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Understanding Special Interests of Children with Aspergers

Understanding Special Interests of Children with Aspergers

“YOU DON’T KNOW WHO GENERAL “SHAKES” EVANS IS?!”. That was the surprised reaction of Jake, a child with Aspergers, after hearing that I did not know about his 23rd favorite Civil War leader. Jake is a living, breathing Wikipedia of Civil War history. When he is not learning about it, he is talking about it....

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9 Parenting Tips for Structuring Your Child’s Summer

9 Parenting Tips for Structuring Your Child’s Summer

As early June comes to pass, our compulsory educated offspring often limp towards the academic finish line. With bloody knees and sweat-soaked shirts labeled with their name and number, they stumble across the spray painted line like lemmings over a cliff, and in ranked order. “I made it”, they think, breathing heavy with their rosy...

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The Psychology of “Inside Out”: How Accurate Is It?

The Psychology of “Inside Out”: How Accurate Is It?

[This article was first published on Shrink Tank in August, 2015] Pixar — the revolutionary computer animation studio and all powerful puppeteer of human emotion — has been striving to reduce grown men to tears since 1995. Beginning with their first full-length film “Toy Story”, they have dominated “dem feels” amongst even the coldest of...