Is it Aspergers Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, or Both?

Classification of Aspergers Syndrome What is Asperger Syndrome? Asperger Syndrome is one of the autism spectrum disorders.  What are autism spectrum disorders?  They are also called pervasive developmental disorders in the DSM-IV.  These conditions are characterized by challenges/deficits of social interaction and communication. Autism spectrum disorders begin in infancy or childhood.  These conditions are not […]

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Time Out for Parent/s of an Aspergers Child?

It’s selfish to spend time away from your child, isn’t it?  I mean, after all, your child has special challenges, so it’s all the more important that you are there for her/him 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, right? Wrong! All parents, married or single, need time to get […]

How To Be Ineffective Parenting Children With Aspergers

In my clinical work with kids of all of all ages, I have come to appreciate the work of Dr. Ross Greene, a psychologist at the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, and associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. The following information is taken from his book, Treating Explosive Kids, co-authored with […]