Psychology Blog

In my 20 years of work as an Aspergers psychologist, I have found six strategies that are most important in helping children and adults with Asperger’s Syndrome. Some of these strategies are more useful for children than adults and others … Read more

As an Aspergers psychologist, I’m often asked what causes Asperger’s Syndrome. Unfortunately, no one knows exactly what causes it. There is probably no single cause. It’s likely that a complex combination of factors unfold gradually (before and after birth) to … Read more

A decade ago, people would have thought Paul was odd. He speaks in a monotone. He doesn’t look at you when he’s talking. You feel like you’re an object of his curiosity, not someone he’s connected to. Paul is fascinated … Read more

Studies show that Asperger’s Syndrome is one of the fastest growing mental health conditions in the United States. Upwards of 2,000,000 adults are likely to have been diagnosed with this condition, close to a 100% increase in the last decade. … Read more

An article was recently published in the General Archives of Psychiatry concerning the relative contribution of environmental influences vs. genetics in causing autism.  Comprehensive analysis of twins suggests that environmental factors may be at least as important as genes in … Read more

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