Children & Adolescents

Adoption, the Misunderstood “Disorder”

In my work as a therapist with girls that have been adopted, I experience similar patterns of thinking and behavioral choices that led to these girls being placed in a therapeutic boarding school for at-risk teens. I work in one of these settings with approximately 22 girls of which around 50% are adopted.

One of […]

What Really is Asperger’s?

Asperger’s is a type of pervasive developmental disorder (PDD). “Asperger Syndrome (AS), also known as Asperger Disorder (AD), is an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) that is characterized by significant difficulties in social interaction and nonverbal communication, alongside restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior and interests” (Wikipedia). Although it is not required for diagnosis, there […]