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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.

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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ReBlog: The Myth That “ADHD Doesn’t Exist”

     Friday, March 7, 2014 The Myth That “ADHD Doesn’t Exist”   guest post by Mary V. Solanto, PhD Recently, there has been much attention paid to an article entitled “ADHD Doesn’t Exist” that appeared in a number of major … Continue reading

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GED changes, controversy, competition

According to the New York Times, the new GED test coming in 2014 will be harder for young adults to pass. Teachers seem more afraid of the new test than their students, as they need to consider how to teach … Continue reading

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deep within myself

Originally posted on Everyday Asperger's:
I want to please you. I want to be ‘normal.’ I want to come out of my shell and fit in. I want you to see me in all my glory and love me…

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Keys to Academic Success for ADHD College Students

Keys to Academic Success for ADHD College Students Learning how to get organized, study hard, and stay ahead academically is as essential as reading Shakespeare for ADHD college students. By Michael Sandler College Is a Whole New World Even if … Continue reading

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