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NVLD vs. Autism

NVLD vs. Autism

Nonverbal Learning Disorder (NVLD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are two different disorders, although they may use similar therapies as forms of treatment. ASD involves a range of symptoms that often overlap with the signs of other neurodevelopmental and learning disorders, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Though NVLD doesn’t have an official clinical diagnosis in…

Autism vs. SPD How are they Related

Autism vs. SPD: How are they Related?

Many parents of children with neurological conditions confuse SPD or Sensory Processing Disorder with ASD or Autism Spectrum Disorder because of their connections and similarities. While these two may seem similar, they are comorbid disorders, meaning they often occur together.  Children with SPD may eventually develop autism later on in life, which is why early…

What's the Link Between OCD and Autism

What’s the Link Between OCD and Autism?

OCD, or Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, is challenging to treat on your own without support from clinical psychology experts. Many try to manage their own OCD without ever really finding a treatment that helps. It is a misunderstood and often missed mental health condition that is complex to treat because of these issues and families often inadvertently…

Autism and Asperger’s vs. ADHD

The journey of a family with a special needs kid is always a challenging one that can be overcome with teamwork and taking the bull by the horns. When a kid is clinically diagnosed with Attention Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD) (or had a past diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome), parents may have a…

Autism and Failure to Launch

“We were good parents, and now we’re supposed to be done!” When couples plan their families, they imagine raising little girls and boys into successful individuals. At one point, they’ll move out of their parent’s roof, visit over the holidays, and the couple is free to travel, embrace their old hobbies, and grow old together.…

Teen Autism

Teen Autism: Myths and Everything You Need to Know

The goal of every parent is to help a child with autism cope with social difficulties and achieve independence. Many people on the spectrum can find jobs, build families, and live independently. Autistic Spectrum Disorder is a condition that manifests as early as nine months old and has to be managed throughout adulthood. We know…

Neurofeedback for Autism

Neurofeedback for Autism

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder that has dramatically risen more than 10 percent since 2000 where the prevalence rate nearly tripled, from 0.67 to 1.85 percent in the US population. Parents understand the importance of early diagnosis and treatment, and because they only want the best for their children, explore the many…

Autism and Executive Functioning

Autism and Executive Functioning

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder characterized by difficulties with social skills, repetitive behaviors, limited interests, speech, and nonverbal communication. ASD is on the rise with about 1 in 44 children having autism. People with autism display behaviors that occur along a spectrum with some children having cognitive impairments and others having normal…

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