- March 14, 2008 at 10:49 am #256641
On 3/15/08, Erica Hager <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> autism and autistic spectrum disorders such as aspergers are often
> misdiagnosed as a combination of other things — and the adhd and bipolar,
> tantrums, lack of sleep and so on are often symptoms of autism — i would
> get her into a neurologist and pyschiatrist asap — the sooner a proper
> diagnosis is determined the sooner you can get help for her, preschool age
> is often where autism is caught and its not a life sentence — yes their
> lives are different but autistic kids often have an above average iq but its
> hard to test them because there are often communication or speech issues
this is true as i think my oldest has a much higher iq that what he
tested at. his brother’s is 140 and there have been times when listing
to them talk I could tell that he was able to follow what his younger
brother was saying. It was computer stuff that I think would of gone
over his head if his IQ wasn’t above avg. too.
though not always — so many different words and diagnoses were thrown
> around when johnny was 1.5 to 3 yrs old — oh it sounds like this or that
> people would say or my grandson or child has this or that and he behaved the
> same way — all kinds of off the wall advice was given — point i am making
> is a reg pediatrician isnt qualified to make a diagnosis ask for a referall
> for an
> autism screening with a pediatric neurologist they will give you alot of
> forms and questionaires to fill out and answer (dont know if they are online
> anywhere but prob are) and that will help them make a determination. they
> should also do an MRI and chromosonal bloodwork to rule out other disorders.
> Never miss a thing. Make Yahoo your home page.
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