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Can my child have both autism and selective mutism, and be treated for both?
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.- Steven G. Dickstein, MD
When to Wait: Getting Kids Care, or Not
Every parent has felt the pressure to decide if a child's behavior or developmental level is par for the course or a source of concern. Remember: waiting is a decision.- Harry Kimball
The Debate Over Sensory Processing
A look at the dispute over whether sensory symptoms should be considered a distinct disorder, and whether treatment works- Beth Arky
Toys Your Kids Will Actually Play With
The toys kids keep coming back to can take us by surprise. Here's one mom's Top 10 list of toys that entertain her three kids, including a special needs 11-year-old, time and time again.
My seven-year-old with dyslexia cries when reading in a social setting. How can I help?
The short answer is that he will feel better as he gets increasing support in learning to read. Without support, dyslexia can cause some real discomfort, even humiliation.- Matthew Cruger, PhD
Social Media, Violent Imagery, and Kids
Dr. John Constantino on how young people who are preoccupied with violence can be negatively impacted by 24/7 access to information and communication.
Are Schools Driving ADHD Diagnoses?
How state educational accountability laws may influence the rising rate of kids with the disorder- Caroline Miller
My daughter cries nearly every day going to daycare. Could she have anxiety issues?
It sounds like your daughter's anxiety is lasting longer than the usual transition to daycare, so it is a good idea to get an evaluation before she goes to school this fall.- Rachel Busman, PsyD
Why Childhood Anxiety Often Goes Undetected (and the Consequences)
Kids often keep their worries hidden, or express them in ways that are hard to read. And they can do a lot of damage, without being visible to parents and caregivers- Roy Boorady, MD
My daughter worries constantly about thoughts, and things she has done, that she thinks are 'bad.' What can I do to help?
All children occasionally have unwanted thoughts, but if they're very frequent and very distressing to her, and your reassuring her doesn't help, she should be evaluated.- Rachel Busman, PsyD