29 May, 2024
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ABA Insights: It’s Not Always Behavioral! Ruling Out Medical Causes to Challenging Behavior

When working as a BCBA (board certified behavior analyst) with individuals diagnosed with autism/autistic individuals, clients often present with challenging behavior. Data show that children with neurodevelopmental disabilities, such as autism, present with an increased risk of engaging in challenging behavior. The risk of an individual engaging in challenging behavior often increases if a child […]

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Dr. Deb: When It’s NOT All in Your Head: Medical Gaslighting

I’ve worked with many children and adults who’ve been told to seek mental health treatment by medical professionals, because their physical complaints were not real.  These patients were told things like, “It’s all in your head,” “There’s nothing medically wrong,” or“You’re fine and have to learn how to deal with the pain.” In my 30 plus […]