Post high school education can be challenging for students transitioning to college with learning disabilities, but for those with little or no transition planning or for students who have mild learning challenges that received no services in high school the transition to college can seem insurmountable. Concerns about self-care, class preparation, and social interactions are […]
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Category: High Functioning Autism
Lately, I have been dealing with an insurance company and they asked me, ” Are you working on language vs executive function with your client?” I was stumped? My client has Asperger’s syndrome, so of course, I am working on both, so I wondered, “How do I answer this question?” We want to compartmentalize everything. As if one thing […]
Categorization is often a task that children with high function autism struggle. A study by Church et al. examined the theory that children with high functioning autism (HFA) may form and recognize categories differently than typically developing children.
Language development in children with Asperger Syndrome is often typical for verbal language but delayed in language use. “Compared with those affected by other forms of autism spectrum disorders those with Asperger syndrome (AS) do not have significant delays or difficulties in language or cognitive development,” states the “Autism Speak’s” website. Slow developing non-verbal language skills in children […]
Transitioning to college from high school Some college students, at least initially, need additional support services to succeed. Not because they don’t have the academic skills, but because they aren’t able to manage their new independence in addition to academic demands. A College Communication Executive-Function Coach (CCEFC) helps students learn to manage their lives by […]
Replacing the generic term of “mindblindness,” often used to refer to people on the autism spectrum, with a more specific term such as “context blindness” has been proposed by Peter Vermeulen, PhD. Simon Baron-Cohen created the term “mindblindness,” to refer to the deficit people on the autism spectrum have in reading others mental states. This term […]
Speech-language therapy strengths your brain. Struggling to motivate children and teens with speech and language disorders is an ongoing concern. Many learn to navigate around their deficit using strategies, but others avoid learning risks at all cost. In therapy using interests and games is a popular motivator, but using these tools does not teach students […]
In a recent article in Attitude magazine, a magazine that offers strategies and support for people and their families with ADHD and LD, a mom created a Facebook birthday event for her son with Asperger syndrome. No one wanted to come to her son’s 13th birthday and her son was upset. She decided to with […]
Parenting is a hard job. When your child begins to have difficulties with homework, parents often panic. Is it my fault? What can I do? Our minds, race.
What we think about our ability to learn matters What we think about our ability to learn matters. Believing that we can only learn a fixed amount, or that others can only learn a fixed amount, does not offer anyone the opportunity to grow. Without the belief that we can learn and grow, a “C” […]