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Cristy James

Resource and Data Coordinator

Data coordinator in Pediatrics division of Child Development.

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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

Child Development - Understanding Why We Do What We Do: The Function of Behaviors

By Christine Raches, PsyD, HSPP, BCBA Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics Department of Pediatrics, Division of Child Development Why do we do the things that we do? What drives children to engage in negative and inappropriate behaviors? Behavior Analysts have frequently discussed the importance of understanding the function of behaviors when attempting to change behaviors. […]

Cristy James  |  Jul 17, 2019

Child Development – A Complex Problem: Early Developmental Delays Presenting as Autism Spectrum Disorder

By Bill Beechler, MD, FAAP Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics Department of Pediatrics, Division of Child Development Note: The child referenced in this story is fictional and was created from an amalgam of many patients seen through years of developmental evaluation experience. The fictional child was created in an effort to share a somewhat common […]

Cristy James  |  Jul 17, 2019

Child Development - Exciting Work Showcased at the LEND Poster Session

The full cohort of Leadership in Education for Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) trainees filled the atrium of the Van Nuys Medical Science Building’s on April 26th for the LEND poster and networking session. Several disciplines were represented through year-long projects that were presented and explained by the students throughout the afternoon. Many of the projects had […]

Cristy James  |  May 16, 2019

Child Development - Behavior Therapy 101

By Maura Rouse, PsyD Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics Department of Pediatrics, Division of Child Development If you’re a parent, you can likely think of several “proud parenting moments.” Those times when your child is screaming in the grocery store because you decided you were going to stay strong and say “No, not today” when […]

Cristy James  |  Apr 19, 2019

Child Development - Supporting Children Who Have Experienced Traumatic Events

By Elesia Hines, PsyD, HSPP Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics Department of Pediatrics, Division of Child Development It is a commonly held myth that young children are not affected by traumatic events. Many well-meaning adults believe that childhood is a protected time or that children cannot understand what is happening around them, so they will […]

Cristy James  |  Jan 22, 2019