In the new DSM-5: Autism has been separated from social communication by the new diagnosis of SCD: . In this diagnosis, “SCD is characterized by a persistent difficulty with verbal and nonverbal communication that cannot be explained by low cognitive ability. Symptoms include difficulty in the acquisition and use of spoken and written language as…
Recently, the American Psychiatric Association: published the DSM-5, a guideline for diagnosis. In it, they outline many changes to the diagnosis of Autism that exclude many of the clients that I treat. DMDD or Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder, as described here at DSM5.org: describes it: “Far beyond temper tantrums, DMDD is characterized by severe and…
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US) published this guide in 2011. “Evidence suggests that interventions focusing on providing parent training and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for bolstering social skills and managing challenging behaviors may be useful for children with ASDs to improve social communication, language use, and potentially, symptom severity.” PDF Guide
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I discuss the topic of teenage obesity: http://www.parentingoc.com/april-2011-editorial-departments/3154-ask-the-experts-nuerofeedback-discussing-your-childs-weight-and-indoor-allergies.html
I have now expanded my office hours. I have Monday, Wednesday and Friday and Saturday appointments available. Call 949-777-6694 for more information.
Ross Greene set up a nonprofit site http://www.livesinthebalance.org/with paperwork and resources for families with unsolved problems.
Parenting OC interviewed me recently for an article on maintaining your relationship with your spouse on Valentine’s Day. http://www.parentingoc.com/february-2011-featured-articles/3076-valen-time-all-the-time.html
I recommend “The Asperger’s Syndrome Guide for Teens and Young Adults” by Craig Kendall for my clients. It has a clear guide on how to manage life events, school issues and other common social interactions that are difficult for someone diagnosed with Asperger’s. Craig is able to conceptualize the struggles that the reader is faced…
I provide counseling for individuals and families. I treat Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorders as well as other diagnoses and concerns that lead to seeking a therapist. To learn more about my services, please call 949-777-6694. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. My Board of Behavioral Sciences license number is #45428.