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3 year old ADHD?

3 year old can be diagnosed with ADHD? or its too early? can this be cured by medicine at 3 year age ? Please advice. We asked doctor when my daughter was 2 and half and they said its too early. She is 3 now and diagnosed with autism at mild to medium level. I feel if she can concentrate on things, she can learn things much faster. Any suggestion or opinion are welcome.

Thanks

posted 4 days ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

My ipad does weird things. I choose “spectrum “ in the auto suggestions and it becomes spu. So iedited my post. I think you got it anyways !

posted about 15 hours ago
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I want to learn ABA to help my child.

I'm so tired of this waiting game and all the red tape. It took months to get a diagnosis for HFA for my son. I was sure as soon as we had something official the ball would start rolling. Its not.
The Drs want to know what kind of treatment the ins will cover and the Ins wants to know exactly what treatment the Drs want. So now we are stuck in this crazy circle of more red tape. Seriously!?
How can I learn ABA??(this is most recommended from the Drs, Ins will not pay for ABA)… read more

posted almost 6 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

The Catherine Maurice book is a good place to start. It will help you figure out where to start and what to work on. I like the you Tube idea. There… read more

posted almost 6 years ago
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Bus Transportation

Has anyone ever had problems with their child throwing fits on the bus? If so, how did you handle it? My child has thrown a few fits on the bus since school started. It seems to mostly be when there is fog in the mornings. He never throws a fit in the car, even in the fog. He loves car rides and riding the bus. My son is 5 and only 40 lbs but the aide is elderly and can't seem to handle the situation. I question if she received any training. Now the Director of the Transportation Dept is… read more

posted about 5 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I'm going through the same thing right now!!! I don't know what to do ... I put a special toy in there , I put cold water in there because that's what… read more

posted almost 2 years ago
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Need to find a pediatric dentis

HI everyone,
I'm in a desperate search of pediatric dentist that accepts straight medicaid (for now) and accepts patients with Autism. I live in Volusia County but I'm willing to drive as far as Orlando. I need help, I used to take him to Threshold Dental, been there twice and not impressed, plus last time the dental assistant really pissed me off, she didn't do anything, yet kept going on when my child was screaming his lungs out, it seems they really don't train people well or… read more

posted almost 5 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

yes, I did no luck yet. but thanks!

posted almost 5 years ago
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How to co-parent a child with Asperger's when you have different styles?

Hi all! I don't really know how this stuff works, but I guess I'm seeking advice if anyone has been through a similar thing.

My step son is 12 and he has been diagnosed with Asperger's, high functioning. Recently he has entered puberty and is exhibiting signs of depression and aggression towards his sister and others.

My husband and I are on good terms with the kids mom and grandparents who they live with, but our parenting styles are very… read more

posted 9 days ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Have you done anything on the biomedical side? This helped my son a lot.
https://tacanow.org/family-resources/medical/
There are special sections for… read more

posted 7 days ago
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Peeing while standing

Hi, my Son is now almost 4 y/o. He was potty trained 3 mos ago, but when he started potty training, ABA taught him to take all lower body dressing off , and done sitting on toilet.
He learned that , but he is not wanting to try in standing , or just put pants/ briefs halfway down. I understand bec he is used to taking them all off.
How can I teach him to do it standing, or train him not to take pants/ briefs all the way?
Pls share some ideas. Thanks.

posted about 1 year ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Mine learned at school to use the little urinals. And he transferred that skill to home.

posted 8 days ago
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How many parents have their child on a holistic protocal (chelation, supplementation, etc)? How much progress has your child made?

I'm concerned since I've moved to Texas at the high number of holistic doctors here that have jumped on the Kreb Cycle (digestive cylcle)DNA, chelated therapy for removal of "heavy metals", and high supplementation bandwagon! Parents need to know that some of these "doctors" are claiming to be certified specialist when they are not. ALL of these protocals have never been approved (and have… read more

posted about 7 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I use Essential oils - I also vaccinate. The Essential oils have helped a lot. Lizzie purposely asks for Lavendar and I am more than happy to diffuse it… read more

posted over 1 year ago
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Patient Care Assistant (PCA)

In my son's IEP meeting they suggested we put him in a camp or summer program rather than daycare this summer because he needs to be busy and socialize more. He will be four in June. They also suggested we look into getting a PCA to attend with him as he is at risk of wandering and still requires help with his basic needs such as opening his lunch box and pulling his pants down to go to the bathroom. He also has absent seizures which are not a huge issue but is a safety concern when it… read more

posted almost 5 years ago
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Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS)Approach

Hi, my son is referred to SOS for his extreme oral defensiveness to feeding, only eating 2 kinds. Do your children have this kind of treatment approach? How do the therapist do it? What advice and technique do they tell you so your kid with autism and sensory processing disorder eat new food?

posted about 2 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Hi, I was in the same boat until few months ago. My son only survived on milk. He had so many oral sensory issues. We started taking him to a feeding… read more

posted 9 days ago
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