Category: Autism Spectrum Disorders

Optimizing Learning Part 1: Creating the Space to Learn

Part 1 in a series of strategies to enhance and optimize learning, whether virtual, in-person, or a combination Click here to view this blog post on Medium.

The Power of Breaks

Often overlooked and under-rated, breaks are a critical and essential component of reaching your potential Breaks are an extremely important, though often undervalued, component of education, work, and mental health. Far too often, “being productive” is viewed as constant busy-ness, an immediate response to any issue that comes up (regardless of urgency or importance), and…

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Career Decisions During Uncertain Times

What if you could make career decisions with intentionality and clarity, even in uncertain economic times? Or re-evaluate and redesign your career to better align with your values, interests, strengths, and abilities? Or find a career field that matches your unique skills and abilities, even if you have a learning disability, attention problem, or other…

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What is “Educational Autism?”

Recently, I’ve been hearing the term “educational autism” floating around. It has been used by parents, school professionals, and other clinicians. Most often, there is confusion surrounding the term and no one knows what it means. The reason there is such confusion is that “educational autism” is not really a “thing;” my best understanding of…

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The Differences Between Public and Private Educational Evaluations

When a child is struggling with learning, parents may wonder what to do. Usually, the first step is to get a comprehensive evaluation in order to identify the nature and severity of the child’s problem and determine what interventions are likely to be useful and helpful. Under the Child Find provision of IDEA, states are required to…

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When to Consider a Psychoeducational or Neuropsychological Evaluation for your Child

Parents of children with special needs or those facing behavioral or emotional challenges are often told to have their children “evaluated.” Similarly, adults with learning differences or challenges, neurological injuries or illnesses, or behavioral and emotional concerns may be told to get an “evaluation.” But what will an evaluation tell you about your child (or…

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