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Targeted Genome Sequencing: The Future of Personalized Medicine
With targeted genome sequencing, doctors are able to determine the proper course of drug treatment for patients to prevent adverse drug reactions. Doctors hope to use such personalized medicine to change the landscape of treatments for children with special needs. (read the story...)

Tips for Choosing the Best Doctor for Your Child
When searching for doctors to treat your child with intellectual and developmental disabilities, there are specific attributes you may want to look for, such as office wheelchair accessibility. Others, like cancellation policies, are universal but take on greater significance for a family of a person with special needs, whose day-to-day lives can be less predictable. These questions are a good place to start. (read the story...)

Saying Goodbye to Your Pediatrician
Among the many transitions your child will make, leaving a pediatrician and switching to adult health care may be one of the most important. Follow our plan for easing the change. (read the story...)

Is a Health Care Proxy Right for Your Child with Disabilities?
If your child has a disability and is about to turn 18, you should know about options such as a Health Care Proxy and the more involved legal guardianship, both of which allow you to stay involved in your child's medical care once he reaches adulthood. (read the story...)

Yale Child Study Center Seeks Participants in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Study
Yale Child Study Center currently seeks participants in its cognitive-behavioral therapy study. The study aims to see if children who are taught various strategies will have fewer aggressive behavior outbursts. (read the story...)

Meet Your Staff
When you became a “special needs parent,” you unwittingly took on a new (unpaid) position as head of personnel for your child’s myriad specialists. Take a crash course in management from another SN mom with lots of experience under her belt. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Do Neurofeedback and Brain Mapping Help Treat ADHD?
The American Academy of Pediatrics recently rated biofeedback as evidence-based "Level 1-Best Support" for treating ADHD. We spoke to Anthony Silver, MS, MA, MFT, BCIA-EEG, director of Gray Matters in Westport, CT, about biofeedback, neurofeedback, and brain mapping and how they help diagnose and treat ADHD. (read the story...)

Gray Matters Now Offers Live Z-Score Training
Gray Matters, a neruofeedback and brain mapping treatment center, now offers Live Z-Score Training, a technique that combines the quantitative measurements of the brain map with neurofeedback. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Do I Know if My Child Should See Multiple Therapists?
If your child has special needs, a comprehensive approach to treatment that includes multiple therapists and other professionals will likely lead to more effective treatment and a faster recovery. Here, a psychologist with more than 20 years experience explains how to know when a comprehensive approach is right for your child as well as the benefits and challenges of this type of treatment. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Can I Make Sure My Child's Therapists Are Communicating?
When your child is receiving treatment from multiple therapists and professionals, communication is key. Here, a psychologist with more than 20 years experience offers advice on how to make sure your child's treatment team is talking often and communicating effectively. (read the story...)

Dental Advice for Kids
Read on for expert dental advice to keep your kids smiling bright. Local dentists and orthodontists answer various questions from parents. (read the story...)

Learning Disabilities: Know Your Child's Rights
A learning disability diagnosis can usher in a challenging time for your family. But understanding the law and what your child is entitled to can spell success for the future. (read the story...)

Get Ready to Smile in Fairfield
Kids First Pediatric Dentistry can now help to create beautiful smiles. (read the story...)

Caring for Kids, With Help From Her Own
Find out how Edith McCarthy, M.D., balances being a mother and having her own pediatric practice. (read the story...)




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