Archive for the Adolescents Category

Covid-19 resources for individuals with autism and their caregivers

  The coronavirus and the quarantine have had drastic effects upon people with autism and their caregivers. The disruption in routines, in addition to the changes in or cessation of essential therapies, is extremely difficult for individuals with ASD to comprehend. In addition, many caregivers have found

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What are the Benefits of a Functional Behavioral Assessment?

A Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) is typically an assessment for students in the classroom. The main purpose of the assessment is to understand why a student displays a particular behavior. In understanding the reason behind the behavior, it helps teachers and staff to support the child and

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10 Tips to Help Children With ADHD Have a Successful School Year

  The first few months of the school year can be challenging for children with ADHD. Children with ADHD may have persistent inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. In most cases, these children also have an executive functioning deficit, which means that they struggle to plan ahead, stay organized,

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Foods Associated with ADHD-Like Symptoms

What are the 3 most common foods associated with ADHD-like symptoms? 1.Dairy- dairy is at the top of the list of foods that cause behavior, focus & attention problems. Signs that your child could have a problem with dairy can be bed wetting, eczema, asthma, temper tantrums,

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Signs a Teen May be Misusing ADHD medications

This is interesting, not just for your child who takes ADHD medication but for anyone in the house that could be potentially abusing ADHD medication. If you think something may be wrong, it probably is. -always keep medication locked away -ANY unused medication return to the pharmacy

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Gift guide for Children and Teen with Autism

So happy to have found this!! The National Autism Resource has put together a guide for buying gifts for children and teens with Autism. I love the glittered gel weighed lab pad, great idea for children who need to stay focused and help sitting still. Shiny stars

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Food Sensitivity and Behaviors

Behavioral issues can present in many forms such as temper tantrums, inattention, hyperactivity, impulsivity, difficulty learning, depression or anxiety. These behaviors can result when a child reacts to a food to which he or she could be intolerant or sensitive too. If a child has a  food sensitivity it

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What is ADHD?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, ADHD, was also known as, Attention-deficit disorder (ADD), in the past. ADHD is a behavior disorder, usually first diagnosed in childhood, that is characterized by inattention, impulsivity, and/or hyperactivity. These symptoms usually occur together; however, one may occur without the other(s). The symptoms of hyperactivity, when present,

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