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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:
00:13 My son constantly uses echolalia throughout the day (ie music & video talk). How do we get him to use his words?
10:57 My child does disruptive self-talk. How can we reinforce when she doesn't do it?
15:10 My 16-yr-old does not handle change well. She's having difficulty expressing her feelings that her babysitter is moving away. What can we do?
24:43 My son wakes up very giggly in the morning. How can we extinguish this?
27:48 Do you ever recommend therapy breaks? My son's speech therapist seems to think my son has stopped working at it and suggested we take some time off.
30:46 We are having difficulty getting rid of the yeast in our son. What else can we do?
33:46 How can I get my child to talk more about her school day?
38:59 Follow Up: What if he has stopped working for all his therapists?
41:44 Is Rett Syndrome a related disorder to autism?
Autism Live is a production of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), headquartered in Tarzana, California, and with offices throughout the United States and around the globe. For more information on therapy for autism and other related disorders, visit the CARD website at http://centerforautism.com