Different Types of Autism Spectrum Disorders In Child and Adults

Different Types of Autism Spectrum Disorders In Child and Adults

Different Types of Autism Spectrum Disorders In Child and Adults

Autistic Disorder (Classic Autism)

Autistic Disorder (sometimes called “classical autism”) is the most common condition in a group of developmental disorders known as the autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Classic autism is characterized by impaired social interaction, problems with verbal and nonverbal communication, and unusual, repetitive, or severely limited activities and interests (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, 2005a).

There are three distinctive behaviors that characterize children with classic autism. These children have difficulties with social interaction, problems with verbal and nonverbal communication, and repetitive behaviors or narrow, obsessive interests. The behaviors can range in impact from mild to disabling. Other common symptoms of classic autism include (Westling & Fox, 2004; Deutsch-Smith, 2004; Heward, 2006; Gargiulio, 2004):

• Difficulty in expressing needs; uses gestures or pointing instead of words
• Difficulty in relating to and mixing in with others
• Does not respond to normal teaching methods
• Does not respond verbal cues
• Exhibits minimal or no eye contact
• Exhibits over‐sensitivity or under‐sensitivity to pain
• Exhibits physical over‐activity or extreme under‐activity
• Has difficulty expressing and receiving physical affection
• Has no real fears of danger
• Maintains inappropriate attachments to objects
• Motor skills are uneven
• Often exhibits tantrums
• Prefers to be alone; aloof manner
• Repetition of words or phrases in place of normal, responsive language
• Resistance to change
• Spins objects
• Sustained odd play

According to the Autism Society of America (2005), there is no known single cause for autistic disorder, but it is generally accepted that it is caused by abnormalities in brain structure or function. Brain scans show differences in the shape and structure of the brain in autistic versus non-autistic children.

Researchers are investigating a number of theories, including the link between heredity, genetics and medical problems. In many families, there appears to be a pattern of autism or related disabilities, further supporting a genetic basis to the disorder (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, 2005a).

While no one gene has been identified as causing autism, researchers are searching for irregular segments of genetic code that autistic children may have inherited. It also appears that some children are born with a susceptibility to autism, but researchers have not yet identified a single “trigger” that causes autism to develop.

Childhood Disintegrative Disorder

Childhood disintegrative disorder is a condition occurring in 3- and 4-year-olds who have developed normally to age 2. Over several months, a child with this disorder will deteriorate in intellectual, social, and language functioning from previously normal behavior (U.S. National Library of Medicine 2004b). Childhood disintegrative disorder develops in children who have previously seemed perfectly normal. Typically language, interest in the social environment, and often toileting and self-care abilities are lost, and there may be a general loss of interest in the environment. The child usually comes to look very ‘autistic’, i.e., the clinical presentation (but not the history) is then typical of a child with ASD (Yale Developmental Disabilities Clinic, 2006). An affected child shows a loss of communication skills, has a regression in nonverbal behaviors, and significant loss of previously-acquired skills. The condition is very similar to classic autism.

Symptoms of Childhood Disintegrative Disorder may include (U.S. National Library of Medicine 2004b):

• Loss of social skills
• Loss of bowel and bladder control
• Loss of expressive or receptive language
• Loss of motor skills
• Lack of play
• Failure to develop peer relationships
• Impairment in nonverbal behaviors
• Delay or lack of spoken language
• Inability to start or sustain a conversation

Childhood Disintegrative Disorder must be differentiated from both childhood schizophrenia and pervasive developmental disorder (PDD). The most important signs of childhood disintegrative disorder are a loss of developmental milestones (U.S. National Library of Medicine, 2004b). The child tends to have normal development through age 3 to 4 and then over a few months undergo a gradual loss of previously established abilities listed above in Diagnostic Symptoms (e.g., language, motor, or social skills). The cause is unknown, but it has been linked to neurological problems (Yale Developmental Disabilities Clinic, 2006).

Rett Syndrome

Rett Syndrome (RS) is a neurological disorder seen almost exclusively in females and found in a variety of racial and ethnic groups worldwide (International Rett Syndrome Association, 2005). An inability to perform motor functions is perhaps the most severely disabling feature of Rett syndrome, interfering with every body movement, including eye gaze and speech. Other diagnostic symptoms of Rett Syndrome include (International Rett Syndrome Association, 2005;

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, 2005c):

• An early period of apparently normal or near normal development until 6–18 months of life.
• A period of temporary stagnation or regression follows during which the child loses communication skills and purposeful use of the hands.
• stereotyped hand movements
• gait disturbances
• slowing of the rate of head growth become apparent
• Seizures
• Disorganized breathing patterns which occur when awake
• Compulsive hand movements such as wringing and washing follow the loss of functional use of the hands

Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified (PDDNOS)

Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS) is a developmental neurologic spectrum disorder, occurs in 10 to 12 of every 10,000 children. Children with PDD-NOS either (a) do not fully meet the criteria of symptoms clinicians use to diagnose any of the four specific types of PDD above, and/or (b) do not have the degree of impairment described in any of the above four PDD specific types. PDD-NOS will present similarly to the kids who have ASD (some people argue that these conditions should be combined as one) but will have a lesser degree of a severe impairment. These kids are more likely to be verbal and have some degree of verbal or non-verbal effective communication, yet they must have the autistic features and a severe impairment in social interaction, communication, or repetitive stereotype behavior. This term is reserved for children with a severe impairment who do not fully qualify for any other autistic diagnosis, due to an age of onset or combination of autistic features.

Asperger Syndrome 

In Asperger syndrome, a young child experiences impaired social interactions and develop limited repetitive patterns of behavior (Nemours Foundation, 2005). Motor milestones may be delayed and clumsiness is often observed (U.S. National Library of Medicine, 2004a). However, people with Asperger syndrome usually have fewer problems with language than those with ASD, often speaking fluently, though their words can sometimes sound formal or stilted. People with Asperger syndrome do not usually have the accompanying learning disabilities associated with ASD; in fact, people with Asperger syndrome are often of average or above average intelligence (National Autistic Society, 2005). School-age children with Asperger syndrome exhibit a range of characteristics, with varying degrees of severity. Diagnostic Symptoms of Asperger Disorder includes (Hallahan &
Kauffman, 2006; Turnbull, Turnbull, & Wehmeyer, 2006; Friend, 2005; Westling & Fox, 2004; National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, 2005a; U.S. National Library of
Medicine, 2004a; Mayo Clinic, 2004):

Social skills

• Has difficulty making friends
• Engages in one‐sided, long‐winded conversations, without noticing if the listener is listening or trying to change the subject
• Displays unusual nonverbal communication, such as lack of eye contact, few facial expressions, or awkward body postures and gestures
• Doesn’t empathize with or seem sensitive to others’ feelings and has a hard time “reading” other people or understanding humor
• Doesn’t understand the give‐and‐take of conversation or engage in “small talk”
• Seems egocentric or self‐absorbed
• May speak in a voice that is monotone, rigid, jerky or unusually fast
• Can be extremely literal or have difficulty understanding the nuances of language, despite having a good vocabulary

Behavior

• Shows an intense obsession with one or two specific, narrow subjects, such as baseball statistics, train schedules, weather or snakes
• Likes repetitive routines or rituals
• May memorize information and facts easily, especially information related to a topic of interest
• May have clumsy, uncoordinated movements, an odd posture or a rigid gait
• May perform repetitive movements, such as hand or finger flapping
• May engage in violent outbursts, self‐injurious behaviors, tantrums or meltdowns
• Maybe hypersensitive to sensory stimulation, such as light, sound, and texture

Asperger Syndrome is a neurobiological disorder named for a Viennese physician, Hans Asperger, who in 1944 published a paper which described a pattern of behaviors in several young boys who had normal intelligence and language development, but who also exhibited autistic-like behaviors and marked deficiencies in social and communication skills (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, 2005a).

Overall, people with AS are quite capable of functioning in everyday life, but they tend to be somewhat socially immature and may be seen by others as odd or eccentric (Nemours Foundation, 2005). They have higher intelligence and communication skills than those with classic or more severe forms of ASD, but they display most, if not all of the other characteristics of ASD, with their primary difficulties manifested in poor social interactions (Hallahan & Kauffman, 2006). Contact me today for the best consultation. 

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Best Homeopathic Treatment and Medicine For Autoimmune Disease

Best Homeopathic Treatment and Medicine For Autoimmune Disease

An autoimmune disorder occurs when the body’s immune system attacks and destroys healthy body tissue by mistake. There are more than 80 types of autoimmune disorders.

COMMON AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES:

• Crohn's Disease
• Graves Disease
• Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
• Lupus
• Multiple Sclerosis
• Psoriasis
• Rheumatoid Arthritis
• Reactive Arthritis
• Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
• Myasthenia Gravis
• Type 1 Diabetes

Overall we estimate that 8,511,845 persons in the United States or approximately 1 in 31 Americans are currently afflicted with one of these autoimmune diseases. The diseases with the highest prevalence rates were Graves'/hyperthyroidism, IDDM, pernicious anemia, rheumatoid arthritis, thyroiditis, and vitiligo, comprising an estimated 7,939, 280 people or 93% of the total number estimated. Glomerulonephritis, MS, and SLE added an estimated 323,232 people.

