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The Promise of Neurofeedback for FASD Symptom Management

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) represent a group of conditions that occur in individuals whose mothers consumed alcohol during ...

Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI): A Beneficial Approach for “Kids from Hard Places”

Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) is an innovative, holistic approach designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children, often ...

Pathological Demand Avoidance and Autism: A Closer Look into Anxiety, Language Deficits, and Sensory Processing Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder that affects communication and behavior. It's a spectrum disorder, meaning it ...

Understanding the Heightened Risk of Substance Abuse in Individuals Affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) is a group of conditions that occur in individuals who were exposed to alcohol ...

The Power of Play: Board Games as a Tool for Teaching Social Skills

In an age dominated by digital devices, the humble board game may seem like a relic of the past. ...

Social Media, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and Mood: A Complex Interplay

The rise of social media has transformed the way we communicate and interact, presenting both opportunities and challenges. For ...

The Impact of Screen Time on ADHD: A Closer Look

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by persistent patterns of inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. In the ...

The Role of Self-Care in Managing Mood Disorders: A Must-Not-Ignore Strategy

Mood disorders, including depression and anxiety disorders, can significantly impact a person's quality of life. They are often characterized ...

What Diagnoses Often Occur Alongside Autism? 

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental condition that affects social communication, behavior, and sensory processing. While Autism is ...

Early Reciprocal Play: Building Social Bonds in Young Children

Reciprocal play, a pivotal phase in the lives of young children, is where the foundation for meaningful social interactions ...

Teaching Children Social Problem-Solving Skills

We are often asked about the best strategies for helping young minds navigate the complexities of social interactions. One ...

Benefits of Early Identification of Autism

Autism, a complex neurodevelopmental disorder, affects millions of children worldwide. The benefits of recognizing autism in its early stages ...

The Art of Conversation: Early Development of Reciprocal Communication

Conversations are the heart and soul of human interaction, and their development starts early in life. The ability to ...

A Closer Look at How Psychologists Evaluate Toddlers for Autism

Diagnosing autism in toddlers is a delicate and comprehensive process that involves the expertise of psychologists and a variety ...

Teaching Children the Art of Self-Advocacy

One of the most valuable life skills we can teach children is self-advocacy. This powerful skill not only equips ...

The Intersection of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and Emotion Regulation in Adults

While SPD is often diagnosed in childhood, its effects can persist into adulthood. Adults with SPD might find themselves ...

FASD Treatment Recommendations

We are often asked to provide recommendations for children who are diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Treatment ...

Title: Understanding Sensory Processing Disorder’s Impact on Emotion Regulation in Children PART TWO

Intervention Strategies Understanding the connection between Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and emotion regulation is vital for effective intervention and ...

Understanding Sensory Processing Disorder’s Impact on Emotion Regulation in Children PART ONE

As human beings, we experience the world through our senses-sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell and movement. Our ability ...
What is autism?

What is Autism?

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder that affects communication and behavior. People with ASD have trouble with ...
How can motivation be increased for people on the autism spectrum?

How Can Motivation be Increased for People on the Autism Spectrum?   

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects an individual's social communication, behavior, and sensory processing. One ...
What is the difference between Borderline personality disorder and autism spectrum disorder?

What is the Difference Between Borderline Personality Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder? 

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) are two distinct conditions that can share some similarities in ...

Couples Therapy Across the Spectrum Part 2: When Both Partners are on the Autism Spectrum 

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can have a significant impact on relationships, and when both partners are on the Autism ...
Couples Therapy Across the Spectrum Part 1: When One Partner is Neurotypical, and the Other is on the Autism Spectrum 

Couples Therapy Across the Spectrum Part 1: When One Partner is Neurotypical, and the Other is on the Autism Spectrum 

Maintaining a healthy relationship can be challenging, even for neurotypical individuals. When one partner has Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), ...

Self-Diagnosis and Autism Spectrum Disorder 

Self-diagnosis is becoming increasingly common in today's society. People are turning to the internet and social media platforms to ...

What are Some Effective Therapeutic Approaches for Individuals Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)? 

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder that affects an individual's social communication, behavior, and sensory processing. ...

What is the Difference Between and IEP and a 504 Plan in Colorado? 

If you have a child with a disability in Colorado, you may have heard of Individualized Education Programs (IEP) ...

Can Symptoms of Depression be Mistaken for ADHD? 

Depression and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are two very different mental health conditions, but they can present with similar symptoms. ...

Autism Spectrum Disorder and LGBTQ+ Identity 

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and LGBTQ+ identity are both unique experiences that can present their own set of challenges. ...

Adult Assessment of Autism

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder that affects communication and behavior. It is characterized by difficulties with ...

Improving Executive Functioning Skills in Autistic Individuals

Executive functioning refers to the cognitive processes needed to plan and complete tasks and includes skills such as:  Initiation: ...

BIPOC and Autism

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the prevalence of autism continues to increase in the ...

Trauma and Autism in Females

Compared to males, women are at an elevated risk of their Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) going undiagnosed due to ...

Addressing Behavioral Challenges in Children with ADHD

Students with ADHD often struggle with the following: Speaking out of turn, resulting in interpersonal difficulties  Problems following instructions, ...

Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in an Educational Setting

Autism Spectrum Disorder Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) manifests itself in unique ways from person to person. For the purpose ...

How to Improve Emotional Regulation Among Children with Autism and ADHD

What is Emotional Regulation and Why is it Important?Emotional regulation is an individual's ability to effectively manage and respond ...

Addressing Behavioral Challenges in Children with Autism

Behavioral issues can be common among children with autism. Understanding behavior and how to respond to it, specifically in ...
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FAQs for Diagnostic Evaluations for Suspected Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

What ages range do you assess for FASD? We are able to provide diagnostic evaluations for children as young ...
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