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Blog — Self-Efficacy

"Mom and Dad, Do I Have Autism?"

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"Mom and Dad, Do I Have Autism?"

As a child psychologist working in the field of autism, I often get asked by parents whether or not they should tell their children about their diagnosis. My answer is almost always an emphatic, “Yes.”

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Introducing "What Your Child On The Spectrum Really Needs: Advice From 12 Autistic Adults"

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Introducing "What Your Child On The Spectrum Really Needs: Advice From 12 Autistic Adults"

When my son was diagnosed with autism at four, my husband and I sought the advice of every "expert" we were recommended to: doctors, therapists, psychologists, etc. But there was one problem with these professionals that left a big gap in our pursuit for the best support for our son–they weren't autistic. I grew tired of the media stories about what I should or should not be doing as a parent of an autistic child. Avoid...

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What is SEL? 15 Books and Activities That Really Help

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What is SEL? 15 Books and Activities That Really Help

Have you heard the term Social Emotional Learning, or SEL recently and thought, what is social emotional learning and why does it matter?

Social Emotional Learning, or SEL, is the process by which children and adults learn to build relationships, identify and manage their own emotions, learn empathy and how to take the perspective of others, and to make good choices in their daily lives. But SEL is more than just learning the skills of social behavior, i.e. the “what”; it is also about learning the “why” of these behaviors. How we teach students becomes just as important as what we teach.

In this blog post, we will discuss experiences with SEL, SEL and Children, SEL and Adults, and why this is such an important topic. As an added bonus, we will be including books and activities that will assist you in implementing social emotional learning in the classroom.

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Promoting Skills for Emotion Regulation

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Promoting Skills for Emotion Regulation

When children experience high levels of stress and anxiety, it can lead to a number of unwanted outcomes, including explosive behavior.

High levels of stress and big emotions related to poor social negotiation skills, difficult educational demands, upsetting sensory issues, and general frustration are more common than you might think.

According to the 2018 Data and Statistics on Children's Mental Health by the Center for Disease Control, anxiety is still one of the most frequent of all mental disorders in children.

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