After an EIP is in Place: Educational Issues

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Parenting: Disciplining a Child with PDD

The following excerpt is taken from Chapter 10 of Pervasive Developmental Disorders: Finding a Diagnosis and Getting Help by Mitzi Waltz, copyright 1999 by O’Reilly & Associates, Inc. For book orders/information, call (800) 998-9938. Permission is granted to print and distribute this excerpt for noncommercial use as long as the above source is included. The information in this article is meant to educate and should not be used as an alternative for professional medical care.

There’s a parable about accepting children with disabilities that regularly makes the rounds of support-group newsletters and Internet discussion groups. Written by Emily Perl Kingsley, “Welcome to Holland” (Kingsley, 1987) talks about the experience of

The Diagnostic Merry-go-round

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The diagnostic merry-go-round is incredibly frustrating. It’s especially hard to wait for another appointment, another referral, another opinion, when you feel that the opportunity to help a child is slipping away with every passing day.

Diagnostic Tools

The following excerpt is taken from Appendix G of Autistic Spectrum Disorders: Finding a Diagnosis and Getting Help by Mitzi Waltz, copyright 2002 by O’Reilly & Associates, Inc. For book orders/information, call (800) 998-9938. Permission is granted to print and distribute this excerpt for noncommercial use as long as the above source is included. The information in this article is meant to educate and should not be used as an alternative for professional medical care.

For those readers who need to know more about the symptoms of autistic spectrum disorders and how these disorders are diagnosed and differentiated, this resource includes two helpful tools:

Medical Interventions: Assessment and Testing

The following excerpt is taken from Chapter 5 of Pervasive Developmental Disorders: Finding a Diagnosis and Getting Helpby Mitzi Waltz, copyright 1999 by O’Reilly & Associates, Inc. For book orders/information, call (800) 998-9938. Permission is granted to print and distribute this excerpt for noncommercial use as long as the above source is included. The information in this article is meant to educate and should not be used as an alternative for professional medical care.

If you have prepared a plan of action that prioritizes your areas of concern, this plan will be very helpful to the physician who will be prescribing and managing medication. Your first visit will probably be dedicated

Autism

Interview with Mitzi Waltz: Autistic Spectrum Disorders. Author-advocate Waltz, now studying at the Autism Research Unit, answers questions about the increasing number of diagnoses, potential link with immunizations, autism and genetics, current treatment research, and the impact on families.

Autistic Spectrum Disorders is a new book by Mitzi Waltz, a revised and updated edition of Pervasive Developmental Disorders.

The Diagnostic Merry-Go-Round. The diagnosis of ASD is usually a frustrating process of diagnosis by elimination, after a range of specified conditions in the 

Patient Centered Guides

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