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Helping children with Autism & Aspergers to communicate & relate

Pablee Wong, MC, RCC, RMFT, RPT-S

While the cause of Autism remains unknown, there seems to be an increase in the diagnosis of the ASD – Autism Spectrum Disorder condition. Autism spectrum disorders (including Aspergers Syndrome) and autism involve difficulties in relating and establish relationships. They also involve difficulties in communication and cognitive thinking.

Myths of Autism:
When Autism was first studied in 1940, it was understood that people with Autism are unable to love, cannot form loving and warm relationships. However, the work by Dr. Stanley Greenspan suggests that children with Autism Spectrum disorders can also experience a sense of love with significant others, such as their parents or caregivers. In addition, research by Morton Gernsbacher and her colleagues shows that children with ASD can also pay attention and understand human emotions when encouraged & directed.
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Surviving the Loss of your Baby: Coping after a Stillbirth

Pablee Wong, MC, RCC, RMFT, RPT-S

From the moment pregnancy is confirmed, expectant parents normally start to bond with the unborn child. When this precious baby turns out not to be viable, dreams, fantasies and plans for the future are shattered. As an expectant mother or parent, the birth of your child is a time of joy and celebration.

In spite of the advanced medical knowledge and precaution, stillbirths still happen. The Canadian National infant mortality rate (number of deaths of children less than one year of age) is approximate 5% per per 1,000 live births. The infant mortality rate in British Columbia is approximate 4.1% ( Statistics Canada: Infant Mortality Rate). When the tragedy of stillbirth occurs, the pain is devastating and profound for the parents and their extended families.

The loss of your baby may trigger some of the following questions, blame on yourself or on others:
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Dealing with Infidelity: Coping & Rebuilding Relationships After an Affair

By Pablee Wong, MC, RCC, RMFT, RPT-S

What constitutes an affair? The kind or the form of the affair your partner or spouse was engaged in may not be the most important issue. What matters the most is that the trust is broken in a committed and intimate relationship. An affair can be a sexual or emotional relationship outside of a committed relationship. It can also be pornographic addiction or online chatting with another person. Discovering your spouse’s affair with another person is a devastating and shocking experience. Infidelity is a very challenging and painful issue for a couple to face. When you find out that your spouse has been unfaithful, you will likely be experiencing various emotional and physical reactions. Feeling betrayed can be a very overwhelming and crippling experiences. The discovery of an affair may numb your senses or even fill you with tremendous rage.
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