Articles containing: autism

What Is A Nonverbal Learning Disability?

November 13, 2019

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A nonverbal learning disability (NLD) is a syndrome that includes challenges in visual-spatial organization, nonverbal problem solving, and social skills. Despite often having strong verbal abilities, children with NLD have trouble understanding humor and adapting to new situations.

9 Ways to Know If Your Child’s Mental Health Clinician Is Right for Them

November 6, 2019

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As parents, we all want the very best for our kids – the best teachers, coaches, and health professionals, among others.

About one in five of our children, teenagers, and young adults will experience a mental health issue and ideally receive mental health care.

What Is Autism Spectrum?

March 30, 2019

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Children with autism have significant challenges with social interactions and communication and a very restricted repertoire of activities and interests.

Q+A: What’s the Difference Between Slow Processing and Other Disorders?

March 4, 2019

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What is the difference between Slow Processing Speed, Auditory Processing, Sensory Integration, and Autism Spectrum Disorders? They all seem so similar. Is there a lot of misdiagnosis? – Patrice B., Facebook  

This is a great question and one that I hear frequently. There’s a good reason why you’re asking it.

Shrinking It Down: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)? (Season 1, Episode 11)

You can also listen to this podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, and TuneIn. 

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A lot has changed over the years in the diagnosis and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), including that we’re getting better at understanding how to recognize it early in kids.

Emerging Technologies and the Frontiers of Autism Research

March 26, 2018

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Many parents these days are worried about their children’s use of digital media. One of the most common concerns is that using tablets and smartphones to communicate with others will result in loss of social skills.

A Parent’s Journey Through Autism: “I have to admit it’s getting better, a little better all the time…”

This blog post is part of a series entitled Real Lives, Real Stories: Personal Experiences With Mental Illness.

Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day: Parent Resources

The internet provides a seemingly endless amount of information about almost any topic you could imagine. Parents are as likely to turn to the internet as they are to well-worn “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” books.

Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder

April 24, 2017

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Christopher Keary, MD; Lisa Nowinski PhD; Christopher McDougle, MD

Sam is an adorable 5-year-old boy with curly brown hair and large inquisitive eyes. As a baby, Sam was easy! He rarely cried and seemed to entertain himself for hours – the perfect first child. But by his 1st birthday, Sam was not yet talking.

Blunt And Nuanced: The Pain Of High-Functioning Autism

The above video entitled “Fireflies” is courtesy of Jubilee Project (learn more about them at the bottom of this post). “Fireflies” is a simple reminder that we each have beauty and can connect with others in unique ways.