Family Dynamics and Problem Behavior
Dr. Mary McKay says parents need to understand why kids might act out, and how putting thought and effort into a few specific areas of family life can have transformative effects.WATCH MORE
How Genetic Testing Helps Families and Kids
Dr. Wendy Chung on how it can improve the lives of a kids with developmental issues, like a better idea about what the future holds and a clear diagnosis so families can secure needed help.WATCH MORE
Why Do Young People Hurt Themselves?
Harvard researcher Matthew Nock describes the reasons or 'functions' that might drive people to self-injury. A key insight is that self-harm can have emotional and social effects all of can understand.WATCH MORE
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
Signs of Sexual Abuse in Children and Adolescents
Educator and advocate Lauren Book describes key physical and behavioral clues to abuse. This is incredibly important as children are often ashamed and find it difficult to open up.WATCH 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
Epilepsy, MS, and Mental Illness: Treating the Whole Child
Too often, kids with chronic diseases aren't diagnosed with co-occuring disorders, says Dr. Deborah Weisbrot. It's an understandable but unfortunate missed opportunity.WATCH MORE
Raising Drug-Free Kids: How Can the Science of Addiction Help Us?
Dr. Nora Volkow on addiction as a developmental disorder.READ MORE