Why relaxing is so much work.
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A critical review of fact, fiction, and speculation in the field of autism
James Coplan MD
Do you have gremlins below decks, countermanding the captain's orders?
Perfectionism is a dilemma with two prongs: the self-imposed need to get things exactly right, and self-inflicted criticism in the face of inevitable failure.
"If our son isn't doing what he wants, when he wants, than all bets are off." What to do when the problem is not "disobedience," but cognitive rigidity and anxiety.
Cognitive Rigidity, difficulty changing mental sets, is a core feature of Autism Spectrum Disorder and is commonly associated with a suite of challenging traits.
Are we truly living in the age of autism? Making sense of the numbers.
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts. Especially where autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is concerned.
Removing the Ring of Power
Behaviorists set up the environment to include an antecedent condition and a consequence, that are likely to increase or decrease the likelihood of occurrence of the specified behavior.
We spend much of our time doing what any five year old could be trained to do.
There is no escape from a Skinner Box
Psychology... is a purely objective experimental branch of natural science. Its theoretical goal is the prediction and control of behavior. Introspection forms no essential part of its methods. JB Watson
Time to shift gears
The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
Losing the diagnosis of ASD does not equal "Cure"
It's all about subsets
The Usual Childhood Diseases, and why they aren't so usual any more.
Close encounters of the first and second kind.
ASD and Type 2 Errors
Sincerity is always subject to proof.
Where there's a will, there's a way.
Back to the Future!
In 1990 the Federal Government placed a bounty on children with ASD.
You can't get a speeding ticket for having a full tank of gas.
Not Quite Autism, but still atypical
The warmer the water, the faster the ice melts.
In order to understand a child's developmental diagnosis, one needs to look at both IQ and atypicality.
Why some children with ASD do better than others
Dr. James Coplan is a developmental pediatrician, with four decades of experience caring for children with special needs and their families.