Monday, September 05, 2011

Aditi Shankardass Offers Thought Provoking Second Opinion On Autism and Other Learning Disorders

I found this presentation on the use of EEG technology in assessing autism and other learning disorders to be very thought provoking. It is possible such technology will offer more accurate diagnosis of disorders and more specific treatments.


usethebrainsgodgiveyou said...

I am so happy to see this here! This absolutely fascinated me and I looked into it somewhat. The little karate boy? Suffered from undiagnosed Landau-Kleffner syndrome, a form of epilepsy. How many of our kids suffer from undiagnosed but treatable diseases? I remember hearing the same of Jenny McCarthy, that her son was never autistic to begin with, but suffered from epilepsy. I don't know if that is true.

Autistic behavior is a sign of a deeper problem. With my son at age 17, I'm still not sure we didn't miss something that could help make things so much easier for him. It's very hard to find a doctor that doesn't think you are neurotic. You have to find someone secure enough and smart enough to know there are many possible causes of autism. One doctor told me my son couln't be Aspergers because only girls got kidding.

I've finally found a general practice MD who will look at my son for signs of Tuberous Sclerosis. It was a possibility 10 years ago when we went to a geneticist, and they told us to keep an eye out for signs in his teenage years. It will be such a relief to be able to have Ben looked at for that. If it is the reason for his autistic tendencies, how he is treated medically will change.

Sometimes, it's what doctors don't know that hurts our children. And NOBODY can know everything. I hope this group is on to something that will help a lot of our kids be tested.


Ken @ BMI said...

This is a good repackage of the work that was actually pioneered by Drs Frank Duffy and Fernando Miranda.

See original source videos below here: