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About garymac

I am a licensed psychologist specializing in adult learning, attention, and autism spectrum disorders. I am a newf, book, beach, coffee, cat, and mountain lover, not necessarily in that order.

ReBlog: Dear DSM-5: I Still Have Some Questions

The following article by James Shroeder, Ph.D. was posted at the Mad In America blog a couple of months ago.  Schroeder eloquently highlights some of the numerous problems associated with using the DSM-5 with learning and attention deficit disorders.  (http://www.madinamerica.com)  Dear DSM-5: I Still … Continue reading

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Ouch disability blog from the BBC

This week’s Ouch disability blog from the BBC discusses some of the “lesser known” aspects of Asperger’s syndrome, which was dropped from the DSM-5 at its release last year.  The article tries to dispel a few myths about the disorder and … Continue reading

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The History Of Dyslexia | Mental Health Humor

The History Of Dyslexia | Mental Health Humor.

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www.lifelongaes.com!

Our new website is done!  Its up and running, so go visit http://www.lifelongaes.com and see what we’re doing!

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IDA Responds to the “Dyslexia Debate”

IDA Responds to the “Dyslexia Debate” By Hal Malchow, IDA President-Elect The dyslexia debate is, at first glance, a small one. Julian Elliott and Elena Grigorenko, in their new book, The Dyslexia Debate, argue that the term “dyslexia” describes too many … Continue reading

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ELLIOTT: The term “Dyslexia” has no value; STEIN: Yes it does!

The Daily Beast headline is a tad over the top:Your Kid’s Dyslexia Diagnosis Is B.S. According to Professor Elliott: “Dyslexia” has become a catch-all term for everything from poor reading skills to complex speech disorders. It’s poorly understood and largely … Continue reading

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Doctor: ADHD Does Not Exist

Originally posted on TIME:
This Wednesday, an article in the New York Times reported that from 2008 to 2012 the number of adults taking medications for ADHD increased by 53% and that among young American adults, it nearly doubled. While…

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