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Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010 Feather River Bulletin, Portola Reporter 0 I II "Providing personalized care since 1990" • Manual Therapy • Sports Medicine • Neck/Back Care • Cardiac Rehabilitation • Orthopedics Most insurances accepted - including Blue Cross and Blue Shield P0rtola 832-1701 Quincy 283-0311 Gregory Sawyer, DDS Family Dentistry, Orthodontics & Certified invisalign Provider (530) 283-2811 2034 East Main Street Quincy, CA 95971 (across from Polka Dot, East Quincy) OPEN MON -FRI 8:30am - 4:30pm Evening appointments available 0% financing available - O.A.C. Michael W. B m,to] t, D.]D.$, General Dentistry Route 89 • Graeagle FAMILY DENTAL CARE Bruce H. Lee, D.P.S. Family Dentistry All phases of General Dentistry including Orthodontics • Crowns & Bridges • Partials/Dentures Extractions • Cosmetic Dentistry • Bleaching Periodontics • Root Canals • Dental implants to anchor loose dentures or replace missing teeth Now Accepting New Patients 181 S. Gulling St., Portola 530-832-4461 • Fax 530-832-4409 If you would like to advertise on this page, contact your advertising representative today! \ Portola Alesha or Michael Quincy Karen, Kay or Sherri If you advertise on this page and would like to submit a story, contact Sherri at 283-0800. 296 West Sierra Ave., Portola General and Family Dentistry • Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry • Crowns and Bridges • Nitrous Oxide • Emergencies (please call) Most insurance programs accepted Care Credit Plan (call for details) Derry L Hildebrand, DDS • Over 30 years of experience Identifying Autism: When and What to Look For Everyone's talking about autism, and for good reason. According to a Centers for Disease Control report, one in 150 children in the "U.S. has autism, a neurological disorder that affects development and social functioning and can cause even a precocious child to disappear into his or her own self-contained world. Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability in the U.S. It is more common than childhood cancer, diabetes andAIDS combined. These statistics are alarming to parents. By arming themselves with knowledge, parents can be prepared to distinguish between behaviors that are typical for a developing child and behaviors that need special attention. Autism is a spectrum disorder, which means every person with autism is different. At one end of the spectrum, people with Asperger's Disorder have trouble interacting in social environments but can live very independent lives. At the other end of the spectrum, someone diagnosed with Rett's disorder may need constant care. How do parents know if their child should be evaluated for autism? There are some significant red flags which may indicate that an evaluation is appropriate. "Parents usually identify concerns between the ages of 18 months to 3 years, although we have seen children as young as 3 months at Fraser," says Pat Pulice, a licensed psychologist and autism services director at Minneapolis-based Fraser, a leading provider of autism services. Below are some signs of autism that parents should know. • Communication - Children with autism may experience delayed or Iack ofla uage ment. Their use of words and gestures is unusual. They may use words with no meaning or gesture instead of using words. They may repeat words or phrases in place of responsive, back and forth communication, parent who sees a significant regression may want to consider an evaluation at a place like Fraser," says Pulice. • Social Interaction - Children with autism often spend much of their time alone. They may be less responsive to social cues and interacting with others may be difficult. Often, displaying emotions (laughing, crying) that others don't understand is common. They may find it difficult to relate to others and may be unable to make eye contact. • Sensory Impairment - Children with autism often have sensitivity in sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste. Parents might notice this if their child starts crying when exposed to bright lights or loud sounds or refuses to eat food of a certain color or texture. Children may also dislike being touched and overreact to pain or not react at all. • Play- Children with autism may. not be able to play with their toys in an imaginative way, instead playing with their toys in odd, unusual ways. They may spin toys or line them up or have an inappropriate attachment to them. • Behaviors - A child with autism may be overactive or passive, have tantrums, may have no fear of danger, may show aggression and may be resistant to change. They often have repetitive behaviors such as hand-flapping that identify their excitement or upset. "Parents are often the best judges of whether their child is developing normally," says Pulice. If you suspect your child is not developing on schedule, talk to your pediatrician. And always remember a clinical diagnosis is not the end. Types of therapies available include day treatment for children as young as preschool age, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language therapy, music therapy, feeding therapy and social language groups. "There is hope for children with autismY says Pulice. Fraser, we see children learning new skills and improving every day. Many therapies are very effective in helping children to gain skills like verbalization, social interactions and how to calm themselves. What is most important is to identify the heeds early and find appropriate treatment. With treatment, children with autism can learn to manage or overcome many of the challenges they face." SIERRA FAMILY DENTISTRY, INC. patients welcomed STEWART A. GATELY, D.D.S. FAMILY, GENERAL COSMETIC DENTISTRY • TMJ TREATMENT ADULT & CHILD ORTHODONTICS • TEETH WHITENING ORTHOPEDIC APPLIANCES TO CORRECT BITE PROBLEMS IMPLANTS TO STABILIZE LOOSE DENTURES ~: PARTIALS PREVENTATIVE TREATMENT PROMOTING HEALTHY GUMS ORAL SURGERY • CONSCIOUS SEDATION Most major insurance plans accepted • Payment plans available 352 Lawrence Street Phone: (530) 283-3947 Quincy, CA 95971 Fax: (530) 283-2126 Serving Plumas Co. for 19+ years PLUMAS PHYSICAL THERAPY Kory Felker, M.P.T. Orthopedic Manual Therapy Sports & Aquatic Therapy a Home Health • Cardiac Rehabilitation Most Insurances Accepted 530-283-2202 530-283-2204 (FAX) ] Family Dentistry Periodontics Oral Implantology Periodontal Prosthesis ,' Michael W. Herndon, D.D.S Amsterdam Fellow 431 VM. Main Street • Quincy CA 95971 530-283-1119 FAX: 530-283-2319 800 Declaration Drive, Suite 102 • Chic• CA 95973 530-893-{3327 PORTOLA VILLAGE Prinl lncY QUINCY DRUG STORE • Computer-linked to better provide customePs prescription needs • Two convenient locations to pick up your medications. • Both stores are HSA/FSA card compliant and accept most insurance plans Our friendly staff looks forward to taking care of you! Soda Fountain and Gift Shop 832-4218 157 Commercial St., Portola Hours: M-F: 9am-6pm Family Dentistry for Plumas County with a Woman's Touch Emily S. Herndon, DDS New patients welcome including children General dentistry practice open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 283-1119 • 431 W. Main Street, Quincy Caring for the of Plumas County Senior Meals & Transportation • Environmental Health Immunizations • TB Testing • WIC Evaluations Blood Pressure Checks • AIDS/HIV Testing & Services Tobacco Use Reduction • Pregnanc,v & Child Health Information l Plumas County Public Health AgencyI 283-6337 or 800-801-8330 i 270 County Hospital Rd. • Quincy i Outreach Clinics in Greenville, Chester and Portola J