Special Needs Articles

Does this sound consistent with ADD?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, January 11th, 2011
My whole life I have been told by teachers and everything that I have ADD. I was always in trouble, failing stuff, talked to much, made noise and never could sit still. I even always had reading comprehension problems. My teachers even tried to tell ...

Overanalyzing controls my life!

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, August 28th, 2010
I tend to overanalyze simple things, and I can't seem to take things at face value. I always feel that there is a deeper meaning to anything that is said, and I rack my brain until I figure out what the deeper meaning may ...

Help please! I’m disabled and my parents hate me

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, August 15th, 2010
I am disabled and have to rely on my parents, especially my father for a lot of my basic needs. I can't walk so my father ends up having to lift me in/out of my wheelchair, help take me to the bathroom, etc. ...

Should I postpone the wedding?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker & Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA on Tuesday, August 10th, 2010
I am currently engaged to a wonderful man who has some pretty significant health issues. We are living together and are planning on getting married in about a month. I am divorced with a 6-year-old son. I also work full ...

I’m trapped

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, June 14th, 2010
I'm trapped. Let me say this to start: I am young. Twelve and three- quarters. My parents believe that people develop problems through traumatic events and it begins very young; therefore, if they didn't see anything wrong with me at four there isn't and won't ever be anything ...

I can’t find the words fast enough

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, June 4th, 2010
Hi, I'm not sure if my problem is a psychiatric issue or even if it is a issue at all. I searched the internet looking for slow thought processes but I couldn't find anything that resembled my situation; I'm probably not explaining it correctly, either. ...

What am I going to do now?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, May 28th, 2010
Last year, when I was just ending my freshman year of high school, my mother had a stroke and a heart attack. And I'll have you know; my mother means more to me than anything in the world. Over the summer, while she was in ...