If two sons from a father have some form of autism, what is the liklihood of a third son having autism?
My husband has two sons from a previous marriage. One son has sensory intergration dysfunction and the younger son has Aspergers. My husband and I have a son together and I can’t find any information regarding whether or not this should be something we should watch for. His oldest son was diagnosed at age 2, his middle son was diagnosed at age 5. I really would like to know so we can diagnose the problem and get him the proper help if needed.
The incidence of a second child from the same parents also having autism is 4% compared to 1% of the general population…
Is there any other history of autism like signs on either side of the family (the father and his ex) they may help determine if its possibly more related to the father or the mother
I would suspect there is an increased chance of you child having autism–more than 1%, less than 4%
with rates so high its something to look out for even if there is no family history
if the autism components only came froom the father the risk would be 4%
if they only came from the mom, it would be 1%
if they came from both–it would depend on if you have any biologic components
how old is your son now? Diagnosis is the most important early on, it developmental screening. If your son in under 3 (in the US) call the state Early Intervention program and ask for an evaluation of his developmental skills (language, motor, social, etc) they do a better job than pediatricians…the actual eval should take about an hour–a doc does it in a few minutes
you can look up developmental milestones online and see if your son is meeting them…
It is not considered concerning until there at least a 25-33% delay in any area
REFERENCE AND REGULATION appears to be a lot like Greenspan’s DIR and also ‘Natural Environment Teaching’ and ‘Incidental Learning’ used in ABA…i have used what is described as R&R while using DIR//ABA
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