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Psychological testing a “nuts & bolts” overview for parents

Dr Richard Selznick sits down with Dr. Ellen Braaten to discuss psychological testing in this no nonsense, no jargon interview parents can understand. Dr. Ellen Braaten is the Director of the Learning and Emotional Assessment Program (LEAP) at Mass. General

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Accepting Your Child’s Diagnosis

  Accepting your child’s diagnosis is one thing, accepting the life it will bring is something completely different, and much more important The title of this blog may seem to some, well, ridiculous, but not to a parent of a

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Lost Opportunities by Dr Richard Selznick

So much of a child’s world can be framed in an ongoing series of different skills. For example, some kids have the “skill of” saying hello and greeting someone for the first time. Others may have the “skill of” manners

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Mindblindness, Obstinancy, Aspies and Adolescence

Sometime you wonder whether your child will ever get the little nuances that are necessary in order to get through life. There are times when everything seems to be going quite well that I fool myself into thinking that hey…maybe

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Keeping It Simple: Dr. Temple Grandin’s Top 5 Parenting Tips for Autism

  Sometimes I get lost in all of the therapies, advice, opinions and ‘new findings’ related to autism. That’s when I refer back to five simple tips for autism parenting provided by the renowned Dr. Temple Granding  last year during an interview

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The Art of Conversation

  It is interesting how we as parents can lull ourselves into believing whatever we want to about our children. I had thought I had learned the lesson to not take everything the school or the paras say about progress

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