- Q How early can autism be detected?
Dr. Ronald Leaf, PsychologyWatch as licensed psychologist and autism specialist Dr. Ronald Leaf discusses how early in childhood autism can be detected. Full Answer
- Q What is the difference between autism and Asperger's syndrome?
Dr. Ronald Leaf, PsychologyWatch as licensed psychologist and autism specialist Dr. Ronald Leaf explains the difference between autism and Asperger's syndrome. Full Answer
- Q Can my pediatrician diagnose autism spectrum disorders?
Your child's pediatrician will check to make sure your child is hitting certain developmental milestones, such as babbling, waving, and speaking. In addition, a pediatrician may observe your child to see if any typical signs of autism are present. If... Full Answer
- Q What is autism?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyAutism is a developmental problem that hinders communication and social interaction and is associated with repetitive motor movements and obsessive behaviors. About 1 in 110 kids have autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Experts generally believe... Full Answer
- Q Can very young children have autism spectrum disorders?
Yes, very young children can have autism spectrum disorders, in fact, many cases are diagnosed before the child is two years old. The age of diagnosis may depend on a child's specific symptoms and the severity of those symptoms. Mild forms, such as... Full Answer
- Q Can autistic children make eye contact and show affection?
William Stillman, Health EducationYour question is actually two separate questions in one. Let's first address the issue of making eye contact. For whatever reason, expecting children with autism to make direct eye contact has become one of those bugaboos that people (parents, educators,... Full Answer