Items Tagged ‘ASD’

What you need to know about autism spectrum disorder

May 4, 2017

What you need to know about autism spectrum disorder

By uclahealth uclahealth

Developing an understanding of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can help ensure you recognize any signs and symptoms early on in your child. The sooner intervention starts, the more likely it is that your child can live a healthier life. What is autism spectrum disorder? Autism spectrum disorder describes a wide range of neurodevelopmental disorders that […]

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Tags: Anxiety, ASD, autism. autism awareness. autism sprectrum disorder, behavioral interventions, depression, diagnosing autism, neurodevelopmental disorders, pediatrics, social skills


How to get a date--For young adults with autism, it's not so easy

March 30, 2017

How to get a date–For young adults with autism, it’s not so easy

By Mark Wheeler markwheeler

For children with autism spectrum disorder, understanding emotions is a very difficult task. These children typically have trouble recognizing emotions, particularly social emotions conveyed through facial expressions — a frown, a smirk or a smile. This can hamper the child’s ability to communicate and socialize, sometimes leading to social isolation. And as the child with autism spectrum […]

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Tags: ASD, autism, autism expert, autism spectrum disorders, conversation skills, Elizabeth Laugeson, PEERS for Young Adults, psychiatry, social skills, The Science of Makinf Friends, UCLA PEERS clinic, UCLA Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills


What do I need to know about autism?

March 29, 2017

What do I need to know about autism?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) describes a wide range of neurodevelopmental disorders that can cause significant social, behavioral and communication challenges. Diagnosis Autism spectrum disorder, which affects roughly 1.5 percent of children, is often characterized by repetitive motions, limited social and emotional interaction, and delayed speech and language skills. “Symptoms can vary greatly from one child […]

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Tags: Anxiety, ASD, autism, autism spectrum disorders, children’s health, depression, Dr. Amanda Gulsrud, health tips, health tips for parents, healthy living


On Top of the World

March 27, 2017

On Top of the World

By uclacardiofan uclacardiofan

Thanks to Dr. Jonathan Tobis and the UCLA Interventional Cardiology team I am alive and hiking today. In January 2004 I went to my primary doctor due to increasing fatigue, actually falling asleep driving home from work. I had an echocardiogram that revealed a birth defect that had never been diagnosed for 40+ years, a […]

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Tags: Amplatzer septal occluder, ASD, atrial septal defect, cardiology, Doctors Day, Dr. Jonathan Tobis, echocardiogram, heart, patient stories, ucla interventional cardiology


Treating autism: Accelerating research for ASD

April 13, 2016

Treating autism: Accelerating research for ASD

By uclahealth uclahealth

There is no known cure for autism. Instead, the hope of a cure is often replaced by the reality of what can be done—therapies and interventions that help manage autism’s varied symptoms and associated behaviors. But what if there were medications that could reduce or even eliminate the “core deficits”—the main neurological difficulties—of autism spectrum […]

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Tags: adolescent psychiatry, ASD, autism, autism spectrum disorders, child, Child and Adult Neurodevelopmental (CAN) Clinic, childrens health, Dr.James T. McCracken, Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, spectrum, spectrum disorders