Hypotonia is a muscle condition that often strikes the lower limbs of children diagnosed with autism. This is one term that physical therapists use on their customer\’s bill to allow their patients to make valid insurance claims under the current setup.
Yes. Exhibiting repetitive behaviors is just one of the symptoms that will indicate that your child has autism. These behaviors do not manifest in every child diagnosed with autism. Some of them will only show few of the symptoms, while others will show every symptom found in the diagnostic criteria.
Children with autism are hypersensitive to noise and may exhibit aggression in noisy places. Consult a professional certified in autism behavior for proper evaluation.
A child with autism may seem to have a hearing defect but in actual his listening capabilities are impaired. A hearing test may rule out the presence of deafness and may suggest for a diagnosis of autism. A consultation with a pediatrician is recommended for proper diagnosis.
You should contact a certified pediatrician for an evaluation of eye contact problem and a suggestion of a proper diagnosis of autism.
A child responds well to his name and simple commands may still be diagnosed with autism. Only a professional and certified doctor in autism behavior can diagnose it. You should get an appointment, as early as possible.
Not responding to his name is an early indication of autism. An early consultation with a pediatrician will evaluate your son’s condition in relation to autism and may suggest an early intervention, such as the Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), which will significantly benefit your child.
DSM-IV stands for Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition.
The IV means it is the 4th edition published by the American Psychiatry Association
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is medical imaging based on the resonance of atomic nuclei in a strong magnetic field. MRI is regarded as superior to computed tomography for most central nervous system abnormalities.