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For those of us in the mental health and educational circles, the subject of Aspergers Syndrome has become somewhat of a hot topic in recent years. While this diagnosis remains relatively unknown to many in the general public, it has drawn significant media attention.
Temple Grandin, Ph.D., is inarguably the most accomplished and well-known adult with autism in the world. She has been featured on major television programs, such as "ABC's Primetime Live", the "Today Show", "Larry King Live", "48 Hours" and "20/20" and written up in national publications, such as Time magazine, People magazine, Forbes, U.S. News and World Report, and New York Times. Among numerous other recognitions
A quick reference chart about typical problem behaviors and possible interventions teachers may use to combat them.
What is Oppositional-Defiant Disorder? Oppositional-Defiant Disorder (ODD) is a diagnostic term referring to an individual who experiences an ongoing pattern of hostility, defiance and general uncooperativeness that seriously impacts their life in at least two major areas (commonly school and home). Often
Information about self injury, origins and potential avenues for treatment.
Free or low-cost medications provided by pharmaceutical companies Some pharmaceutical companies offer medication assistance programs to low-income individuals and families. These programs typically require a doctor’s consent and proof of financial status. They may also require that you have either no health insurance, or no prescription drug benefit through your health insurance. Please contact the...
Its that time of year again people! Hibernation is in the air and while many of you look forward to the shorter days and the impending winter, many of us react less favorably to Jack Frost's nip in the air. In fact many slip in into a more depressive state....
What is "Bullying"? In its truest form, bullying is comprised of a series of intentionally cruel incidents, in which an individual is exposed repeatedly to negative actions on the part of one or more individuals. What distinguishes this form of interpersonal aggression from the usual conflicts between children and adolescents is that the intention is often about power and control. Bullying may take many forms including physical, verbal, relational and reactive.
Broadly speaking, most researchers agree that self-injury SI is the act of attempting to alter a mood state by inflicting physical harm on one’s body serious enough to cause tissue damage or leave marks that last for several hours. This harm is typically done without suicidal intent....
Paul Rohling was bathing the first batch of foster dogs when Jimmie finally made it to the foster home. The two made a connection immediately. Jimmie was sick and needed care. Paul made sure he got it. Papers were filled out and within days he went to his very own home with Paul.