• Using Visuals in the Exam Room

    April 28, 2021

    April is Autism Awareness Month, and this week’s tip comes from the Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by difficulties with social communication and interaction and repetitive patterns of behavior. Individuals with ASD may process information differently and may struggle to express thoughts or feelings…Read More

  • Promoting Self Regulation in the Visit

    April 21, 2021

    Are parents coming to you with concerns about their child hitting, not listening, or having tantrums? These issues are likely age-appropriate and may be improved by parental responses and interactions that promote self regulation skills. Self regulation is a child’s increasing ability to manage their emotions, behaviors, and attention in order to achieve their goals. As a provider,…Read More

  • Lying

    April 14, 2021

    Lying is a common behavior of 4-5 year olds and may be concerning to parents. As a provider, you can reassure parents that most lying is actually normal at this age and shows critical thinking skills. You can offer the following suggestions to parents when dealing with lying in young children: 1. Try not to…Read More

  • Early Relational Health

    April 7, 2021

    This week, we want to highlight the importance of early relational health. Early relational health describes the positive and nurturing relationships that are the foundation for future physical health and development, social well-being, and resilience. Dr. David W. Willis, a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of Social Policy, describes the idea that beyond…Read More