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A Link Between Autism And Gastrointestinal (GI) Issues

A Link Between Autism And Gastrointestinal (GI) Issues

By Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting, tips

“Scientists from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health have discovered a link between autism and gastrointestinal issues. A new study found children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were two-and-a-half times more likely to experience persistent gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms as infants and toddlers than children without autism.” Source The symptoms may vary from chronic diarrhea, [&hellip

Children With History Of Institutional Care Have Increased Risk For Autism

Children With History Of Institutional Care Have Increased Risk For Autism

By Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting, tips

Tip Autistic behavior doesn’t always mean the child has ASD. Parents, adoptive parents, and educators, make sure to have your child evaluated and assessed at a young age. Don’t mistake poor social skills and communication abilities for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP) published a [&hellip

A Checklist As Screening Tool For Autism (Age 16-30 months)

A Checklist As Screening Tool For Autism (Age 16-30 months)

By Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting, tips

This checklist does not diagnose autism, it rather evaluate the risk for autism. Afterwards if parents are continuously concerned about their child’s behavior, they should seek help for and evaluation with a developmental pediatrician, or a psychiatric, or a psychologist, or a behaviorist. Read below and make sure to scroll all the way down to [&hellip

Guidelines To Diagnose Autism

Guidelines To Diagnose Autism

By Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting, tips

To diagnose autism no lab work, devices, nor equipment are needed. The only thing that is requested from parents and licensed professionals to do is to fill out some questionnaires. Filling out papers is based on observing the child’s behavior in different settings, like interacting with family members, strangers, at home, new places, with toys [&hellip

Premature Babies Are At Higher Risk For Autism

Premature Babies Are At Higher Risk For Autism

By Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting, tips

A recent research showed that premature babies have a different developmental behavior in their infancy than babies who reached their full term. Premature babies are at higher risk for autism, because their diagnosis comes at an older age. Explanation “The researchers were surprised to find that many of the babies who had averted their gazes [&hellip

What Causes Autism?

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

We cannot pinpoint to one specific cause to be responsible for the autism condition. Actually, the exact answer to this question was not found yet. Autism has been attributied to several causes, but the two likely suspected ones are: gentics and environmental factors. Here are some possibilities: A recent sutdy strongly proposes that genetic predisposition [&hellip

Symptoms or Signs of Autism, Simplified

By Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting

In the previous article “Symptoms or Signs of Autism“, I provided some checklists and descriptions for parents who suspect that their children might have ADS (Autism Spectrum Disorder). In this article I’ll try to re-introduce the subject in a simpler way. *Autism cannot be diagnosed or identified medically. *The screening tools are based on the [&hellip