Autism and Its Diagnosis

By Andrew Adler, Ph.D., Director and Clinical Psychologist, Adler Family CentreAutism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a diagnosis that describes individuals who have difficulties with social interaction and communication and engage in repetitive behaviour or inflexible thinking, among other difficulties. Those with ASD may have developed little ...

Oct 16

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child ...

Written By:
Andrew Adler, Ph.D.


The Effectiveness of Animal-Assisted Intervention in the treatment of ...

IntroductionChildren with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often experience rejection by their peers, which could result in problem behaviours and over time, impact their physical and mental health. One treatment practice for children with ASD involves the use of animals in therapeutic activities ...

Jul 4

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Developmental Disorders (Autism, ...


You are not alone. Being a parent can be extremely challenging.

For parents with babies 12 months and below, Maybe your baby is crying all of the time, or he or she doesn’t take interest in you.  Maybe you can’t find a way to calm your baby down, or you notice that he or she doesn’t like to be held.  Maybe your baby seems very ...

Jun 19

Categories: Academic Issues, Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Anger ...

Written By:
Dynamics Therapy Centre for Kids Pte Ltd


Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their Care giver

I was fortunate to have the opportunity to meet with several parents of children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), both in the UK and in Singapore. When discussing what life is like, regardless of their residency, availability of support seemed to be one of the greatest factors in determining ...

Dec 19

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Caregiver Issues / Stress

Written By:
Jennifer Sunderland


Special Needs Schools for Children, Teenagers and Adults in Singapore

Below is an extensive list of schools in Singapore which offer programs for children with a developmental challenge of some kind.  One advantage of this data base is that it has been organized according to the type of challenge and age group catered to. It includes the following kinds of ...

Oct 28

Categories: Antisocial personality, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ...

Written By:
Psych Mat Asia Editor