- ABA Educational Resources
A website for parents/caregivers/professionals involved in an educational program for children with autism spectrum disorder. This site offers free and affordable materials specific to a home or school based ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) program.
(Added: 16-Feb-2006 Hits: 7480)
- ADD Resource
ADD Resource is a search engine and directory for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, ADD/ADHD, and other Learning Disabilities.
(Added: 1-Feb-2001 Hits: 6219)
- Asperger's Syndrome: A Developmental Puzzle
Asperger's Syndrome (or AS) is a congenital neurobiological condition that affects 0.25% of the population. AS is linked to autism spectrum disorder, and includes autistic-like behavior and marked deficiencies in social and communication skills. AS individuals are of average to above average intelligence, some with unusual gifts and creativity. As a diagnosis, it has been known in Europe since the 1940's, but has only been included in our medical diagnostic manuals since 1994.
(Added: 18-Oct-2000 Hits: 4805)
- Autism Fact Sheet
Autism (sometimes called "classical autism") is the most common condition in a group of developmental disorders known as the autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Autism is characterized by impaired social interaction, problems with verbal and nonverbal communication, and unusual, repetitive, or severely limited activities and interests.
(Added: 2-Apr-2006 Hits: 3108)
- Autism Speaks
Autism spectrum disorders can usually be reliably diagnosed by age 3, although new research is pushing back the age of diagnosis to as early as 6 months. Parents are usually the first to notice unusual behaviors in their child or their child's failure to reach appropriate developmental milestones.
(Added: 15-Oct-2007 Hits: 1144)
- Autistic Society
Website focusing on Autistic Spectrum Disorders. Offering supportive, informative and friendly community for parents, professionals and families. Also providing up to date news, statistics, photo-art gallery, variety of info and interactivity.
(Added: 8-Jan-2004 Hits: 862)
- Behavior Therapy for ADHD
Behavior therapy for ADHD can include behavioral interventions, social skills training, and parenting skills training. In addition to these types of therapy, parents can help improve their child's behavior by setting and enforcing rules, maintaining a consistent schedule, and organizing everyday items such as clothing and school supplies.
(Added: 23-Jun-2007 Hits: 1720)
- Center for the Study of Autism
The Center provides information about autism to parents and professionals, and conducts research on the efficacy of various therapeutic interventions. Information on Angelman syndrome, Asperger's syndrome, Landau-Kleffner syndrome, pervasive developmental
disorder, Prader-Willi syndrome, Rett syndrome, Williams syndrome, and much more.
(Added: 23-Jul-2000 Hits: 2015)
- Child Anxiety Network
Anxiety disorders are one of the primary mental health problems affecting children and adolescents today. Given the wide range of stressors associated with growing up, it is important that our children have appropriate skills for coping with anxiety and other difficult emotions. The Child Anxiety Network is designed to provide thorough, user-friendly information about child anxiety.
(Added: 6-Dec-2000 Hits: 9102)
- Child Behavior Guide
Free online resource for parents and professionals with helpful information related to challenging child behavior, applied behavior analysis, developmental disabilities and behavior disorders.
(Added: 9-Jan-2010 Hits: 3456)
- Child Temperament Profiler
Child Temperament Profile. Shy, stubborn, surgent, or sensitive? What is your child's temperament? Here you can find out about your child's temperament and about how you and your child fit together...
(Added: 25-Feb-2007 Hits: 5271)
- Childhood Trauma: How States become Traits
Childhood trauma has profound impact on the emotional, behavioral, cognitive, social and physical functioning of children. Developmental experiences determine the organizational and functional status of the mature brain. The impact of traumatic experiences on the development and function of the brain are discussed in context of basic principles of neurodevelopment.
(Added: 4-Jan-2000 Hits: 8130)
- Children and Sleepwalking
Sleepwalking (Somnambulism) is a series of complex behaviors that are initiated during slow wave sleep and result in
walking during sleep. Medical reports show that about 18% of the population are prone to sleepwalking. It is more common in children than in adolescents and adults.
(Added: 15-Oct-2000 Hits: 3434)
- Combining Love and Limits in Authoritative Parenting
In contrast to the common practice of pitting love and limits against each other, several research programs have shown that optimal parenting combines the two. This paper outlines a conditional sequence model of optimal disciplinary responses and shows its consistency with a wide range of research. The model suggests that optimal disciplinary responses begin with less severe tactics, such as reasoning, but proceed to firmer disciplinary tactics when the initial tactic achieves neither compliance nor an acceptable compromise.
(Added: 5-Jun-2000 Hits: 4829)
- Developmental Basis of Dissociation
This chapter covers what is known about the development of normal and pathological dissociation. Although there are many theories and speculations about the developmental basis of dissociation, relatively little is known about it beyond the role of childhood trauma (see Chapter Four). Therefore, in addition to presenting the existing research data on the role of such factors as age, gender, genetics, culture, education/intelligence, and family environment, I discuss the DBS model's implications and predictions concerning these factors.
(Added: 23-Sep-2000 Hits: 3242)
- Earlychildhood.com - Lifelong Learning Starts Here
Earlychildhood.com, brought to you by Discount School Supply, is designed to help you start children down a path of lifelong learning. This is a dynamic opportunity to discuss issues with your colleagues, find an interesting article, share an idea, or simply have a great time using the resources here at Earlychildhood.com.
(Added: 4-Jun-2000 Hits: 3080)
- Misunderstood Minds
This site is a companion to the PBS special Misunderstood Minds, and profiles a variety of learning problems and expert opinions. It is designed to give parents and teachers a better understanding of learning processes, insights into difficulties, and strategies for responding.
(Added: 30-Mar-2002 Hits: 3475)
- My Kid Can
Information and resource for parents and teachers: sections on learning problems, mental health, behavior modification, behavior contracts and charts, conflict solver and teacher's guide to parent meetings.
(Added: 24-Jun-2007 Hits: 947)
- Parent Center
Resource for parents for common child-rearing problems. Including bulletin boards, expert advice, activity planner and behavior problems solving guides.
(Added: 24-Jun-2007 Hits: 1051)
- Public Autism Awareness
On first sight of a child with autism it would be very unlikely that you would tell them apart from any other child. There are no obvious visual clues, which is why so many children are mistaken for being naughty or rude. Autism is a disabling brain disorder. It affects the way in which people understand and react to the world around them.
(Added: 17-Aug-2002 Hits: 780)
- Struggling to Learn
The mission of this site is to put learning disabilities into perspective by profiling a variety of learning problems, treatments, and expert opinions. It is designed to give parents and teachers a better understanding of learning processes and potential reading, writing, math and attention difficulties, specific strategies and resources for responding, as well as the opportunity to hear from a range of learning disability experts.
(Added: 23-Oct-2003 Hits: 1329)