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.
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. […]
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 […]
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, […]
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. […]
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 […]
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. […]