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Navigating Childhood Adversity: Ella’s Story

As a behavioral pediatrician, I have forged many relationships with my families. I have had the honor of helping guide families through some of their worst crisis points. One patient named Ella* (name changed for confidentiality) was 9 years old and brought in by her grandmother because she was acting out at school, and as …

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It’s Time to Acknowledge the Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Workforce

There are roughly 15% of the nation’s children who suffer from a developmental-behavioral condition or about 1 in 6 children. Unfortunately, many of those children often do not get the help they need. Children with developmental and behavioral challenges can easily be missed, especially when the behaviors are more subtle or impacts on function are …

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Online Tutoring and Educational Apps to Make Learning Fun Again

In keeping with the theme of October is Learning Disabilities Awareness month, I wanted to share with you a useful link for tutoring and tools for children with learning disabilities. In yesterday’s post, I shared 6 tips for parents to advocate for children with learning and attention difficulties. Children can benefit from tutoring. It is …

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October is Learning Disabilities Month

I recently participated in a Facebook Live #AskAPediatrician event hosted by Understood.org and supported by the American Academy of Pediatrics (Link to Archived post available by clicking here). I was honored to be a part of this event because as a behavioral pediatrician, I see many families affected by issues of learning and attention. It …

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Let’s Talk Children’s Mental Health Wellness

Today is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day. I am participating in national campaign activities as one of the panelists discussing the importance of communication among families, primary care providers and behavioral health specialists. I am honored to be able to share my voice and passion about this topic tonight.  Check out the event, which …

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