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review 2019-01-01 14:06
The Kiss Quotient - Helen Hoang
  Stella hires Michael as an escort so her mother will get off her back about being single. She also decides to have him teach/practice social skills/sex with her so she will be able to get a husband. Michael does not do doubles but decides to help her because he is attracted to her. He does not feel he is good enough for her as they get deeper into their relationship because of his family and past. She's not interested in anyone else after Michael.

This was fun! Both Stella and Michael are lovable. They are perfect for each other. As Stella stumbles along in relating to others Michael accepts her as she is. I like the squabbles between Michael and his sisters. I like that Stella is able to stand up for herself. The story was believable. I hated for it to end. It is a keeper.
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review 2018-12-27 17:44
All Cats have Asperger Syndrome, Kathy Hoopmann
All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome - Kathy Hoopmann

Here's a delightful book explaining the traits of Asperger's Syndrome, with short, simple text over illustrative and cute pics of kittens and cats. It's obviously aimed at children but it wouldn't be a bad first place to start learning as an adult and it only takes a few minutes to read cover to cover. The idea probably came from the quote "Cats are autistic dogs," which is quite apt...


1. The convention is "Asperger's Syndrome," not "Asperger Syndrome."
2. A small number of the traits mentioned do not apply to all but the phrasing suggests they do.
3. The gendered language, "His..." throughout is frustrating because Aspergirls exist and this could give the impression that they don't. It's avoidable just by rephrasing to refer to plural Aspies.

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text 2018-12-15 06:26
Autism In Mainstream Primary Schools

The name of a non-faith academy school which is controlled by a community or foundation is known as mainstream primary school. The autism is the name of a mental condition of the children in their childhood. Due to this kind of mental condition, the children find a lot of difficulties in communicating and formation of the relations with others. The autism is due to the complex neuro behavioral conditions of the students. If you don’t have enough idea about autism in mainstream primary schools, then you can get help from experts in dissertation writing services. A complete detail about autism in mainstream primary schools is given below;


Basics of Autism in Mainstream Primary Schools:

It is a fact that autism is increasing in the mainstream primary schools. The basics of autism in mainstream primary schools are explained below;


  • Autistic Disorder:

This kind of disorder usually occurs among the children whose age is less than three years. Due to this kind of disorder, it is hard for children to communicate and socially interact with others.


  • Asperser’s Syndrome:

It is not the language problem among the students. Due to this problem, the children try to limit the scope of their interest. Anyhow, they get the average grades in the intelligence tests.


  • PDD:

PDD stands for a pervasive development order. It is also known as a physical autism among the students. The children who are facing this kind of disorder can’t fit into the categories of other autism disorders.


Symptoms of Autism in Mainstream Primary Schools:

The children who are facing autism issues may look different to different people. Some essential symptoms of the autism among the children are given below;

  • At his first birthday, he/she is not able to respond to his own name.
  • He/she doesn’t take any interest in playing, sharing and communicating with others.
  • A child who is facing these kinds of issues may prefer to be alone.
  • He/she never likes any kind of physical contact.
  • He also faces some problems while eye-contacting with the other people.
  • To understand his/her emotions is also a real problem for them.
  • The language and the speech skills of such child is also bad.
  • He/she doesn’t show any kind of interest towards the jokes.
  • He/she also faces some problems in order to understand the questions to give answers.
  • They don’t have enough abilities to stay on the topic.


Tips to Prevent Autism:

Till now, the doctors are unable to find out the major causes and reasons for autism. Anyhow, they believe that the genes play important role in this regard. Some essential tips to prevent autism among children are given below;

  • They should live a healthy life. For this reason, they should try to take regular meals and try to take exercise on the daily basis.
  • The parents should avoid drugs during pregnancy.
  • The parents should also try to avoid all kinds of alcohols during pregnancy.

If they are facing some existing health conditions, then they should try to seek treatment.

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text 2018-10-31 06:28
The Link between Dishonesty and ADHD in Teens


Dishonesty and ADHD can be a common pair. Sometimes, teens with ADHD may be truly unsure of what the truth is and what’s not.  Lying can be connected to executive functioning issues. Lying can serve as a coping mechanism for kids with ADHD. For example, you ask your child if they cleaned their room and they lie and say “yes”. Simple tasks can be complex or overwhelming for children with ADHD. So, rather than asking for guidance, they will lie and say they completed the task. This can often feel like the easiest solution to their challenges.  The role of executive functioning issues is quite significant in these situations. Kids may struggle with the following:


  • Connecting the now to the future
  • Thinking of, or remembering, consequences
  • Organization and time management
  • Understanding how they got to the place of lying, to begin with
  • Understanding that it’s the lying that got them in trouble (not what they lied about)
  • Knowing how to fix the original problem behind the lie


It is important that you don’t dismiss your child as defiant and inherently dishonest, when that simply may not be the case. This type of lying isn’t about defiance. It’s about having trouble coping with challenges.


How to Help Decrease the Dishonesty


Your job as a parent is not to burden your child with blame. This can create a constant power struggle and let on many more problems. There are some measures you can enforce at home to help get your child on a track being open and honest.


Here are some constructive ways to help your child stop lying.


  • Anticipate where he might struggle and give help. If your child struggles with orderly tasks like setting the table, break it down. Give them a list of clear steps. Look for patterns in when they lie to figure out where there may be trouble spots.
  • Don’t take lying personally. Try to remember that the dishonesty isn’t out of defiance or disrespect. Focus on what led to the lie rather than the lie itself.
  • Avoid situations where lying is an option. If you asked your child to clean their room before watching tv, don’t ask if they did it. Go check. And if they didn’t, turn off the tv until the task is complete.
  • Tie everything together. Help your child make connections. Talk about what happened and help them recognize what went wrong. Help them brainstorm ways to handle things differently next time.


Discover Seven Stars can help


Discover Seven Stars is a multidisciplinary residential treatment center and assessment program for adolescents ages 13-17 who struggle with neurodevelopmental disorders.  By combining acute care stabilization with residential treatment, classroom academics, outdoor adventure therapy, skill building and positive psychology, our therapeutic program assesses, understands and builds the confidence and skills of students struggling with neurodevelopmental disorders.


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Source: discoversevenstars.com/blog/the-link-between-dishonesty-and-adhd-in-teens
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review 2018-10-23 16:39
Kentsakas juhtum koeraga öisel ajal (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) by Mark Haddon
Kentsakas juhtum koeraga öisel ajal - Mark Haddon

I'd been searching for this book for years. Finally, some months ago I found a copy in used books bookshop. I rated it 5 stars and not because "it was amazing" but because it was really realistic. Mark Haddon has done a great job showing us how a kid with Asperger's syndrome thinks and how this person sees the world. He also describes how alone the parents can feel when they try to raise a child with Asperger all alone. These families need a lot of support.

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