Autism Live
Ask Dr. Doreen - September 18th, 2013

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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:

00:19 My 2-yr-old son doesnapos;t recognize danger. Do I have to worry about this his whole life?
07:40 What age can a child be recovered?
09:15 What do you deem as recovered?
13:15 My 15-yr-old son takes off his underpants and plays with himself. He also ejaculates frequently in his room. How can I stop it?
19:57 How do you help a child who panics when it rains and thunders?
27:07 My son, age 6, makes loops out of everything (ie strings, cords). How can I diminish or extinguish this?
36:00 I have a 12-yr-old who keeps making himself vomit several times a day. How do we stop this?
42:47 When a child has an extreme fear or reaction towards people, specifically men, would this be a deficit in social interaction under the new criteria?
43:57 My child, 4, is obsessed with trains and stims by watching the wheels spin. Should I remove them altogether?
46:37 My child is 14 and high functioning. He doesn't stim during the day but he gets home and hand flaps for 30 minutes. Should I just let it happen?

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