Ask. Dr. Doreen – Nov. 21st, 2012

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Autism expert Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh joins Shannon for a special episode of Ask Dr. Doreen. Ask Dr. Doreen is a weekly live segment where viewers can ask questions of one of Autism?s leading experts. In this episode Dr. Doreen answers the following questions:

00:12 Do our kids on a restricted diet benefit from ABA therapy?
05:18 How and when do you say a child on the spectrum is high-functioning?
10:05 Are there studies of early intervention and the resulting adult having a happy, intimate relationships?
17:15 Why do our kids need to repeat the same answer 10 times in ABA therapy?
26:10 When is the right time to stop trying to teach a child to speak and to start using a communication device?
31:06 How do we help keep our kids engaged in appropriate play?
37:41 Will my child always be naive/innocent compared to his neurotypical peers?
42:50 How do you decide if sensory integration would help the child in eliminating or managing the automatically reinforcing self-stimulatory behavior?

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