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Interactive Symptoms Checklist for Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Below you will find an interactive checklist for symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). You can go through each symptom and check off the ones that pertain to your child. The symptoms in the checklist fall under two categories: A. deficits in social communication or social interaction B. restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, or activities. Symptoms are based on the criteria …

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Interactive ADHD Symptom Checklist for Children

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Below you will find an interactive symptoms checklist for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). You can go through each symptom and check off the ones that pertain to your child. The symptoms in the checklist fall under two categories: inattentive or hyperactive/impulsive. Symptoms are based on the criteria indicated in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition …

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Learning Disabilities: What Are the Signs & What Can You Do? (With Interactive Checklist)

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What is a Learning Disability? A learning disability interferes with one’s ability to receive, process, recall, or communicate information. Learning disabilities can primarily affect an individual in the areas of reading, writing, math, speaking, and listening. Focus, reasoning, memory, coordination, social skills, and behavior may also be impacted as a result of a learning disability. Research shows that students who …

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Does Asperger’s Syndrome Still Exist? A Definition of Autism and Related Diagnoses

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As a school psychologist, I often hear parents asking what happened to the Asperger’s diagnosis? Asperger’s still exists, it just falls under a different name. In the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-4), there were four separate diagnoses all related to autism, which fell under a broader category called Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD). These four separate …