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Dentists work in an anxiety-provoking setting, so it’s no wonder many children are afraid of going. To help your child with special needs cope with his or her first time, follow this expert advice for a visit with less stress.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 an SN mom with lots of experience under her belt.
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.
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.
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.
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 on for expert dental advice to keep your kids smiling bright. Local dentists and orthodontists answer various questions from parents.
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.
Kids First Pediatric Dentistry can now help to create beautiful smiles.
Find out how Edith McCarthy, M.D., balances being a mother and having her own pediatric practice.