Archive for the ‘Sleep’ Category

Finally, An Anti-Anti Reflux Study

Finally, An Anti-Anti Reflux Study

Perhaps my theory is full of water, but this seasoned pediatrician’s belief is that the price that modern society has paid for the successful ‘back to sleep‘ campaign has been an increased incidence of gastro-esophageal reflux (GERD). The practice...
Back to Back to School Issues for Autism and ADHD

Back to Back to School Issues for Autism and ADHD

Forget pencils and notebooks. Here is my take on the most important items that children who exhibit signs and symptoms of ASD and ADHD really need to make it through the coming season: 10. A weighted vest, and other such functional products. Neural systems are on...
The Chronicity of Autism

The Chronicity of Autism

Be prepared. Knowledge that recovery from an autism diagnosis is possible should be accompanied by an awareness of the time and resources that must be invested. The journey is characterized by periods of advancement, stagnation, and sometimes, regression. Success is...
Screen Addiction Disorder?

Screen Addiction Disorder?

Health professionals have coined a number of new-century terms in order to describe signs and symptoms that were previously unspecified. These have included, Sensory processing, Visual processing, Auditory processing, Executive functioning, Social anxiety,...
Fathers and Autism

Fathers and Autism

The diagnosis of autism seems more difficult for the Dads. We are simply not wired to easily accept deviations from expected norms. For the entire gestation, through the first 15+ months, it’s mostly Mother who is feeding, going to medical visits, and...
The Challenge of Challenging Behaviors

The Challenge of Challenging Behaviors

The Child Development Center has been experiencing a rash (dare I say, “Epidemic”?) of children who present with poor socialization, decreased attention requiring prompting and redirection, sensory and/or oppositional issues, extreme rudeness, dark...