Diagnoses

What is Adult ADHD?

ADHD and ADD are terms most often associated with children, but ADHD in adults is commonly misunderstood and unmentioned in many reports.  Many children with attention deficit hyperactive disorder will carry these characteristics into their adult lives, and still other adults might develop ADHD or not receive their diagnosis until later in life.

What is Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral palsy is a disorder that affects as many as 500,000 children and adults each year.  What is cerebral palsy?  Cerebral palsy is the term used to describe the many disorders caused by abnormal development or damage to the brain before, during, or shortly after birth.  It is commonly seen in babies that were premature or were delivered during a complicated birth.

What is OCD?

Most people will check to make sure they’ve turned off the stove after cooking or turned off the lights when leaving the house.  While the impulse to check things is a typical human condition, people with OCD feel the need to check things repeatedly or engage in routine and ritual behavior.  OCD stands for obsessive-compu

Asperger's Syndrome: Getting the Diagnosis

Do you suspect your child might have Asperger’s syndrome?  Has your pediatrician recommended testing?  You’re probably stressed out and worried, wondering what comes next.  It’s not going to be easy, but with a positive mindset and an understanding of how the system works, you and your child will both get through this.  In the end, having an official diagnosis will help you get the services and extra help your child needs, both in school and in life.

How Do You Get Autism?

Autism can seem like a mysterious disease that can affect any family.  It causes one to question, “How do you get autism?” as well as make parents wonder if they did something wrong to cause their child to be autistic.  However, just as there is not one type of autism, there is also not one specific cause of autism. 

Best Treatments for Adult ADD

Natural Treatments are the Best Treatments for Adult ADD

Q&A with Dr. Kevin Ross Emery

SpecialNeeds.com is pleased to have this Q&A session with Dr. Kevin Ross Emery, a Certified Catalyst and author of books about ADD/HD.  Read further for Dr. Emery's discussion of his practice and revolutionary ideas about ADD/HD.

Q:  You studied both Eastern and Western philosophies--what examples can you give of each, and how do you integrate both disciplines in your work?

Is it ADHD or Could it Be FASD?

Last year I spent one fall morning filling out forms so that my 9-year-old son could see yet another specialist, get yet another evaluation, have yet another appointment with someone we were hoping could help us figure him out.