Using it Wisely: Frustration, Procrastination, and Learning Differences

 Adults with learning differences can experience profound frustration. It is certainly an understandable emotion when facing a multitude of academic, professional, and interpersonal challenges. There is often a “chasm” between our intelligence and performance (Orenstein, 2021 ). However, how do we understand and use this emotion productively? Do we let it hold us back, or doContinue reading “Using it Wisely: Frustration, Procrastination, and Learning Differences”

Different in More Ways than One: Autism Spectrum, NVLD, Asexuality, and Intersectionality

Despite the lingering misconceptions and prejudices, it is well-known that neurodiverse individuals can be just as sexual as their neurotypical counterparts. Many people on the spectrum and with NVLD enjoy having multiple partners or monogamous sexual relationships. However, not only has a greater sexual diversity been documented within the autistic population, but some research alsoContinue reading “Different in More Ways than One: Autism Spectrum, NVLD, Asexuality, and Intersectionality”

Finding the Right Online Approach: How Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum Can Use Social Media Effectively

For Individuals on the spectrum and with NVLD social media is a two-edged sword. The benefits have been well-documented, with some studies indicating that neurodiverse adults who use it are more likely to have close friendships (Mazurek, 2013). Many may also feel more comfortable communicating in this medium, as they are less vulnerable to the fauxContinue reading “Finding the Right Online Approach: How Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum Can Use Social Media Effectively”

Learning Differences and Anxiety in Adults: How to Understand the Link and Treatment

Can you imagine waking up every day not knowing if you are going to get lost, bump into somebody, misread a social cue, or be able to process an influx of new information at your job or school? Millions of people with learning differences, experience being overwhelmed and misunderstood by the world around them onContinue reading “Learning Differences and Anxiety in Adults: How to Understand the Link and Treatment”

Depression and Learning Differences: What Is Effective Treatment?

            Many individuals with learning differences also suffer from depression. In fact, research has been found that students with learning differences are at greater risk for depression than their non-disabled peers. (Maag. W John & Reid, 2006). This is also likely true for the adult population. There are ubiquitous treatments for depression, including the well-researched CBT,Continue reading “Depression and Learning Differences: What Is Effective Treatment?”

A Two-Pronged Approach: How and Why Individuals with Learning Differences Benefit from Coaching and Emotionally Focused Psychotherapy

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