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Special Needs

Children With Oppositional Disorders

Many parent counseling questions answered by ScottCounseling.com center on children who have behavioral problems at home and/or at school. Some of these children will eventually be diagnosed with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) or Emotional/Behavioral Disorders (E/BD) by school psychologist or a behavioral thereapist.  The following feature article will assist parents or educators who are searching for information regarding children...

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Positive Parenting Traits For Children With Special Education Needs

Parents who have children with special needs or children who qualify for special education often have to advocate for their children more often than the parent who has a child in the regular educational mainstream.  The author of the following article identifies the parenting traits necessary for a special education child to succeed in and out of school....

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Signs of Autism

 Warning Signs of Autism With a parent’s help, diagnosing autism can be completed by a medical doctor and trained medical staff. Shortly after your child is born ,this assessment can be completed.  The following list may be used as a starting point to determine if your child’s development warrants further autism assessment. Remember: Don’t panic...

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Autism and Asperger Syndrome: Social Thinking and its Impact on Academics

ScottCounseling friend and author, Michelle Winner, shares her personal and professional experience and insights regarding children with Autism and Aspergers  Syndrome and the effects of “Social Thinking” as it impacts academics. As a speech language pathologist, Ms. Winner is qualified to shared her expertise on the topic of social thinking as it relates autism spectrum. Social Thinking and its...

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