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The Most Common Misdiagnoses in Children

Linda Spiro, PsyD
When you have a headache, you know there are many possible causes, ranging from the mild to the very serious. When you see your doctor, she will likely ask you detailed questions about how long the headaches have been taking place, what type of pain you are feeling, when they occur, and what other symptoms you’re experiencing. Without a thorough assessment and examination, it would be absurd for your doctor to diagnose you with a brain tumor or the flu, both of which can give you a headache. And, of course, the treatment for a brain tumor and a virus would look very different
The same thing is true of mental illness: many common symptoms occur for a variety of reasons, and can reflect several different diagnoses. That’s why a good mental health professional will give your child a thorough evaluation based on a broad range of information before coming up with a diagnosis. It’s crucial to understand what’s really behind a given behavior because, just as in medicine, the …

Trouble With Self-Regulation: What You Need to Know

At a GlanceSelf-regulation allows kids to manage their emotions, behavior and body movement when faced with tough situations.Self-regulation isn’t the same thing as self-control.Kids with ADHD and sensory processing issues often struggle with self-regulation. By Amanda Morin

All of those things require the ability to self-regulate. Kids rely on self-regulation skills in school and in everyday life. But kids with executive functioning challenges, like kids with ADHD, and kids with sensory processing issues often struggle with it.Does your child often act impulsively in an emotional situation, but after the fact is able to tell you what she should have done instead? Does she get overexcited and have a hard time winding down? Have you ever wondered why she doesn’t just tell you she’s overwhelmed before she has a meltdown? Here’s what you need to know about trouble with self-regulation. What Is Self-Regulation? It can be easy to confuse self-regulation with self-control. The two are rela…

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Indiana Reading and Information Services (IRIS) is a reading service for anyone with a visual, physical, or learning disability.  Our service is for people with Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Low Vision, Blindness, Arthritis, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, Autism, Down Syndrome, Dyslexia, Illiteracy, English as a Second Language Learners, and other conditions that affect reading traditional print.  

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