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What Does OCD Look Like in Adults?

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Authors: ADDitude.com

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is characterized by intrusive obsessions and all-consuming compulsions, and its impact on the lives of those who have it can be devastating.

In many cases, people with OCD are embarrassed about their symptoms, or unsure if diagnosable OCD is really the root cause. Others, even if...

Doctor Training Program Speeds Autism Diagnosis

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Training primary care providers to accurately diagnose autism is yielding big dividends, researchers say, allowing children on the spectrum to be...

Percentage Of Children With ADHD Nearly Doubles

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The number of children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has reached more than 10 percent, a significant increase during the...

Dear Organizing Coach: The Hoarder vs. Purger Tug-of-War

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Authors: ADDitude.com

Q: My 11-year-old child is a hoarder. He won’t let go of anything. When I ask him why, he responds that he believes everything is alive and it will hurt the object’s feelings to be given or thrown away. I’m to the point that I purge his stash when he is not home to cut down on his clutter. But then he is...

Enter to Win Our Readers’ Favorite ADHD Products

Authors: ADDitude.com

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The ADHD Products You Love

Earlier this summer, we asked ADDitude readers to tell us about their favorite products and apps for organization, time management, sleep, stress, learning, and health. The recommendations and insights we received were invaluable — and filled up our wish lists fast.

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5 Proven Benefits Of Play

Authors: National Public Radio

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The nation's doctors are being enlisted in a new fight: reclaiming children's right to play. A research paper urges pediatricians to prescribe playtime.

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What Does Autism Look Like in Adults?

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Authors: ADDitude.com

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is typically a lifelong condition.

More severe forms of ASD are often diagnosed in the first two years of a child’s life, but less severe forms may slip by undiagnosed into adulthood. Even late in life, a diagnosis can offer major benefits and relief.

If you think you might have ASD,...

What is Social Communication Disorder?

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Authors: ADDitude.com

What is Social Communication Disorder?

Social communication disorder (SCD) makes it difficult to communicate with other people in social situations. The condition first appeared in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-V) in 2013; prior to that, people exhibiting its symptoms were commonly diagnosed on the autism spectrum,...

“He Needed More Than I Could Give Him”

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Authors: ADDitude.com

I made the decision to medicate at a kid’s homeschool party.

August is six. He is smart, kind, and funny. He’s able to distinguish between almost identical species of toad and ready to tell you already where he’ll go to college and what he’ll study (Clemson, salamanders). The first to share with his...

The School Shootings That Weren't

Authors: National Public Radio

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The federal government said schools reported 235 shootings in one school year. But an NPR investigation finds that more than two-thirds of these reported incidents never happened.

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What Makes an Independent Speech-Language-Literacy Evaluation a GOOD Evaluation?

Smart Speech Therapy

Authors: Smart Speech Therapy LLC

Three years ago I wrote a blog post entitled: “Special Education Disputes and Comprehensive Language Testing: What Parents, Attorneys, and Advocates Need to Know“. In it, I used  4 very different scenarios to illustrate the importance of comprehensive language evaluations for children with...