Earlier this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced a new estimate of the number of children living in the United States with autism spectrum disorder, a condition that affects many aspects of development. There isn’t any one test to diagnose autism, but a person with autism may exhibit marked communication differences, such […]
Attending an individualized education program meeting for your child can be overwhelming and complex. There may be many members on an IEP team, including you, the parent, as well as the child’s teachers, evaluators, and school administrators. When appropriate, the child may also be involved in the IEP meeting, as may other caregivers or school […]
October is an observance month for both Down syndrome and dyslexia. It’s time to celebrate adults and children with these conditions, as well as spread awareness and foster understanding of the experiences of these individuals.
Down syndrome is a genetic condition that occurs as a result of a full or partial copy of chromosome […]
Summer is a much needed break for children with ADHD. They can sleep in and go to bed more or less when they’d like. There’s plenty of time to play and make use of their energy. There’s no pressure from tests and grades. But summer break only lasts a couple months, and many children with […]
ADHD, or Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, is one of the most commonly diagnosed neurobehavioral disorders. Despite that, or perhaps because of it, it is also one of the most misunderstood neurobehavioral disorders. Media portrayals, exaggerated stereotypes, and the way we talk about ADHD all perpetuate miscommunications and misconceptions. It’s time to clear up a few of […]