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The Real Cause of Autism

The Real Cause of Autism

Recently, these 3 headlines appeared on my iRadar Screens: ♦ Genetics a Cause of Autism in Most Cases: Study ♣ Korean-American Professor Couple Identify Major Cause of Autism ♠ Could multivitamin use in pregnancy protect children from autism? Yet, the research was...
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...
Your child’s autism – Was it just a coincidence?

Your child’s autism – Was it just a coincidence?

Jodi’s Story Born 3 weeks prematurely, and weighing only 5+ pounds, this beautiful child was at high risk for a multitude of problems. That might include apnea (periodic breathing), GERD (reflux), other feeding difficulties, a weak immune system, and...
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 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...
Speech Apraxia and Autism Misbehavior

Speech Apraxia and Autism Misbehavior

This week (May ’17), Penn State researchers claimed to have disproven a generally-accepted premise with an article is entitled, Tantrums are Not Associated with Speech or Language Deficits in Preschool Children with Autism. The Study The authors retrieved...