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Grief & Loss in Individuals with I/DD

Grief and Loss in Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Plain Language Summary: Grief and Loss in Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Dealing with grief and loss is a normal part of life for everyone. Someone with an intellectual and/or developmental disability (I/DD) is no different. People with I/DD may have more complicated reactions following […]

Trastorno por déficit de atención e hiperactividad (TDAH) y su bajo tratamiento en jóvenes hispanos/latinx (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Its Undertreatment in Hispanic/Latinx Youth)

Resumen en lenguaje sencillo: Trastorno por déficit de atención y hiperactividad (TDAH) y su bajo tratamiento en jóvenes hispanos/latinx Resumen en lenguaje sencillo: Trastorno por déficit de atención y hiperactividad (TDAH) y su bajo tratamiento en jóvenes hispanos/latinx El trastorno por déficit de atención con hiperactividad (TDAH) es una discapacidad del desarrollo neurológico que es […]

ACT

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Plain Language Summary: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a type of therapy that can help with many different mental health difficulties including depression, anxiety, and other disorders. Recently, ACT has been adapted for use with people who have autism or other developmental disabilities (e.g., learning disabilities). […]

CBT

Cognitive Behavior Therapy Plain Language Summary: Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based therapy that helps with a variety of mental health conditions including depression, anxiety, and even substance use. CBT is one of the more common therapies used by therapists and it also helps people with developmental disabilities. You can […]

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Plain Language Summary: Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is a therapy for children or adolescents who have experienced a traumatic or other distressing event. TF-CBT is based on CBT and has not yet been studied with populations who have developmental disabilities. TF-CBT has three […]

Family Therapy

Family Therapy Plain Language Summary: Family Therapy Family therapy is therapy that involves multiple clients in a family. This type of therapy helps strengthens family relationships and communications. A family therapist might help your family work through stressful transitions such as moves or job changes. They can also help with mental health conditions or parenting help. […]

Factores que afectan la salud mental de las personas hispanas/latinx a lo largo de la vida (Mental Health Factors Affecting Hispanic/Latinx Individuals Across the Life Span)

Resumen en lenguaje sencillo: Factores que afectan la salud mental de las personas hispanas/latinx a lo largo de la vida Resumen en lenguaje sencillo: Factores que afectan la salud mental de las personas hispanas/latinx a lo largo de la vida Más de un tercio de los hispanoamericanos en edades mayores tienen una o más discapacidades. […]

Using a Strengths-Based Therapeutic Approach with People with Developmental Disabilities

Plain Language Summary: Using a Strengths-Based Therapeutic Approach with People with Developmental Disabilities Plain Language Summary: Using a Strengths-Based Therapeutic Approach with People with Developmental Disabilities When mental health professionals work with people who have developmental disabilities, it is important for them to use a “strengths-based approach”. This applies to the way they speak with […]

How the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Affected Me and Other Autistics

How the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Affected Me and Other Autistics

How the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Affected Me and Other Autistics How the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Affected Me and Other Autistics By Kayla Rodriguez Content Warning: This blog contains potentially disturbing and triggering content. Before continuing, please be aware that the author writes about suicide and self-harm. I remember it like it was yesterday. It was […]