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Every child is different and it sounds, from your description, that your son has learned some language skills.At 3, according to the American Academy...
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Kids learn to talk at different times, so it may not mean anything, but you should talk to your peditrician about it .All pediatricians are supposed...
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The scientific evidence is clear that vaccines do not cause autism. The Institute of Medicine, IOM, issued a report in 2004 concluding that the MMR...
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Stimulants, in general, tend to decrease appetite in certain, not all, children. Over time this side effect seems to lessen, but, as in the case of...
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Each child with an autism spectrum disorder will have his or her own individual pattern of behavior. Sometimes, a child's development is delayed from...
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Your infant or child resists cuddling and doesn't respond to his or her environment or to other people. By about the age of 1 year, your child is...
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According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, autism is a complex neurobehavioral disorder that includes impairments in social interaction...
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Because autism runs in families, most researchers think that certain combinations of genes may predispose a child to autism. It's currently thought...
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You can obtain occupational therapy services either privately or at school. Public law requires schools to provide certain types of occupational...
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The overall goal of occupational therapy is to help the person with autism improve his or her quality of life. This includes life at home and at...
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Once an occupational therapist has gathered information, he or she can develop a program for your child. There is no single ideal treatment program...
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The therapist observes children to see if they can do tasks they are expected to do at their ages. These might relate to certain self-help skills...
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Occupational therapists study human growth and development. They are experts in social, emotional, and physiological effects of illness and injury...
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The earlier, the better. Autism is usually evident before age 3. It is very important to start speech therapy as early as possible, when it can have...
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Speech therapy can improve overall communication. This makes it possible for people with autism to improve their ability to form relationships and...
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