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What I am Learning from (trying to) Parent a Child with Oppositional Defiant Disorder

My second child was diagnosed with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) when she was 8 years old. We knew something was different long before that. When she went to kindergarten her teacher would give her a worksheet. She would crumple it up, throw it on the ground, fold her arms, and refuse to do it. Most children have …

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The Ins and Outs of an Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis

As a parent support specialist with Help Me Grow Utah, I sometimes get asked questions regarding receiving an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis. Frequent questions often sound like Does Help Me Grow screen for autism? My pediatrician administered the M-CHAT to my child and it said he is at high risk– doesn’t that count as …

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