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Interactive Symptoms Checklist for Autism Spectrum Disorder

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. SymptomsContinue Reading

Interactive ADHD Symptom Checklist for Children

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 ManualContinue Reading

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