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Teach Your Child Coping Strategies Now for a Smooth Transition into Adulthood Later

Teach Your Child Coping Strategies Now for a Smooth Transition into Adulthood Later

When your child outgrows her 1-to-1 para, she’ll need to know how to cope in myriad ways on her own. Don’t let her jump into adulthood without providing her with the proper training—use this expert advice for a smooth transition.

Island Wide Speech Develops Group Language Therapy Program

Island Wide Speech Develops Group Language Therapy Program

Island Wide Speech, an auditory, speech, and language center on Long Island, is developing its group therapy sessions to promote interaction and speech development.

Norwalk Health Center Treats Patients Holistically

Norwalk Health Center Treats Patients Holistically

Stephanie Soalt, ND, MS, LMT, who treats patients with special needs holistically, recently opened a Norwalk location of the Body Intelligence Holistic Health Center. Dr. Soalt combines naturopathy and creative therapies to help patients improve their quality of life.

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.

Sensory Overload

Sensory Overload

Tantrums, clumsiness, and ‘immaturity’ all could point to problems taking in the world, which could mean your kid has sensory processing issues.

PlayWorks NYC Opens in Rego Park

PlayWorks NYC Opens in Rego Park

New in Rego Park, PlayWorks NYC provides pediatric care, including physical, occupational, speech and language therapies, to children with special needs.

Child Psychologist Dr. Lynne Goldstein Opens Private Practice in Westport

Child Psychologist Dr. Lynne Goldstein Opens Private Practice in Westport

Seasoned clinical-school child psychologist Dr. Lynne Goldstein, a specialist in issues related to bullying and self-esteem, opened her own practice in Westport, CT, offering individual therapy, therapy for children and families experiencing divorce, psycho-educational evaluations, and therapy for gifted children and their families.

YouTube and Cutting: A Dangerous Combination for Kids & Teens

YouTube and Cutting: A Dangerous Combination for Kids & Teens

On YouTube the most disturbing phenomenon is kids doing hurtful things to themselves and then sharing the videos. A study in the March 2011 issue of the "Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics" highlighted these often graphic videos of adolescents engaging in what we as clinicians call “self-injury” and kids call “cutting”—on camera.

Nanuet Counselor Expands Services to Children on the Autism Spectrum

Nanuet Counselor Expands Services to Children on the Autism Spectrum

Susan Cortilet, LMHC, of Nanuet, NY, has expanded her counseling services to children and teens with autism spectrum disorders.




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