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March 27, 2015

Counseling helps kids with developmental disabilities

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March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month!  Visit our blog each Friday of this month to read about some of these conditions and how Child and Family Development helps kids, adolescents and young adults reach their potential. 

The Center For Disease Control website offers excellent summaries and resources to learn more about developmental disabilities: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/developmentaldisabilities/facts.html.  

The CDC has information on specific conditions, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  ASD is a developmental disability that causes difficulties with communication, social, and play skills.  These skills are the building blocks for cooperation, perspective taking, and emotional processing and important for academic subjects that require understanding others, like reading comprehension, social studies, and history.  Deficits can range from mild to severe.  

Brandyn Street, Ph.D., is one of three psychologists here who specializes in the assessment and treatment of autism.  Dr. Street asserts that determining a diagnosis of ASD is an important step in deciding which skills need to be targeted for treatment.  If your child has difficulties making friends, sustaining a conversation, playing in an imaginative way, and is inflexible with routines, it is important to find out why and obtain supports to help. 

Our team consists of 6 licensed psychologists  We are in-network with many behavioral health insurance plans, including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield NC and Primary Physician Care.  Our clients also may access out-of-network benefits or pay privately.  

Read more about our services for people with autism:

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Visit our blog during April 2015 and be a part of autism awareness month! 

 

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