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Autism Treatment for Children, Teens and Adults

A Guide to Autism Treatment for Children, Teens and Adults

A Guide to Autism Treatment for Children, Teens and Adults Dive into the world of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a neurodevelopmental condition manifesting a wide spectrum of symptoms and abilities. The understanding of ASD has evolved over the years, recognizing it as a spectrum disorder.  But, is autism a spectrum disorder? What does it mean? How does it impact the

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Pathological Demand Avoidance vs ODD in Autistic Children

Pathological Demand Avoidance vs ODD in Autistic Children

For parents of autistic children, deciphering defiant behavior can be a confusing and isolating experience. Two conditions, Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) and Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), often share surface similarities, causing further frustration in identifying the right support strategies.  Diagnostic Criteria: Is it PDA or ODD? What is PDA? PDA is a relatively new concept that falls within the Autism

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Pathological Demand Avoidance Checklist: A Useful Tool to Understand PDA

Have you ever found yourself in a standoff with your child over seemingly trivial requests that seem to avoid like the plague? Perhaps your little one resists and avoids the ordinary demands of life, leaving you scratching your head in bewilderment. If so, you’re a parent who might want to explore Pathological Demand Avoidance. Our Pathological Demand Avoidance checklist can

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Pathological Demand Avoidance Profile Which Kid Has It

Pathological Demand Avoidance Profile: Which Kid Has It?

Imagine a child who avoids brushing their teeth like it’s the plague, throws panic attacks at the mere mention of homework, and seems to possess an uncanny ability to wriggle out of everyday demands from whom they regard as authority figures.  But this isn’t just plain stubbornness. It could be a sign of a condition called Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA),

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PDA vs. AuDHD: Demystifying the Overlap

Both Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) and AuDHD (co-occurring Autism Spectrum Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) involve complex neurodevelopmental differences that can manifest in overlapping ways. Interestingly, both conditions are profiles of autism and ADHD, but they manifest differently. Understanding the complexities of each condition is crucial for providing appropriate support and navigating challenges effectively. PDA: Defying Demands, Seeking Control

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PDA Diagnosis: Helping Parents Navigate the Maze

Raising a child who consistently resists and avoids demands can be bewildering and emotionally draining. While their tantrums and meltdowns might appear defiant, a different explanation may lie beneath the surface – Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA).  Parents must understand what it means to have a PDA diagnosis and what they can do to help their child manage the symptoms.  PDA

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BLOG 14 Ways to Enhance the Well-Being of PDA Children

14 Ways to Enhance the Well-Being of PDA Children

Let’s explore effective strategies to support and enhance the well-being of children diagnosed with a condition called Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA).  Also known as Extreme Demand Avoidance, these kids reject direct or implied demands from parents, caregivers, and educators. PDA is believed to be related to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  Acknowledging the unique challenges of PDA children related to avoiding

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AuDHD Symptoms: What’s Beneath the Surface?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are both neurodevelopmental conditions, and some individuals experience their combined effects. Such a condition is often referred to as AuDHD, which can present a unique set of challenges and symptoms.  The dual diagnosis of ADHD and ASD makes the condition very complex (Mayes et al., 2012). The first step to

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What Does AuDHD Mean?

Parents navigating the complex world of neurodiversity will benefit from zooming in on a specific experience: AuDHD. But what does AuDHD mean? AuDHD stands for Autism and ADHD, which means the person is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Imagine a child with autism and ADHD diagnoses whose symptoms overlap in some areas. AuDHD

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AuDHD vs ADHD: From Inattention to Intensity

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are complex neurodevelopmental disorders. They’re listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), and they’re two separate conditions with some overlapping traits.  When these two neurodevelopmental conditions combine, the diagnosis becomes AuDHD. However, kids with AuDHD have some distinct personalities from those with ADHD or ASD alone. 

