Eating Disorder or Disordered Eating? 
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Eating Disorder or Disordered Eating? 

Eating Disorder or Disordered Eating?  By Shannan Blum, LMFT, CEDS As a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS), the most common questions I get about eating disorders (EDO) involve the difference between a full-blown diagnosable eating disorder versus the more mild ‘disordered eating’ patterns.  Introduction Sometimes people might state, “My child is just a picky eater,”…

Twice-Exceptional Kids: Addressing the Needs of Children Who Are Both Gifted and Challenged
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Twice-Exceptional Kids: Addressing the Needs of Children Who Are Both Gifted and Challenged

Every child is exceptional in their own way. But the term “twice-exceptional kids” focuses on children who are both gifted and challenged.  What does that mean, exactly? If your child excels in school but tends to learn differently than the majority or even has a learning disability, they’re considered a “2E” kid.  They’re exceptional in…

The Connection Between ADHD and Anxiety: Why Your ADHD Child May Also Be Anxious
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The Connection Between ADHD and Anxiety: Why Your ADHD Child May Also Be Anxious

Did you know that nearly half of all children with ADHD also have some other type of mood disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, or learning disability? And that includes anxiety. Both ADHD and anxiety have a laundry list of symptoms to keep track of. But, as a parent, you might not automatically think your child is dealing…

College Accommodations for ADHD and LD: Getting Your Child the Services They Need
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College Accommodations for ADHD and LD: Getting Your Child the Services They Need

If you have a child with ADHD or a learning disability, it doesn’t mean they can’t get the most out of a collegiate experience. Today, colleges across the country have put different accommodations in place to help students with disabilities and other learning issues. This makes it easier for everyone to get the college education…

Providing Kids Structure at Home: Tame the Chaos
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Providing Kids Structure at Home: Tame the Chaos

By Kelly Guidry, LPC-S            A few nights ago my family was sitting down to eat dinner when our 4 year old daughter  announced that she had “made her calendar.” My husband and I looked at each other somewhat puzzled, as this was out of context, and then politely asked her what she meant.  She informed…

Beyond Shyness: 7 Signs of Social Anxiety in Children
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Beyond Shyness: 7 Signs of Social Anxiety in Children

It’s not abnormal for children to be shy or even a bit nervous in social situations. The world is still new and they’re still learning appropriate ways to interact with others—especially adults. But it’s important to understand the difference between a shy child and one with social anxiety. We often think of social anxiety as…

How to Choose Autism Treatment
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How to Choose Autism Treatment

How to Choose Autism Treatment By Lauren Pasqua, Psy.D. What Type of Treatment? One important type of treatment will probably be speech and language therapy. Speech therapy can be important help children learn to communicate through gestures, sounds, and perhaps spoken language. Speech therapists can also determine if assistive or augmentative therapy or devices might…

What Makes a Good Autism Assessment?
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What Makes a Good Autism Assessment?

What Makes a Good Autism Assessment? Researchers and clinicians in the field of autism and autism spectrum disorders (e.g. Asperger’s Disorder) consistently identify the following things as essential to a quality autism assessment. 1.Clinician should gather background information, previous evaluations, and interventions. The practitioner should gather information about all aspect’s of a child’s development including…