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My 14-month-old granddaughter has no words yet and is very, very active. Is delayed speech a sign of ADHD?
Children develop at different speeds in different areas, and at this age your pediatrician should be looking for progress in all areas and advising intervention if delays become concerning.- Steven G. Dickstein, MD
Raising Drug-Free Kids: How Can the Science of Addiction Help Us?
Dr. Nora Volkow on addiction as a developmental disorder.
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