DSM-5 changes to Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis

A. In May 2013, a new version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) was published – the DSM-5. The DSM-5 changes the way autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is diagnosed. The changes reflect the current understanding of ASD, based on research....

Common Difficulties for Children and Adults with ADHD

• Decrease in ability to concentrate tendency for mind to wander. • Inability to focus – considered a daydreamer, not paying attention. • Difficulty setting goals, completing tasks or assignments. • Becomes overloaded with too many assignments at once. Many times...

ADHD coaching/support

‘Coaching’ as a therapeutic tool Hannelie received training in DC USA from the founder of the ADHD specific Coaching model, Jodi Sleeper Triplet.   She uses this as one of the tools to assist individuals who struggle with challenges that are related to...

What is Specific Learning Disorder?

A Specific Learning Disorder possibly exists if you or your child has difficulties learning and using academic skills. The ‘symptoms’, according to the DSM V (American, Psychiatric Association, 2013) existed for at least 6 months, and there has been no improvement...