Recognizing Autism in Teen Girls with Dr. Holley Kaskel

Real World Parenting by Dr Laura S Anderson

Episode notes
Girls with autism present differently. A diagnosis can impact everything about the way you interact with your child and can validate the way your child views themselves. This week, Dr. Laura Anderson invites Dr. Holley Kaskel on to discuss all things autism from masking to emotional intensity and understanding sensory overload.Dr. Holley Kaskel is a clinical psychologist and founder of LightHeart Associates, a collection of comprehensive outpatient mental health clinics in the Seattle area. She is also the mom of 3, including two neurodivergent daughters. Dr. Holley herself also identifies as a queer, neurodivergent adult and learns something new every day! What You Will Learn:
  • Girls and masking
  • Strengths of those on spectrum, so we are not just deficit focused
  • Understanding the overwhelm and emotional intensity
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