Henry Joseph Hasson, MD Pediatric Neurologist Children’s Hospital at Montefiore Medical Education: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
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Male 1: One year old probably do? Male 2: So, one year olds are probably going to start pointing. So, this is really the first word, the first language, the habit to point for what they want. They start really indicating what they want and some children are going to even really start having their first words. Not all children do. A lot of times we get very nervous if they are not but language is something that is really variable among children. Exactly how many words they start speaking at what ages but this should really start trying to say words. They should start trying to feed themselves. You have what is called pinch or grasp is developing so that they will be able to hold a small item like a cereal. And here you will see the fine motor really starting to develop and they will start really telling us what they want also by crying or by showing us what they want. And then in their growths motor round just their entire body. Some children will start walking at this point. They should be crawling. Not all children crawl but a lot of them just start trying to get around that way and you know start to stand without holding on or at least cruising what we call holding on to a couch or chairs and other furniture around the house and trying to walk around it. Not all children can be walking at this age of course. Again, this is a wide range. But it is something they should start trying to do. Male 1: Okay. What is the biggest concern in giving a vaccine now? The measles month develop for a lot of people. Male 2: Sure. Male 1: We do not think it is a problem. I am trying to get patch and take video of the kid at different stages as the first year and there are people who convince themselves. This vaccine is triggering off a disease called autism. Male 2: Right. Male 1: We have no studies. Double blinded, this country indicate that but I really would like to see the video tape, experts making a diagnosis, looking at these kids before and after and put this on the rest for now. They do not believe when we say we double blind studies and stuff like that. It is in the foreplays. It is like an accepted fact that it triggers it. Yet, I cannot find a real study that says it. Is there anywhere that you see any indication a rare case of an autism can be triggered by a vaccine? Male 2: All right. I think a lot of the problem is a doctor’s fault and the media’s fault for really just not getting information after educating people. People do not understand a lot of these terms and what they mean and how the brain works and develops. For example, first of all when parents see their child get this devastating thing and it sometimes can be very devastating for a parent to first find out when this happens that their child has autism or something and that they are not perfectly normal. And parents can get very concerned by that and you are always looking for an answer of why. Everyone is always wants to know why that something has happened. And autism really is something you can notice when children start developing their language and the development which happens right around this age or right around the time that you happen to be giving the MMR vaccine. So, it is a reasonable association that parents make but it happens to not be true. When you are looking for, “What have I done recently? Well, my doctor struck a needle in my child and ever since then, I have noticed these things.” But if that really had not that happen, the same things would have happen. For example, we now know that there are a lot of genes that cause autism with vaccine found some genes that have been proven to cause autism. This means the child has been born with that not to tell you that it is hereditary and that they have inherited it from someone else in the family and they could be the first child that have the mutation. But really it was something that they were always going to have no matter what you did. And it is really important to get this message across the
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