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Differences Between ADHD and ASD

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Differences Between ADHD and ASD

Can a child have both ADHD and ASD? The short answer is yes and the sooner it’s diagnosed, the better.   Dr. Amir Miodovnik, a developmental pediatrician at Boston Children’s Hospital authored a study, which shows that symptoms of ADHD may, in fact, conceal ASD in very young children. The study appeared in the October 2015 print issue of Pediatrics. 

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"Mom and Dad, Do I Have Autism?"

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"Mom and Dad, Do I Have Autism?"

As a child psychologist working in the field of autism, I often get asked by parents whether or not they should tell their children about their diagnosis. My answer is almost always an emphatic, “Yes.”

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How To Use Volunteering As A Social Tool For Children With ASD

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How To Use Volunteering As A Social Tool For Children With ASD

Helping your child connect to interesting volunteer opportunities builds a bridge for them to enter the social arena. Non-profit organizations thrive on volunteers and are often excited to have people show up to help. This provides a positive environment for them to learn, grow and hopefully succeed.

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Back-to-School: Top 5 Check List To Help You Connect With Your Kids

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Back-to-School: Top 5 Check List To Help You Connect With Your Kids

Let’s compare “getting to know you” steps of working with neuro-typical students versus students with special challenges. What are the “isms” which make this dynamic different?  

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What is SEL? 15 Books and Activities That Really Help

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What is SEL? 15 Books and Activities That Really Help

Have you heard the term Social Emotional Learning, or SEL recently and thought, what is social emotional learning and why does it matter?

Social Emotional Learning, or SEL, is the process by which children and adults learn to build relationships, identify and manage their own emotions, learn empathy and how to take the perspective of others, and to make good choices in their daily lives. But SEL is more than just learning the skills of social behavior, i.e. the “what”; it is also about learning the “why” of these behaviors. How we teach students becomes just as important as what we teach.

In this blog post, we will discuss experiences with SEL, SEL and Children, SEL and Adults, and why this is such an important topic. As an added bonus, we will be including books and activities that will assist you in implementing social emotional learning in the classroom.

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