Antipsychotics, Weight Gain, and Kids' Health
Christoph Correll, MD, on balancing the benefits with strategies to address side effects. The takeaway: encourage healthy living, and always begin with the intervention that poses the smallest risk.WATCH MORE
Sensory Processing FAQ
What it is, how it's treated, and why it's controversial.READ MORE
Brain Imaging Clues to Autism's Sensory Issues
Dr. Wendy Chung speaks about how research has revealed a functional brain difference in autism that leads to sensory issues. It also suggests ways caregivers can help.WATCH MORE
What is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)?
Dr. Deborah Fein explains the autism therapy used to help kids who have a hard time complying with requests and learning social behaviors.WATCH MORE
Why Autism Research Often Falls Flat
Dr. Bennett Leventhal on why studies that promise great things often fail to impact diagnosis, treatment, or prevention. One problem: results can't always be replicated.WATCH MORE
Why Do Kids Have Tantrums and Meltdowns?
- Caroline Miller
They may look intentional and manipulative, but these outbursts are better understood as behavior children resort to when they lack skills of problem solving and emotional regulation.READ MORE
Choosing a Residential School
What to look for and what to ask when considering a boarding school for your child with psychiatric or developmental issuesREAD MORE
Residential Schools: What They Can Do for Your Child
- Beth Arky
While parents tend to think of them as a last resort, for some kids there are benefits they can't get from living at homeREAD MORE
My son is three and autistic. What should I be doing for him?
- Rachel Cortese, MS, CCC-SLP
Research shows that early intervention can help re-wire the brain. But your first step should be getting an evaluation to discover how your child learns best.READ MORE
Can my child have both autism and selective mutism, and be treated for both?
- Steven G. Dickstein, MD
The two can't be diagnosed together, though it's not unusual for a child's diagnosis to change as he develops, and there are some similarities in the treatments we recommend.READ MORE