WHAT HAPPENS?

The white blood cells in the body’s immune system help protect against harmful substances. Examples include bacteria, viruses, toxins, cancer cells, and blood and tissue from outside the body. These substances contain antigens. The immune system produces antibodies against these antigens that enable it to destroy these harmful substances.

When you have an autoimmune disorder, your immune system does not distinguish between healthy tissue and antigens. As a result, the body sets off a reaction that destroys normal tissues.

The exact cause of autoimmune disorders is unknown. One theory is that some microorganisms (such as bacteria or viruses) or drugs may trigger changes that confuse the immune system. This may happen more often in people who have genes that make them more prone to autoimmune disorders.

Homeopathy is the best treatment for the autoimmune disease. Homeopathy can help you to control or cure the autoimmune disease. Homeopathy is A method of using medicines (or remedies) to help treat or cure illnesses by stimulating the body to heal itself. Contact me today to get the best homeopathic treatment and remedies for autoimmune disease. I'm registered homeopath and CCH, RSHom certified homeopath in New York City, NYC. I've helped lots of patients to get cured of the autoimmune disease. To know more about how I've treated an autoimmune disease, click here. Also, there's a case study of each autoimmune diseases.

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Case Study of 3 Years old autistic Child who reversed his autism.

This case presents to you what I generally see in practice. A slow but constant improvement over a period of time. These improvements are clearly traced back to the time the correct remedy was given. They are not due to other circumstances. The child is 3 years old. The pregnancy was smooth but the mother was not happy. Anti biotic was given to the mother during labor. There is some history of 2 ear infections within the first year. The child started walking and talking at around 10 months. 6 month later development stopped and he started to regress. The hand flapping started. He is very sensitive to sound. He now has very poor eye contact. He has a lot of night terror. Wakes during the night screaming. Eventhough he was developing well, the mother says was always better in his own world. He does not mind when the parents leave. He can be left alone for hours and he won’t complain. He never asks for anything.

I gave 2 remedies before I could get the right one. The parents have reported over several months now steady improvement. There is much better eye contact. He is more into the world, social contacts are much easier. He is starting to talk. Interaction level has much improved, coming out of his shell. The mother says “when we say something now he responds quickly most of the time rather than before we had to repeat many many times. He is asking to play now and the interaction with other people is far greater. The therapist is also reporting the same.

This progress is general and common once the proper remedy is given. We must recognize these improvements as break throughs since the condition itself is in part a lack of taking part in the world. This case is representive of many of my autism cases. With steady homeopathic treatment these children will, in all probability, be normal.

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How One Mother could fasten With Her Autistic Son

Parents of children with autism are all looking for a way into their child’s world. Autism encloses people inside like a turtle shell. But every once in a blue moon, if you’re lucky, you find a way in or they peek outside.

I’m fortunate to have found a window into my patient son’s world. Her son fell in love with reading early on. He’s twice exceptional, which sounds like a positive thing, but if you have a 2e kid, you know that it’s rife with challenges. There’s been one silver lining through it all and that’s been an early love and aptitude for reading.

When her son was three, his preschool teacher told her to not encourage him because he would be bored when he got to Kindergarten. But She ignored her request. Reading calmed him down and made bedtime somewhat manageable.

As a professional Homeopath, I can’t even tell you how much it warms my heart to often find him squirreled away somewhere with his nose stuck in a book. At last she found something to share with him! She joyfully join him in quiet reading time and listen to him give detailed analysis of the books he reads. If he asks for a new book, She get him one without question. Read at the table during dinner? Yes!

Now that her son’s a preteen and wracked with big autism feelings and hormones. Since he reads so far above his grade level, they now also do book club, where they read and discuss novels together. They plan to tackle Harry Potter soon.

The true bliss came this month when he started to write a novel. Just like his mom, he’s in love with storytelling. It’s another way they can connect. His stories are clever and funny. One day he said we are going to write together and be famous co-authors. It’s something She look forward to.

So much of the time, her boy is in his own world—one that She don’t have access to. So when she get a chance to spend time with the child within, she jump at it.

The fact that the two things he loves best are things She love too is just gravy.

Credit: https://autismawareness.com

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Top 9 Signs that shows that your child may have autism. Explaied!.

The most recent statistics show that 1 in 68 children are now being diagnosed with autism. While diagnosis is on the rise, a child typically is not diagnosed by a professional until he or she is over two years old.

However, there are signs that could indicate your child is on the spectrum as early as six months of age. Signs and symptoms can vary, as can the severity of the symptoms. Be sure to monitor your child’s development, and consult your doctor if anything concerns you. It’s important to note that autism in infants can be recognized by a lack of normal behavior, rather than the presence of strange behaviors.

