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A Team Approach: Collaboration and Coordination with Schools
Laura Kirmayer, MSW, covers the importance of developing a team approach to weekly communication on interventions and progress, how to increase the rate of generalization of skills across settings, successful implementation of strategies and techniques in the school.
My four-year-old has strange fears. Should she see a psychiatrist?
If her fears are stopping her from doing important things, then you're right to be concerned. But you should pick the right kind of mental health professional to consult.- Rachel Busman, PsyD
What We Know About the Long-Term Effects of ADHD Medications
A summary of what the research shows for parents trying to weigh the risks and benefits for their kids.
I'm afraid my 15-year-old daughter is a hoarder because she hides food around her room. What do you think?
Children who hoard usually keep many different kinds of things, not just food. There are some other explanations for your daughter's behavior that might be a better fit.- Jerry Bubrick, PhD
How Sensory Processing Issues Affect Kids in School
Kids who are struggling to process sensory input can be distracted and prone to meltdowns at school. And because some symptoms overlap they can be misdiagnosed with ADHD
Do Kids Grow Out of ADHD...and How?
While some kids do shed the diagnosis, it's vital to think about what all children can achieve with early intervention. Sometimes 'wait and see' is the worst option.
Our son never wants to go to bed and it's making us all miserable. We need HELP!
Break the cycle and establish good sleep hygiene with a predictable and consistent routine. Your routine can actually begin as early as when your son gets home from school.- Ken Schuster, PsyD
How Do I know If My Child Has Executive Function Issues?
A guide to tests that are used to identify problems kids are having with organization
My daughter wet herself at school and now her older sister is afraid the same thing will happen to her. What can I do?
You can avoid reinforcing her fears by helping to redirect her attention to other things.- Raquel Cumba, PhD
Chasing the Science of Brain Development
'Open science,' or free data sharing and interdisciplinary collaboration, and 'big data,' leveraging the tools of the 21st century to ask new questions, mean more help and hope for kids.- Harry Kimball