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How do you tell the difference between Asperger's and selective mutism?
A child with SM is unable to talk only outside the home. A child with Asperger's is verbal, but disengaged socially.- Steven G. Dickstein, MD
'Extremely Loud' and the Incredible Courage of Parents
In the Oscar-nominated film, the parents deserve an award for creative, non-judgmental support of an exceptional child- Harold S. Koplewicz, MD
The Testing Process for Children with SM
Dr. Matthew Cruger discusses recommended ways to engage reluctant speakers in the testing process as well as the adaptations to testing that evaluators can and should consider.
Max Makes a Friend on 'Parenthood'
Our character with Asperger's struggles with team sports, and rejection, but his efforts at social interaction pay off in a poignant moment.- Beth Arky
Managing Problem Behavior at Home
A guide to more confident, consistent and effective parenting (and happier, better-behaved kids)- Melanie A. Fernandez, PhD, ABPP
Autism After Asperger’s
With the autism diagnosis poised to change radically and Asperger's syndrome on the way out, many wonder if services will also disappear. The experts weigh in with different visions of the autism landscape to come.- Harry Kimball
Are Our Children Overpraised?
An excerpt from Dr. Kenneth Barish's new book on raising children with confidence and resilience
Side Effects of ADHD Medication
What to look for, and how to minimize them, from appetite loss to sleep issues to the "rebound" effect- Roy Boorady, MD
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Familiar
Autism advocates embrace the film about a boy apparently on the spectrum, slam critics for finding him annoying- Beth Arky
Binge Drinking SOS
Partying turns fatal when kids don't know the signs of alcohol poisoning, or are afraid to alert authorities. Make sure your kids know when to call for help.