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5 Early Signs of Autism (Video)

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5 Early Signs of Autism Parents worry about whether their child may have autism.  While there is no biological test for autism, yet, certain behaviors are often seen in children who will be diagnosed with autism.  If your child, grandchild, or student has any of these five behaviors, its time to go to the pediatrician for further investigation. The MIND ... Read More »

DSM 5—What Does It Mean? (Video)

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There is considerable confusion and anxiety surrounding the new diagnostic criteria for Autism.  It is helpful to understand what the new criteria are, and how it affects those who are already diagnosed with autism, and people who will be diagnosed in the future. Autism Spectrum Disorder DSM 5 Must meet criteria A, B, C, and D:  A. Social communication and ... Read More »

What Should I Do If I Suspect My Child Has Autism?

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Marsha from San Diego California asks: What should I do if I suspect my child has Autism? The number one thing to do is make a appointment to take your child to see a specialist as soon as possible. Developmental Pediatricians, Neuropsychologists, and Psychologists conduct full evaluations in order to determine whether a child is on the autism spectrum. Marsha, ... Read More »