Category Archives: Psych

Autism Corner: For Children With Autism, Opening a Door to Dental Care

[Source:  The New York Times Well Blog] Like many parents of children with autism, Nicole Brown feared she might never find a dentist willing and able to care for her daughter, Camryn Cunningham, now a lanky 13-year-old who uses words sparingly. … Continue reading

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Sleep Disorders Often Missed in Toddlers With Psychiatric Disorders

[Source:  Psych Central] A new study has found that sleep difficulties, especially problems with falling asleep, are very common among toddlers and preschoolers treated for psychiatric disorders. These sleep difficulties are often underdiagnosed in children with behavioral and emotional issues, yet can … Continue reading

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Professional Development Corner: Documentation – A Valuable Lesson

[Source:  The Speech and Language Connection] If you had emergency surgery overnight and couldn’t go back to work for several weeks, would another clinician be able to look at your notes and pick up where you left off? Will they … Continue reading

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Child-Directed Play Blends Kids with Autism into Group

[Source:  Psych Central] Finding a setting that allows autistic kids to socialize with more normally developing peers is often a Catch-22 for parents. For while autistic youth need significant practice to develop social skills, deficits in this skill set often make … Continue reading

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Pediatric Therapy Corner: What’s Going On Inside the Brain of a Curious Child?

[Source:  MindShift] How does a sunset work? We love to look at them, but Jolanda Blackwell wanted her 8th graders to really think about them, to wonder and question. So Blackwell, who teaches science at Oliver Wendell Holmes Junior High … Continue reading

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