Archive for the ‘Earliest Red Flags’ Category

How to Choose a Pediatrician – The Modern Version

How to Choose a Pediatrician – The Modern Version

The New York Times recently published their version of “How to Choose the Right Pediatrician“. That was great advice for the last century. Web-savvy parents being more knowledgable than co-authors Prof. Chang and Dr. Wilkerson gave due credit, my...
Fecal Transplant as an Autism Treatment

Fecal Transplant as an Autism Treatment

The prestigious New England Journal of Medicine recently published an article entitled, Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Primary Clostridium Difficile Infection. It is likely that parents of children with ASD, who exhibit gastrointestinal difficulties, will ask,...
Autism & MTHFR Explained

Autism & MTHFR Explained

I have attempted to write this explanation – about the MTHFR gene – for more than a year now, often surrendering because it just gets so complicated (see diagram on right – and that is a simplified version)! However, almost daily now, I need to...
Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs Conference – Spring 2018

Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs Conference – Spring 2018

The Fall 2017 conference was ‘hurricaned’ out, so it’s been a year since I reported on the semi-annual 3-day scientific meeting of the Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs. This post will focus on the two most controversial topics – one,...
A Successful Autism Doctor Visit

A Successful Autism Doctor Visit

This story is a total rip-off. The New York Times recently featured a worthwhile piece entitled, A Doctor’s Guide to a Good Appointment. In that vein, I couldn’t help but add my two cents worth of advice about how to make the best of a family’s first...
Vintage 20th Century Autism Thinking

Vintage 20th Century Autism Thinking

Think about what is was like for ‘pioneer’ doctors at the beginning of the last century. I am certain that they were derided by the medical establishment, whose beliefs included ‘bleeding’ or electroshock therapy as treatment for every...