Certain health conditions may be associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). These are described below, though there is no evidence for a causal relationship with ASD. Sensory processing difficulties Children with ASD often have difficulty processing everyday sensory information in all senses, from noise to touch to smells, sounds, and tastes. Any of the senses

in Autism Diagnosis by Professor May Ng, MBBS (Hons), FHEA, FRCPCH, MSc, LLM, PhD

There comes a time as parents and carers where we will have to support our autistic child to live in a changing environment that is not always constant and regulated within our control. While children with autism have a fundamental need for routine, it is also important that we push the boundaries of routineness and

in Autism Solutions by Professor May Ng, MBBS (Hons), FHEA, FRCPCH, MSc, LLM, PhD

As a pediatric endocrinologist, this is an area of my expertise in my daily work. The early changes of puberty usually occur between the ages of 9 to 13 years. They are noticeable in girls by the budding of breasts and then pubic hair, with menstrual periods starting between 11 to 14 years of age.

in Transitioning to Adulthood by Professor May Ng, MBBS (Hons), FHEA, FRCPCH, MSc, LLM, PhD

As a pediatrician, I have been taught that the developmental progress of a three to four-year-old should include well over 500 words and a child should be able to describe things and situations in a meaningful way. This milestone is one that all parents strive for as it is an important part of a child’s

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