Question: 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
Dr. Braaten’s Answer:
This is a great question and one that I hear frequently.
This blog post is part of a series entitled Real Lives, Real Stories: Personal Experiences With Mental Illness.
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.
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.
Intro and outro music written and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.
If you have a child with learning, behavioral, or attentional issues, you may be eager for him to receive special education services through your local school system.
Billy was an intelligent, 12-year-old boy who excelled at math, and loved Japanese anime. He could talk incessantly about World of Warcraft, and impressed adults with his knowledge of geography.
I grew up before the oral polio vaccine; my mother wouldn’t let me go to swim parties for fear of my contracting the awful disease. Her brother had polio as a child, and for many years was partially paralyzed.
So, it shocks me to think that some parents would choose not to vaccinate their kids.