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Survey Reveals Most Adults Think Psychiatric Disorders in Children are Underdiagnosed

Survey Reveals Most Adults Think Psychiatric Disorders in Children are Underdiagnosed

A survey released today by Parents magazine and the Child Mind Institute shows how the tragedy in Newtown, CT has influenced public opinion on children's mental health issues. The results show that more than half of adults think psychiatric disorders in children are underdiagnosed.

Ask the Expert: What is Childhood Apraxia of Speech?

Ask the Expert: What is Childhood Apraxia of Speech?

Wondering about childhood apraxia of speech? An NYC-based speech-language pathologist weighs in on the pediatric speech disorder, explaining what apraxia is and how it's treated in children.

Ask the Expert: My Child Is 2 and Only Says a Few Words, Should I Be Concerned?

Ask the Expert: My Child Is 2 and Only Says a Few Words, Should I Be Concerned?

If your child is 2 years old and only says a few words, you may be concerned that he has a speech delay or disorder. Here, a Manhattan speech-language pathologist explains what parents should do in this case.

Ask the Expert: How Do I Get My Picky Eater to Try New Foods?

Ask the Expert: How Do I Get My Picky Eater to Try New Foods?

A therapist who treats children with feeding delays and disorders offers her tips for parents on how to get their picky eaters to eat new foods and try a variety of textures and tastes.

Ask the Expert: How Do You Treat Feeding Disorders in Children?

Ask the Expert: How Do You Treat Feeding Disorders in Children?

An NYC-based speech-language pathologist explains common treatments for feeding disorders in children, including how to treat reflux, low muscle tone, aspiration, and an oral sensory deficit.

Ask the Expert: What are feeding disorders, and what causes them?

Ask the Expert: What are feeding disorders, and what causes them?

A Manhattan speech-language pathologist explains the common types and causes of feeding disorders in children, including reflux, low muscle tone, structural issues, aspiration, and oral sensory deficits, and how they are diagnosed.

Autism Speaks Honors Mothers of Autism Community at Luncheon in NYC

Autism Speaks Honors Mothers of Autism Community at Luncheon in NYC

Autism Speaks celebrated mothers of the autism community at a luncheon in New York City on Wednesday, May 1 with special guest Dee Ocleppo, the nonprofit's national board member, fashion designer, and former model.

Autism Speaks Co-Founder on the Nonprofit's Success in Policy Change

Autism Speaks Co-Founder on the Nonprofit's Success in Policy Change

Autism Speaks co-founder Bob Wright highlights the successful initiatives achieved by the nonprofit on various policy changes after working with Governor Andrew Cuomo and other legislators in Washington, D.C.

Autism Awareness Month: Autism Statistics & How You Can Help

Autism Awareness Month: Autism Statistics & How You Can Help

Autism Speaks is the world's leading autism and science organization and it lights the way to make this April's Autism Awareness month better than ever. Learn autism statistics and how you can help increase awareness of this growing disorder.

Ask the Expert: How Do I Know if My Child Should See Multiple Therapists?

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.

Ask the Expert: How Can I Make Sure My Child's Therapists Are Communicating?

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.

A Sweet Show of Support for Autism

A Sweet Show of Support for Autism

The nonprofit ELIJA School and Foundation teams up with Brooklyn's Runner & Stone Bakery and Restaurant for the Champions of Hope Cookie Campaign, in honor of April's Autism Awareness Month.

Chapel Haven Wins National Award for Autism Program

Chapel Haven Wins National Award for Autism Program

Chapel Haven, a nonprofit program in New Haven, CT, that helps adults on the autism spectrum to lead independent lives, received an award from Advancing Futures for Adults with Autism that includes a $5,000 grant.

Homegrown Heroes: Singing and Signing for Good

Homegrown Heroes: Singing and Signing for Good

Professional opera singer Sabrina Francis volunteers her time and talent at Gigi's Playhouse NYC in upper Manhattan to inspire children with Down syndrome through music and sign language.

Homegrown Heroes: Helping Kids Soar

Homegrown Heroes: Helping Kids Soar

A longtime volunteer of St. Mary's Hospital for Children in Queens raises money to buy a swing that accommodates children in wheelchairs.

Speak Up for Kids Campaign to Help Banish Stigma of Mental Health Care

Speak Up for Kids Campaign to Help Banish Stigma of Mental Health Care

The Speak Up for Kids campaign, started by the Child Mind Institute, aims to banish the persistent stigma around mental health care, especially among children. Here is how you can get involved in Speak Up for Kids.

10 Things to Ask When Researching Schools for Your Child with Special Needs

10 Things to Ask When Researching Schools for Your Child with Special Needs

An NYC mom of four, including a son with special needs, searches for a middle school for her child with special needs and shares the top 10 questions and things to consider when interviewing schools.

Special Stuff: Part 2
Homegrown Heroes: The Gift of Friendship

Homegrown Heroes: The Gift of Friendship

The Circle of Friends promotes inclusion and friendship for kids and teens with special needs among their peers with several programs, including a weekly Home With Friends program or a Sunday Teen Program.

Graduating from Asking for Advice to Giving It—Now That's a Good Thing

Graduating from Asking for Advice to Giving It—Now That's a Good Thing

A mom raising a child with special needs with her family in New York City is empowered in her own situation as she helps other families through trying and challenging times with their own children with special needs.

How Will The Affordable Care Act Affect People with Disabilities?

How Will The Affordable Care Act Affect People with Disabilities?

With the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare," implemented under President Barack Obama, here is how these changes to the nation's health care plan will affect families and people with special needs and disabilities.

How to Help Build Your Son's Self-Esteem When He Has ADHD

How to Help Build Your Son's Self-Esteem When He Has ADHD

Boys with ADHD often have low self-esteem and feel nervous about school-related tasks, such as taking a test or being called on by the teacher. Having low self-esteem makes it difficult to make decisions and some boys with ADHD find it challenging to make simple decisions. Authors of "Raising Boys with ADHD" provide advice on how to help boys with ADHD build their self-esteem.

The Links Among Autism, Epilepsy, and Behavior

The Links Among Autism, Epilepsy, and Behavior

Research on autism show how it may be linked to epilepsy and how it affects behavior. An NYC specialist investigates the connections among autism, epilepsy, and behavior, and shares what can be learned from these links.

How To Talk To Your Kids About Their Meds

How To Talk To Your Kids About Their Meds

When kids are on medication and use prescription drugs for any of their diagnoses, it is important for parents and doctors to explain the drugs and its purpose to the child, ensuring the child understands why he or she is on medication and how the prescription drug can help certain symptoms.

Fundraising Walks in the New York City Area

Fundraising Walks in the New York City Area

Getting active with your family has many physical benefits, but walking for a cause can also teach compassion and the value of volunteerism. There are many annual fundraising walks in the New York City area that raise money and awareness for causes close to many of our hearts, including special needs and children's causes.




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