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Strategies to Make Homework Go More Smoothly
Start the new school year with clear routines and incentive systems to enable kids to succeed, with minimal stress for everyone.
My son is three and autistic. What should I be doing for him?
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.- Rachel Cortese, MS, CCC-SLP
Coming Home From Camp
Whether they had a terrific time or were chronically homesick, some kids find it hard to adjust to family life again. How to help with the reentry.- Beth Arky
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