Anemia in autistic kids can have a lot of different causes and effects and, likewise, the right treatment depends on the accurate identification of the underlying cause of the anemia.
It’s estimated that about 40% of children with autism are non-verbal or have a speech delay. Just because your child isn’t saying anything, it doesn’t mean they don’t have anything to say. And just because they aren’t speaking right now, it doesn’t mean they never will.
When we’re talking about PANDAS and autism, we’re not talking about the cute black and white bears. PANDAS, as it relates to autism, means Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disease Associated with Strep.
Hypotonia, or low muscle tone, is common in autistic children. Some studies have shown that over 50% of children with ASD experienced hypotonia. Because of its prevalence among autistic children, hypotonia often serves as an early indicator that your child may fall on the autism spectrum.