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A.D.D. Leading to Child Suicides

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According to a recent study, A.D.D. (Attention Deficit Disorder) is the most typical diagnosis among children under 12 years of age who commit suicide. Few children from ages 5 to 11 commit suicide and not much is known regarding these incidents. This recent study compares 87 children, ages 5 to 11, who took their own [...]

Inspiring Celebrities You May Not Know Have Autism & Asperger’s

According to Autism Speaks, more than 2 million individuals in the U.S. are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The numbers do not stop there, tens of millions are diagnosed worldwide! What is even more inspiring is 8 iconic people also have ASD. First, is Britain’s Got Talent contestant, Susan Boyle. She says, “Asperger’s doesn’t define [...]

Research Finds Zinc Can Be Used To Help Children With Autism

Research funded by the Marsden Fund and Neurological Foundation concluded, "cellular changes in the brain caused by genetic mutation that occur in autism can be reversed by zinc." Zinc was found to alter brain cell communication, dietary, and behavior levels. Individuals diagnosed with autism are more likely to be associated with having low levels of [...]

What are the Effects of Technology Electronics Addiction | 3 Tips to Safeguard your Child’s Future |Dallas Counselor

There is much controversy regarding technology and its negative effects on children. Remember, television is relatively new in the grand scheme of time—our great grandparents’ generation grew up without it—and for the most part computer and video games were born in the 80s. Since the inception of modern technology, there is valid concern and skepticism [...]

Use Simple Rewards to Get Your Child with Autism to School on Time!

Are you getting frustrated trying to get your child or teen on the autistic spectrum out the door in the mornings? Here are some tips and tricks for helping children with autism reach morning goals by using a reward system: The daily reward should be gradual, as opposed to “all or nothing”. Students with autistic spectrum disorder [...]

Get Ready For Orlando Summer Social Skills Camps for ADHD and ASD!

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Get Ready For Summer Social Skills Camps Orlando Florida FL Summertime is the perfect time to help your child improve his or her social skills in preparation for the upcoming school year.  Does your child try too hard to make friends laugh, even at his own expense? Do you find your daughter isolated or withdrawing [...]