9. Lack of smiling

Does your child smile back at you when you give her a warm, joyful smile? Does your child smile on her own? By the age of six months, your infant should be giving you big smiles or happy expressions.

8. Rare Imitation of Social Cues

Does your child imitate the sounds and movements of others? Does he share expressions back and forth? Infrequent imitation of sounds, smiles, laughter, and facial expressions by 9 months of age can be an early indicator of autism.

7. Delay In Babbling & Cooing

Is your child making “baby talk” and babbling or cooing? Does she do it frequently? Your baby should typically reach this milestone by 12 months.

6. Unresponsiveness To Name

Is your baby increasingly unresponsive to his or her name from 6 to 12 months of age? Parents who see this in their child are often concerned it may be hearing loss and are unaware it can be a sign of autism. If you see this behavior in your child, be sure to monitor the signs and consult a doctor.

5. Delayed Motor Development

Has your daughter experienced significant delays in motor development milestones, such as rolling over, pushing herself up, and crawling?

4. Infrequently Seeking Attention

Does your son initiate cuddling or make noises to get your attention? Does he reach up toward you to be picked up? Disinterest in seeking a loved one’s attention or bonding is a sign your baby may eventually have difficulty relating to others, which can be a struggle for those on the spectrum as they grow up.

3. Lack Of Gesturing

Does your son gesture at objects or people to communicate? Does he wave goodbye, point, or reach for things? This is a milestone that is typically reached by 9 or 10 months old.

2. Repetitive Behaviors

Does your child engage in repetitive behaviors such as stiffening his arms, hands, or legs? Does he display unusual body movements like rotating his hands on his wrists? Does he sit or stand in uncommon postures?

1. Poor Eye Contact

Does your child make limited eye contact with you and other loved ones? Does he follow objects visually? Severe lack of eye contact as the baby grows can be an early indicator, as it is a form of communication and comprehension.

Credit:  https://blog.theautismsite.com/

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Two Homeopathic Remedies for Flu to Have

Hi all.
With the Flu wanting to snuggle with us and creates its yearly ravages (and make us wish we’d live on a warm beach in Brazil) I’d like to remind everyone there are two remedies (OTC of course) widely available you should all have on hand. Oscillococcinum, which acts best when taken as soon as the first symptoms come up. Follow the instructions but don’t forget the rest of the family. You should dilute one tube in 4 oz of water and give a tablespoon each twice a day for as long as the flu is in the house. If you missed/ignored those first symptoms and “Oscillo” does not help, take Eupatorium perforatum 30C (3 pellets) four to five times a day. For those who know sip dosing, do just that.

Peace

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Staying Focused

Last week posting about Oscillococcinum and Eupatorium perfoliatum was well heeded and bore fruits as several families shared that they were able to get rid of the flu very quickly. Under 24 hours!
My updated version of case taking is also bringing for the most part wonderful results. Interestingly the dosing has needed to evolve at the same time in order to keep up with the rapid changes that occur.
This is very exciting indeed. It is the biggest leap forward I make in a quite a while, the key to it is to never compromise and focus, focus focus.
By sticking to the highest principles, I am more convinced than ever that the wide majority of children can be reversed.a

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Weekly Remedies: Flu

Though the flu season is not quite here yet, considering there are a couple of other epidemics it might be a good thing to be prepared. The winter might be a difficult one.

Gelsemium
Chills up and down the spine and shaky. The shakiness is the keynote for Gelsemium. It looks quite a bit like when an actor plays sick in a movie. Feeling tired, weak. Not thirsty much at all. There can be bursting headache. Passing urine might relive the symptoms.

Eupatorium perforatum 12C or 30C
The must see symptoms are severe pains in the limbs. The pain is as if the bones were being broken. The eyeballs feel sore. The difference with Gelsemium is the absence of trembling. The focus is on the bones.

Bryonia 12C or 30C
is our third remedy on the list. Feeling dried out in the mouth and throat. There is tremendous thirst to quench the dryness. The person needing Bryonia does not want to move, they are irritable when you come in the room. There is a very strong desire to not be disturbed. They tell you to leave the room, they harshly tell you “leave me alone”. Don’t try to cuddle them!

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Misunderstood Homeopathic Concepts: The Matter of Placebo Effect

Evidence to the contrary. There have been five meta-analyses Kleijnen and Knipschild which looked at 107 research papers. Boissel and Cucherat looked at 15 studies. Linde Analyzed 89 studies. Two Mathie analyzed 93 studies the other 32. All meta-studies concluded that evidence of clinical trial went in favor of homeopathy rather than placebo. That is my only and final comment on the matter :)))

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