Neurologist Margaret Bauman, M.D. and Marvin Natowicz, M.D., Ph.D. discuss Neurological Comorbidities in Autism. Their wide-ranging conversation covers the diagnosis and symptoms of autism, as well as motor dysfunction, stereotypies, sensory processing, underlying medical conditions, sleep disorder, and epilepsy. The discussion of neurological comorbidities begins at 14:52. This video was produced in partnership with the Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education.
In this video:
- Diagnosing Autism- 2:27
- Challenges of Early Detection – 6:18
- Initial Diagnosis in Older Children and Adults – 10:38
- Intellectual Abilities in ASD – 11:59
- Gross Motor Issues in ASD – 15:13
- Stereotypies/Repetitive Motor Movements – 20:14
- Epilepsy and Seizures in ASD – 23:55
- Sleep Disorders in ASD – 29:20
- Evaluation and Care of Individuals with ASD – 36:19
In the general population, less than 1% of children develop clinical seizures, whereas more than 35% of children with autism do so by adolescence. Despite the high prevalence of seizures and epilepsy in children with autism, there is little information regarding effective and safe antiepileptic treatments. To shed light on the effectiveness of seizures treatments for children with autism we developed a relatively easy to complete on-line seizure survey for parents, and collected information from over 1000 respondents.