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What is Autism Spectrum Disorder and How to Assess It

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder and How to Assess It

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Sponsored Post Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can be difficult to define, even by clinicians who diagnose and treat it and by researchers who study it. This is because there is no precise blood test or genetic test that indicates whether or not an individual has ASD or not. Rather, it is identified by a broadContinue Reading

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

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.Continue Reading

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

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 DevelopmentalContinue Reading

Interactive ADHD Symptom Checklist for Children

Interactive ADHD Symptom Checklist for Children

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This is an interactive checklist to check for symptoms of ADHD in children. You can print out the results and take them to your child’s doctor. We also recommend reading What are the Symptoms of ADHD and How Can You Help?, 12 Effective Strategies for Children with ADHD, and Exercise Ideas to Help Kids with Autism, ADHD,Continue Reading