difference between anxiety and depression in teens

Depression and anxiety are both major problems in America. Teenagers are hit especially hard with both as they are going through physical, mental, and emotional changes that come with puberty. It is important to be able to at least recognize some of the symptoms of depression and anxiety so as to know when to speak to a professional health care...[ read more ]

Working with Sensory Integration Disorders

People with Asperger Syndrome often have problems processing, organizing and using information received their senses. This is called Sensory Integration Disorder. When normal people sit down to do a task, they filter out background noise. The vast array of sights and smells of a shopping mall do not distract them. They zero in and find the exact object they set...[ read more ]

The ADHD Autism Connection by Diane Kennedy

Kennedy, Diane with Rebecca Banks. The ADHD Autism Connection (Colorado Springs, CO: Waterbrook Press) 2002. When Diane Kennedy’s third son received a diagnosis of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), his mother already knew the drill. Her first two sons had the same issues. The family spent years caught in a maze of medical interventions, behavioral modification training, holistic remedies, and sessions...[ read more ]

Articles from August 2009

Asperger’s Hits the Big Screen Three new movies scheduled for release within the next year that feature characters living with Asperger’s Syndrome hold promise for expanding public awareness of this misunderstood autism spectrum disorder. more...

Articles from June 2009

Camping with Confidence Helping Your Child with Aspergers Feel at Home in the Wild Children and teens with autism and Asperger’s can find deep enjoyment in the wilderness. Not only does the fresh air provide a healthy break from too much time on screens but gaining new skills and a sense of self-sufficiency also gives children with autism or Asperger’s...[ read more ]

Asperger’s Syndrome in Children and Teens

Hans Asperger published in 1944 the first description of what has become known as "Asperger's Syndrome." He described a pattern of behavior known as "autistic psychopathy" that included a difficulty feeling empathy, forming friendships, one-sided conversation, a tendency to become obsessively interested in a subject or interest, and some clumsiness of movement. Asperger called the children with these behaviors "little...[ read more ]

Asperger Syndrome and Attention Deficit Disorder

Most children with Asperger Syndrome do not receive that diagnosis until after age 6. Usually, they are diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder as toddlers. Part of the reason is that doctors routinely screen children for ADD but not for autism. Another reason is that an Aspie's social impairment becomes more evident once he hits school. Finally, doctors are reluctant to...[ read more ]

Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence

Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence Publishing Information Bolick, Teresa (PhD). Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence (Gloucester, MS: Fair Winds Press) 2004. About the Author Dr. Teresa Bolick is a licensed psychologist specializing in children and teenagers with autism spectrum disorders. Her other books are Adolescence: Helping Preteens and Teens Get Ready for the Real World and Asperger Syndrome and Young Children: Building...[ read more ]