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Posted by Stephanie on August 22, 2000 at 13:03:30:

In Reply to: Jacob came home today ,,,,,another diagnosis?? posted by DeAnna in Georgia on August 21, 2000 at 21:21:01:

I strongly suggest that you get a second opinion. Some autistic children do sterotypic movement......that is in the diagnostic criteria for autism. As for Diarreah and possible Seizures, is he on any new medications? Has the doctors given him a metabolic screening to see how his body breaks down food? Does he have any food allergies? My son has autism and his autism symptoms are worsened by certain foods. Its even possible that if a childs allergic it could cause seizures. If your child has only a certain range of food prefernce, that could affect his stools too. As for moderate retardation...any autistic child could be labled that due to lack of their communication and social ability. I don't know what type of tests theyv'e done on your child yet....but I strongly suggest that you get a second opinion. That just seems like too many diagnosis's to me!


: On Jacob's discharge papers his diagnosis' say 1.stereotypic movement disorder 2.moderate mental retardation 3.cerebral palsy 4.seizure disorder new onset 5. chronic diarrhea ,,,,, they did'nt use the word Autism ????? I am just wondering is it all the same? ,, He was diagnosed with having Autism at 3 ,, he is almost 6 now ... Please write me if any one else has heard of Stereotypic movement disorder?????????? or has a child diagnosed with it maybe .,...... Thank you ,,,, DeAnna in Georgia


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