Executive dysfunction

Executive dysfunction refers to difficulties in the cognitive processes – executive functioning skills – that are responsible for goal-setting, planning, organizing, initiating tasks, and self-monitoring, commonly observed in conditions like ADHD, and it can significantly impact daily functioning and task execution.

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Autistic Burnout: Why It Happens and How to Prevent a Full Shutdown

Autistic burnout is a real challenge faced by many kids and adults on the autism spectrum, including both children and adults. It’s a state of exhaustion—feeling completely drained physically, emotionally, and mentally—triggered by overwhelming environmental demands. Autistic burnout often leads to a shutdown state, which can be hard to come back from. The Sachs Center

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What to expect after your autism diagnosis

What to Expect After An Autism Diagnosis: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed

If you or a loved one has recently received an Autism diagnosis, you may feel a mix of emotions. Many of our clients feel a sense of relief after being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), feeling like they finally know a deeper truth about themselves. Their new diagnosis explains so much about their lives

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Understanding Monotropism and Autism: A Unique Perspective

Monotropism is a term that has gained attention in recent years, particularly in the autism community. But what exactly is monotropism, and why is it important to understand? In this article, we’ll explore the definition of monotropism, its connection to autism, and how it can provide a unique perspective on the world. What is Monotropism?

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Social Anxiety in Adults with Autism

Neuroimaging studies show that a person’s amygdala, a part of the brain responsible for emotional memories, is associated with social anxiety disorders. Lifestyle treatments and alternative therapies for individuals with autism can help manage anxiety symptoms. However, learning the causes and triggers of a person’s anxious behavior is crucial in prescribing appropriate treatment plans for

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5 Things About ADHD in Seniors You May Not Know

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), is a condition that often affects kids. This condition causes them to become hyperactive, compulsive, and inattentive. Sadly, this condition also affects older adults. A study about ADHD in adults found that 4.4% of older adults have ADHD. Secondly, the majority of seniors who have ADHD are sometimes diagnosed with

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What is ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a brain-based disorder that is usually first diagnosed in childhood and often lasts into adulthood. People with ADHD often report having problems with time management, emotional regulation, organization, activation or getting started, and self-control. They may also show a persistent pattern of inattention or not being able to complete

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Treatment for ADHD

Which methods help you control ADHD other than medication? Having a kid with ADHD can be difficult. What’s more, some prefer not to start their kids on medication while they do not know of the expected alternatives. Overcoming ADHD without medication is increasingly becoming a choice for most parents and guardians with growing concerns on

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ADHD Accommodations for the Classroom

My child has ADHD, how do I help?             Children who are diagnosed with ADHD are eligible to receive accommodations in the classroom setting. Simply put, accommodations are implemented to remove the barriers which are preventing these children from learning and performing to the best of their ability. ADHD can drastically inhibit a child’s ability

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Raising a Child with ADHD

Parents of Children with ADHD Parents of children with ADHD are said to experience more stress related to parenting than parents of children without this disorder. In general, having children (especially multiple little ones) can be challenging for parents trying to work, keep the household together and find time for themselves. Parents of children with

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Teenagers with ADHD

Myth: ADHD only exists in childhood…  There is a common misperception that ADHD is only a “childhood” disorder.  ADHD can be diagnosed in children as young as four years old and is typically diagnosed in childhood. A person usually develops ADHD in this younger age and parents and teachers look out for children who exhibit

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