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Cristy James

Cristina James is the Data Coordinator, Associate Training Director, and Family Discipline Coordinator in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Child Development at Indiana University School of Medicine. She has over 10 years of professional experience and a life-long lived experience in neurodevelopmental disorders which, combined with her analytical skills, allow her to effectively span across functions to help provide and improve many LEND outcomes.

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Child Development - Insurers adding to access barriers for autism evaluations

In a system that is already stressed with too many children needing ASD evaluation by too few available providers, insurers are adding to the access barriers by using inappropriate and inflexible evaluation requirements.

Cristy James  |  Jul 27, 2021

Child Development - The Importance of Physical Therapy in the NICU

A physical therapy trainee shares about the importance of developing a collaborative relationship with NICU babies and their families.

Cristy James  |  Apr 09, 2021

Child Development - My Experience in the LEND Training Program

LEND trainee in Pediatric Dentistry, Noah Menaker, shares his experience in the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) training program in Pediatrics.

Cristy James  |  Mar 19, 2021

Child Development - Well Child Autism Screening

Well child screeners are often questionnaires that are filled out by parents or caregivers during well child visits with pediatricians. While their use is common practice in many primary care settings, occasionally, questions arise as to their utility. Specifically, are the measures useful and can you really tell if a child has autism at age two? The goal of this post is to describe the clinical utility of the M-CHAT-R/F and explain the importance of its use. 

Cristy James  |  Mar 05, 2021

Child Development - The Importance of Positive Attention

Positive attention, or responding to children in a way that demonstrates warmth and interest, is a small but important part of parenting.

Cristy James  |  Feb 25, 2021

Child Development – Consideration for Assessing and Improving Sleep in Children with ADHD

By Katie Alonso, Nursing Trainee Riley Child Development Center LEND Program Sleep disturbance occurs in approximately 70% of children diagnosed with ADHD. Examples of sleep concerns include, but are not limited to resistance to bedtime, difficulty with sleep onset, daytime sleepiness, waking up at night, breathing problems during sleep, and trouble waking in the morning. […]

Cristy James  |  Mar 03, 2020

Child Development – The Time-Out Controversy: Effective or Harmful?

By Brett Enneking, PsyD, HSPP Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics Department of Pediatrics, Division of Child Development For decades, time-out has been promoted as an effective and safe parenting strategy to manage challenging behaviors exhibited by young children. Currently, both the American Academy of Pediatrics and Centers for Disease Control encourage the use of time-out […]

Cristy James  |  Feb 06, 2020

Child Development – Developmental tracking among childcare providers

Pediatrics Research Slide of the Month Title:  Developmental tracking among childcare providers Legend:  Even though 92% of childcare providers indicate it is important to track the development of children in their care using an objective checklist, only 60.14% reported doing so; methods of tracking varied by program type. Citation:  Chodron, G., K. Pizur-Barnekow, S. Viehweg, […]

Cristy James  |  Jan 07, 2020

Child Development - School and Home Behavior: Why Are They So Different?

By Maura L Rouse, PsyD, HSPP Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics Department of Pediatrics, Division of Child Development Problems at Home It is not uncommon for children’s behavior to vary in different environments; these differences are often particularly obvious between school and home, especially for children with learning difficulties, autism, ADHD, anxiety, social difficulties, etc. […]

Cristy James  |  Nov 25, 2019

Child Development - Supporting Neurodiverse Children in Times of Stress and Crisis

By Rebecca McNally-Keehn, PhD, HSPP Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics Department of Pediatrics, Division of Child Development Article originally from 2017.  It is being posted now, in light of recent events, in hopes that it can help families and professionals support neurodiverse children in their understanding. The recent national and international events, including those in […]

Cristy James  |  Aug 05, 2019