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Autism is a Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD). Pervasive Developmental Disorders are a range or “spectrum” of disorders that are characterized by severe and pervasive impairment in developmental functions such as social interaction, communication skills, and presence of stereotyped movements or behaviors. The spectrum of PDD includes Autism, Asperger's Disorder, Rett’s disorder, and Childhood Disintegrative Disorder. PDD symptoms are usually noticed early in childhood, when developmental milestones are not reached. Sometimes, these disorders also occur with some degree of Mental Retardation or other medical and neurological disorders; however, this is not always the case. Keep reading to learn more about the ways the counselors at The Center for Growth / Therapy in Philadelphia work with children and adults struggling with Autism, and self help strategies that you can implement from the privacy of your own home.

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Decoding Emotions

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Decoding your emotions 

For many of us, dealing with our emotions is something we avoid. Or, we simply act on our emotions, without knowing the underlying reason for our actions. To decode your emotions means to slow down the entire emotion/thought/act…


Asserting Boundaries

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Autism Therapy in Philadelphia: Asserting boundaries can be a really hard thing to do for just about anyone. It can feel especially difficult to assert your boundaries…


How is Asperger’s Syndrome Diagnosed in Children?

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

If you’re reading this, it’s a safe bet that you know a child or teen who has been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome and you probably have a lot of questions…


Using Social Stories To Treat Autism Spectrum Disorders?

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

If you have or know a child who has been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD for short) including Autism and Aspergers, you probably know…


Play Therapy Interventions for Autism

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Center for Growth / Play Therapy in Philadelphia for Autism

Autism is a Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD).  Pervasive Developmental Disorders are a range or “spectrum” of disorders that…


My Child Just got Diagnosed with Autism, What does this mean?

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

If you’re reading this, your child or a child of a friend or relative has probably just been diagnosed with Autism. You’re also probably wondering what that means, and how…


What is Psychotherapy? And Is It For Me?

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Since you’re reading this tip, you’re probably seeking answers to quite a few questions concerning Psychotherapy. First and foremost this tip is designed to answer questions such as “What is…


Positive Thinking Techniques

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Therapy in Philadelphia: Postive Thinking Techniques

* Before you can use positive thinking, you must learn to recognize negative thinking, and that can take a little work. We live in…