Read More »
Autism Treatment for Children, Teens and Adults

A Guide to Autism Treatment for Children, Teens and Adults

A Guide to Autism Treatment for Children, Teens and Adults Dive into the world of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a neurodevelopmental condition manifesting a wide spectrum of symptoms and abilities. The understanding of ASD has evolved over the years, recognizing it as a spectrum disorder.  But, is autism a spectrum disorder? What does it mean? How does it impact the

Read More »
Pathological Demand Avoidance vs ODD in Autistic Children

Pathological Demand Avoidance vs ODD in Autistic Children

For parents of autistic children, deciphering defiant behavior can be a confusing and isolating experience. Two conditions, Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) and Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), often share surface similarities, causing further frustration in identifying the right support strategies.  Diagnostic Criteria: Is it PDA or ODD? What is PDA? PDA is a relatively new concept that falls within the Autism

Read More »
BLOG How to Use a Pathological Demand Avoidance Checklist

Pathological Demand Avoidance Checklist: A Useful Tool to Understand PDA

Have you ever found yourself in a standoff with your child over seemingly trivial requests that seem to avoid like the plague? Perhaps your little one resists and avoids the ordinary demands of life, leaving you scratching your head in bewilderment. If so, you’re a parent who might want to explore Pathological Demand Avoidance. Our Pathological Demand Avoidance checklist can

Read More »
Pathological Demand Avoidance Profile Which Kid Has It

Pathological Demand Avoidance Profile: Which Kid Has It?

Imagine a child who avoids brushing their teeth like it’s the plague, throws panic attacks at the mere mention of homework, and seems to possess an uncanny ability to wriggle out of everyday demands from whom they regard as authority figures.  But this isn’t just plain stubbornness. It could be a sign of a condition called Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA),

Read More »
Blog PDA AuDHD

PDA vs. AuDHD: Demystifying the Overlap

Both Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) and AuDHD (co-occurring Autism Spectrum Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) involve complex neurodevelopmental differences that can manifest in overlapping ways. Interestingly, both conditions are profiles of autism and ADHD, but they manifest differently. Understanding the complexities of each condition is crucial for providing appropriate support and navigating challenges effectively. PDA: Defying Demands, Seeking Control

Read More »
Blog PDA Diagnosis Helping Parents Navigate the Maze

PDA Diagnosis: Helping Parents Navigate the Maze

Raising a child who consistently resists and avoids demands can be bewildering and emotionally draining. While their tantrums and meltdowns might appear defiant, a different explanation may lie beneath the surface – Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA).  Parents must understand what it means to have a PDA diagnosis and what they can do to help their child manage the symptoms.  PDA

Read More »
BLOG 14 Ways to Enhance the Well-Being of PDA Children

14 Ways to Enhance the Well-Being of PDA Children

Let’s explore effective strategies to support and enhance the well-being of children diagnosed with a condition called Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA).  Also known as Extreme Demand Avoidance, these kids reject direct or implied demands from parents, caregivers, and educators. PDA is believed to be related to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  Acknowledging the unique challenges of PDA children related to avoiding

Read More »
Blog audhd symptoms

AuDHD Symptoms: What’s Beneath the Surface?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are both neurodevelopmental conditions, and some individuals experience their combined effects. Such a condition is often referred to as AuDHD, which can present a unique set of challenges and symptoms.  The dual diagnosis of ADHD and ASD makes the condition very complex (Mayes et al., 2012). The first step to

Read More »
Blog_ What does AuDHD mean

What Does AuDHD Mean?

Parents navigating the complex world of neurodiversity will benefit from zooming in on a specific experience: AuDHD. But what does AuDHD mean? AuDHD stands for Autism and ADHD, which means the person is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Imagine a child with autism and ADHD diagnoses whose symptoms overlap in some areas. AuDHD

Read More »
Blog What is AuDHD (1)

AuDHD vs ADHD: From Inattention to Intensity

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are complex neurodevelopmental disorders. They’re listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), and they’re two separate conditions with some overlapping traits.  When these two neurodevelopmental conditions combine, the diagnosis becomes AuDHD. However, kids with AuDHD have some distinct personalities from those with ADHD or ASD alone. 

Read More »
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