hard to handle. She’s very hyper. And she’s got more problems other than just autism.

But what is autism exactly? I just want to understand my baby sister more.

admin answers:

Autism is a severe developmental disorder that begins at birth or within the first two-and-a-half years of life. Most autistic children are perfectly normal in appearance, but spend their time engaged in puzzling and disturbing behaviors which are markedly different from those of typical children. Less severe cases may be diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) or with Asperger’s Syndrome (these children typically have normal speech, but they have many “autistic” social and behavioral problems).

It used to be thought that autism is just a fate that you accept.The good news is that there are now a wide variety of treatment options which can be very helpful. Some treatments may lead to great improvement, and others may have little or no effect, but a good starting point would be the parent ratings of biomedical interventions, which presents the responses of over 25,000 parents in showing the effectiveness of various interventions on their own child.

ARI’s Diagnostic Checklist, Form E-2, was developed by Dr. Bernard Rimland to diagnose children with Kanner’s syndrome (which is also known as ‘classical autism’). Many parents and professionals have also used the E-2 checklist to assist in the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). You can print out, complete the checklist, and then mail it to ARI for scoring. Our staff will analyze the responses and send you a score along with an interpretation. The checklist is available in 17 different languages. There is no charge for this service.

How Common is it? For many years autism was rare – occurring in just five children per 10,000 live births. However, since the early 1990’s, the rate of autism has increased exponentially around the world with figures as high as 60 per 10,000. Boys outnumber girls four to one. In 2007, the Centers for Disease Control reported that 1 in 150 children is diagnosed with autism.

What is the Outlook? Age at intervention has a direct impact on outcome–typically, the earlier a child is treated, the better the prognosis will be. In recent years there has been a marked increase in the percentage of children who can attend school in a typical classroom and live semi-independently in community settings. However, the majority of autistic persons remain impaired in their ability to communicate and socialize.

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Question?: Autism Symptoms In 3 Year Old

William asks…

What Diseases could these symptoms be from?

My Girlfriend’s 2nd cousins. Here is the background. She had birth to 2 boys. The younger of the two passed away at about the age of 3 months. Autopsy results have only concluded heart and Kidney failure, even from specialists. The older brother is now 2 years old. He has similar symptoms but appears to have them less severe. One original Diagnosis was Bruton’s Disease which is an immune deficiency condition but this was later dismissed. He is very limited in his speech and can not walk on his own but has recently been able to stand with the help of an object. He also suffers from seizures but medication has helped. In appearance he seems to be normal and shows no obvious signs of retardation. He has seen specialists and his younger brother has been autopsied and studied by specialists but there is still no diagnosis. Thought I might give this a try.

admin answers:

Have they considered autism?

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Do Children With Autism Have Other Disorders – Which Are Related? Find Out

Have you ever thought because your child has autism, he or she could have other disorders or difficulties which are related? How would you know if your child is suffering from some other difficulty or disorder? That is an excellent question. Let us find out, if there are some hints or clues, that may be combined or related to autism.

I have learned and experienced, that it can be common for children who have autism, to display and suffer from conditions such as, dyslexia, schizophrenia, ADHD, attachment disorder, and other related disorders.

The question is, how are you going to get a diagnosis that is accurate for your child, to determine if he or she has other disorders,or other difficulties?

First, know your child. If you have concerns or have an inkling something does not seem healthy, balanced, with the behavior of your child, consider having your child diagnosed with a knowledgeable professional. Choose one who knows and understands the disorder of autism and other related disorders that are common to autism.

Second, educate yourself about the symptoms that vary or behaviors that could be suspicious, as a link to another difficulty or disorder that could be related.

For example: Some symptoms that are the most common are dyslexia, schizophrenia, ADHD and attachment disorder.

These symptoms and behaviors might be present in your child who has autism or could be related or interact with the disorder of autism.

DYSLEXIA:

* The individual articulates well, seems to have a difficult time to read, spell and write. These symptoms are apparent when an individual is old enough to learn how to read, spell and write.

* Sometimes the person takes on the appearance of a being dumb, lazy, immature does not comprehend what they are to do, or know how to go ahead and initiate the project.

* Displays a low or poor self-esteem. Feels and acts as though he or she is dumb. Due to this feeling, the individual becomes frustrated while trying to study for tests and gets frustrated about grades.

* Some individuals seem to lose track of time. They space or zone out.

* People with dyslexia seem to learn and pay attention better through visual demonstrations, visual aids, hands-on projects and activities, observations and experimenting.

SCHIZOPHRENIA:

* Social withdrawal.

* Appear to have a gaze that is expressionless.

* They have an inability to share and express sorrow or joy.

* Many have a difficult time to concentrate and they struggle to remember things, because they are forgetful.

* May have delusions.

* Many have hallucinations.

* Display inappropriate laughter or tears.

* Hostility and suspicion is evident.

ADHD:

* Many individuals will take on activities that are dangerous.

* Displays temper tantrums that are extreme and sometimes out of control.

* Shows signs of always being active, restless, has a difficult time settling down, and become difficult even when going to sleep.

* When you are talking to the individual, he or she appears not to be listening.

* Individual may make many mistakes, because he or she is not paying attention to details.

* Disruptive when others are speaking.

* Unable to play quietly. Wants to speak loudly and is rude to others who wants to be quiet.

ATTACHMENT DISORDER:

* They will manipulate others by being charming to people they do not know.

* Will be affectionate to strangers.

* Has a desire that is strong to be in control.

* Become demanding.

* Destructive to self or their property and other individuals.

* Displays values, morals, that are low.

* Many are cruel to animals

* Constantly chattering and asking questions that are silly.

* Show no interest in having friends.

* Learning delays.

* Makes bad choices.

* Fascinated with weapons, fire, evil, blood and gore.

Take action and ave your child diagnosed by a qualified professional, if you feel there may be some of these symptoms or behaviors present. These symptoms can vary with gender, age and the level of autism your child has.

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Detecting Autism

Detecting Autism

Autism Spectrum Disorders can often be reliably detected by the age of 3 years, and in some cases as early as 18 months. Studies suggest that many children eventually may be accurately identified by the age of 1 year or even younger. The appearance of any of the warning signs of ASD is reason to have a child evaluated by a professional specializing in these disorders.

Parents are usually the first to notice unusual behavior in their child. In some cases, the baby seemed “different” from birth, unresponsive to people or focusing intently on one item for long periods of time. The first sign of an ASD can also appear in children who seem to have been developing normally. When an engaging, babbling toddler suddenly becomes silent, withdrawn, self-abusive, or indifferent to social overtures, something is wrong.

Research has shown that parents are usually correct about noticing developmental problems, although they may not realize the specific nature or degree of the problem.

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