Family Help & Wellness

Autism Therapy

noun Autism therapy is used to counteract the developmental and behavioral problems connected with autism and autism range disorders. Its drive is promoting self-reliance and improving the quality of life that people with autism lead. Autism therapy is typically designed to satisfy a person’s needs. Individuals with autism ordinarily start showing indications in...

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Autism

Noun Autism is a serious neurodevelopmental condition that results in a person having cognitive difficulties, social impairments, repetitive behaviors and communication problems. The disorder ranges from mild to severe and occurs in all socioeconomic, ethnic, and age groups. Autism is more prevalent in males than females. In some cases, children suffering from...

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Attitude

Noun Attitude is how a person thinks or feels about something or someone. It is usually revealed in an individual’s position of the body, implying a mental state, or an action. Attitude is the concept that the moods and opinions towards someone/something will, and do, affect the results of interactions with those individuals or things.

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Assessment

Noun Assessment is defined as evaluation method that assists to properly diagnose and assign a person’s needs. Good assessments are designed, applied, and scored in a controlled and steady manner. In most cases, they make use of a multi-choice format, but a number of them include short-answer, open-ended questions to measure a person’s capability and

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Asperger’s Syndrome

Noun According to the medical dictionary, Asperger’s syndrome is a developmental disorder associated with autism. It is marked by a person having above-average intellectual ability combined with compromised social skills and obstructive, monotonous patterns of activities and interest. Individuals that have Asperger’s syndrome are characterized by limited facial...

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Anxiety

/anx.i.e.ty/ |a ng ˈzī-itē| Anxiety is defined as a feeling of uneasiness, nervousness, or worry usually about an impending event or something with an unpredictable result. An individual that is suffering from anxiety generally feels threatened and may feel that he/she cannot cope with his/her everyday life situations. People experiencing extraordinary amounts of...

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Anger Management

Noun Anger management is defined as the knowledge to identify signs of a person’s anger and taking the appropriate actions to calm one’s self: such as through breathing, reflection, or taking a time out. By taking these actions, the enraged individual will easily manage his/her anger in a constructive and useful manner. Anger is not

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Anger Disorders

Noun Anger Disorder is an advanced psychological condition that can have life-long effects on the life of the subject, as well as those surrounding him/her, such as friends, family, and relatives. The primary cause of anger disorders is sustained inability to manage anger, a process that makes ordinary anger grow gradually over time into hatred,

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Anger

Anger is defined as a normal, typically healthy, emotion with a varying intensity.  Anger can range from frustration, annoyance, and irritation to rage. Typically the feeling is also associated with biological changes, such as an increased heart rate, sweating, and higher blood pressure.  We can develop anger when we perceive something is a threat to

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Alcohol Abuse

Noun According to Mayo Clinic, alcohol abuse is: “a prolonged and advancing disease that includes difficulties in regulating drinking, being preoccupied with drinking, being unable to stop drinking alcohol despite experiencing side effects, realizing the need to take more alcohol in order to get drunk to the same level (physical dependence), or having the symptoms...

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Alcohol

Noun Alcohol is a colorless, igneous liquid with a mind-altering effect that is found in drinks such as spirits, beer, and wine. It is also used as fuel and an industrial solvent. It is a powerful intoxicant with potentially adverse effects, particularly if a person ingests too much. Regardless of age, anyone who has ingested

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Adventure Therapy

Noun Adventure therapy incorporates the outdoors in experiential activities to challenge participants both emotionally and physically, often involving some aspect of risk. In most instances, adventure therapy has some family and/or group component in addition to individual focus. Adventure therapy utilizes various environments and approaches to bring about change...

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