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Although it can seem reasonable to think that a child is willfully behaving badly, most of the time a child is not purposely trying to be defiant toward those who are caring for them.This is not to say that a child shouldn’t learn to take responsibility for their own actions,... read more ❯

Although it can seem reasonable to think that a child is willfully behaving badly, most of the time a child is not purposely trying to be defiant toward those who are caring for them.This is not to say that a child shouldn’t learn to take responsibility for their own actions,... read more ❯

Getting to know a child is necessary in order to help that child to learn and grow.Part of getting to know a child is to learn about their interests. Learning what a child likes to do, what they like to spend their time on, and what motivates them to behave... read more ❯

Getting to know a child is necessary in order to help that child to learn and grow.Part of getting to know a child is to learn about their interests. Learning what a child likes to do, what they like to spend their time on, and what motivates them to behave... read more ❯

Involving Families Enhances Patient Outcomes

Family members of people with severe mental illness and violent tendencies often feel confused and isolated. Mental health professionals can help them by increasing their knowledge of mental illness and introducing them to strategies to ease the burden.That conclusion came from research led by Karyn Sporer, Ph.D., assistant professor of... read more ❯

What are the differences and similarities in how boys and girls experience autism? Research suggests that the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder, namely difficulties in social skills, difficulties in communication skills, and restrictive or repetitive behaviors, may look different based on the gender of the person with autism. Males Diagnosed with ASD... read more ❯

What are the differences and similarities in how boys and girls experience autism? Research suggests that the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder, namely difficulties in social skills, difficulties in communication skills, and restrictive or repetitive behaviors, may look different based on the gender of the person with autism. Males Diagnosed with ASD... read more ❯

Over the years, autism has been defined in different ways within the medical and behavioral health community. DSM - Diagnosing Autism Specifically, the DSM (diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders), the leading source for diagnosing various mental or behavioral disorders in the United States, has changed the criteria or requirements for... read more ❯

Over the years, autism has been defined in different ways within the medical and behavioral health community. DSM - Diagnosing Autism Specifically, the DSM (diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders), the leading source for diagnosing various mental or behavioral disorders in the United States, has changed the criteria or requirements for... read more ❯

Margaret was a respected physician in her community with a successful practice, numerous accolades for her work, and patients who loved her empathetic demeanor. Yet, despite her accomplishments, she had a personal secret that she covered up under her clothing, her bruises. It wasn't too long after the wedding that... read more ❯

Margaret was a respected physician in her community with a successful practice, numerous accolades for her work, and patients who loved her empathetic demeanor. Yet, despite her accomplishments, she had a personal secret that she covered up under her clothing, her bruises. It wasn't too long after the wedding that... read more ❯

Three divorces later, Susan finally discovered that she kept marrying the same type of abusive person over and over.In the middle of an argument, Brian yelled and accidentally called his new girlfriend, "Mom."  Naturally, she ended the relationship.Steve, who was shy, conservative, and introverted his whole life, married a flamboyant... read more ❯

Three divorces later, Susan finally discovered that she kept marrying the same type of abusive person over and over.In the middle of an argument, Brian yelled and accidentally called his new girlfriend, "Mom."  Naturally, she ended the relationship.Steve, who was shy, conservative, and introverted his whole life, married a flamboyant... read more ❯

Whether you are a parent of a child with autism, a teacher who educates a child with autism, a therapist providing intervention to an individual with autism, an individual who has a diagnosis of autism, or anyone else who is interested in helping people with autism spectrum disorder, understanding autism... read more ❯

Whether you are a parent of a child with autism, a teacher who educates a child with autism, a therapist providing intervention to an individual with autism, an individual who has a diagnosis of autism, or anyone else who is interested in helping people with autism spectrum disorder, understanding autism... read more ❯
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Last updated: 23 Sep 2019
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 23 Sep 2019
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