Thomas Frazier II, PhD

Thomas Frazier II, PhD

Thomas Frazier II, PhD, studies ways to better understand autism symptoms and diagnosis. Dr. Frazier is conducting the first-ever prospective study of a genetic risk tool that may help to improve early diagnosis of autism. He is Director of the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital Center for Pediatric Behavioral Health and Center for Autism.

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How to Help With Your Child’s Hyper — or Dulled — Senses

Tags: ASD, autism, autism spectrum disorder

For parents, the heightened or sometimes muted senses that come with autism can be a challenge. But there are ways to help your child adjust.


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For Females With Autism, Differences Matter

Tags: autism, autism spectrum disorders (ASD), children's health, diagnosis, research

Most people think of autism as a male condition, but autism affects females, too. It just affects them differently.


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How Tech Can Help Your Child With Autism “Speak”

Tags: ABA, ASD, autism, autism spectrum disorder

Get expert answers to four common questions about speech-generating devices for children with autism.


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5 Ways Family Can Get Involved in Autism Care

Tags: ASD, autism, autism spectrum disorder, social skills

Whether you live nearby or far away, there are ways for extended family members to get involved in caring for children with autism.


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5 Ways to Help Your Child With Autism Make Friends

Tags: ASD, autism, autism spectrum disorder, social skills

Imagine trying to make new friends when you have a tough time understanding body language or figures of speech. This is the challenge for children with autism — but parents can help.


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If Your Child Has Autism, Perception Matters

Tags: ASD, autism, autism spectrum disorder, behavioral therapy, health hub number

A joke, a laugh, subtle body language — understanding these social cues doesn’t come easily for people with autism.


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How to Manage Challenging Behavior in Children With Autism

Tags: ASD, autism, autism spectrum disorder, behavior

Aggression toward a sibling or classmate. Self injury. Wandering off without warning. Many children with autism exhibit this challenging behavior. What can parents do?


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Can Medication Help With Your Child’s Autism?

Tags: ADHD, ASD, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, autism spectrum disorder, medication, medications

When aggression, self-injury or other symptoms get in the way of your child’s social and academic development, medications offer extra help.


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What Autism Changes Mean for You and Your Children

Tags: ASD, autism, autism spectrum disorder, diagnosis

Nearly a year ago, the world of autism diagnosis changed. Find answers to five common questions about what the changes mean for your child.


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How to Prepare Teens With Autism for Work or College

Tags: ASD, autism, autism spectrum disorder

With the right training and planning — tailored to their capabilities — teens can find a path to a job and, in some cases, college.