Chronic GI Symptoms In Children With ASD: . What Are They and What to Do About Them?

Symptoms of an inflamed GI tract (including esophagus, stomach, and both small and large intestine) interfere with overall health and impede the effectiveness of behavioral and academic therapies in children with ASD. This talk will review the variety (and often unique manifestations) of GI symptoms frequently seen in this group of poorly communicative children. Importantly, a methodical approach to accurately determining the cause of these treatable conditions will be discussed.

Arthur Krigsman, MD

Dr. Krigsman is a pediatrician and board certified pediatric gastroenterologist who has evaluated and treated over 1400 children suffering from autism and a variety of gastrointestinal problems. He maintains offices in both New York City and Austin, Texas, is actively involved in clinical research, and has presented his findings in peer reviewed journals, scientific meetings, and at a congressional hearing dealing with autism and its possible causes.