Ask Dr. Doreen – Nov. 28th, 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:

00:20 My son needs an eye exam but does not like light shined in his eyes, do you have any advice?
04:06 My son eats paper, should I be concerned?
06:40 How do you get the school to use Skills??
12:50 Our son stays awake for sometimes 34 hours at a time, or won’t sleep more than two hours, what do we do?
21:40 When does a parent start planning financially, socially, and psychologically for their child’s long term care?
34:20 Meal times and bed times constantly turn into battles, what am I doing wrong?
40:40 How do I know when my child no longer needs a 1:1 aide?
44:22 What apps would you suggest for iPads for teaching appropriate speech?
48:22 How can I tell if my child’s aide is helping or hurting his progress to be independent?

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