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A hundred Questions & solutions approximately Autism: professional suggestion from a Physician/Parent Caregiver specializes in problems with severe value to people who love and take care of autistic young ones and adults. This publication can provide authoritative, sensible solutions to the commonest questions on autism, together with factors, prognosis, treatments, resources of help, and masses extra. Written via a doctor who's the dad or mum of an autistic baby, this article combines the author’s clinical wisdom, large examine, and private adventure. The textual content is supplemented with strategies and reviews from different mom and dad of autistic young ones, making this a useful source for all family of individuals dealing with the actual and emotional turmoil of autism.

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In other children, their development appears normal until about 2 years old and then regresses rapidly. Inconsistent neurologic development. Children with autism develop differently from other children. Typical children develop the full range of neurologic skills (such as language, motor coordination, cognitive ability, and social skills) at about the same rate. Autistic children have an uneven rate of development in these skill areas. Autistic children may have excellent cognitive skills and be able to solve complex math problems and have a wide-ranging vocabulary, but may have difficulty communicating their ideas, taking turns, or reading the emotional content of a person’s face or tone of voice.

Reality: Approximately 70–80 percent of children with autism have IQs below average. Many are mentally retarded (MR). The remainder of autistics have average or above average IQs. Very few autistic people possess remarkable mathematical skills or musical abilities. These types of gifted autistic people were called idiot savants in the past. Idiot savant is now considered a pejorative term. Autistic savant is the preferred term currently. William’s comment: Describing the average autistic child as “gifted” is a stretch, certainly.

If clinically indicated, testing for the MECP2 gene deletion may be obtained. Insufficient evidence exists to recommend testing of females with milder clinical phenotypes or males with moderate or severe developmental delay. Seizure disorder Includes any condition of the brain in which there are repeated seizures or convulsions. MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) A diagnostic tool that uses radiofrequency waves and a strong magnetic field rather than Xrays to provide remarkably clear and detailed pictures of internal organs and tissues.

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