Mother and Daughter - PANS/PANDAS cases

A 3 year old with a complete personality change and a return of separation anxiety. A 12 year old with sudden onset OCD that can’t ride in a car with…

young girls - OCD in children

What is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)? An OCD diagnosis incorporates unreasonable thoughts and fears (obsessions) leading to compulsive behaviors. Children and adults with OCD engage in compulsive behaviors attempting to end…

Child laying in bed covers his ears

Forbes posted an article titled, “The Hidden Dangers Of Noise Pollution At Home” which featured Dr. Roseann. Here she discusses the effects of noise pollution for children with sensory sensitivity.…

man stressed on computer

Executive functioning skills are the foundation of what kids and teens are expected to do in school and at home on a daily basis. When kids are lacking in executive…

New Autism Guidelines

By Dr Roseann, In Autism, News & Media, No Comments

little boy smiling

On December 16, 2019, the American Academy of Pediatrics updated their Autism guidelines for the first time in 12 years. (more…)

treating children with prozac for autism

New research demonstrates what we already know… that SSRI medications don’t move the dial for anxiety and obsessive-compulsive behaviors in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  (more…)

family with children

What Does It Mean to Have a Child with Autism? Linda ’s intention was to run in and out of the mall to grab a pair of khakis for her…

How is ADHD Diagnosed?

By Dr Roseann, In ADHD, Anxiety, Autism, OCD, No Comments

Diagnosing ADHD in Children

Diagnosing  Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children and teens involves several steps. No definitive ADHD test exists, and often professionals diagnose children after just a clinical interview. When making a…

When people think of therapy, they often think there has to be a “big” issue before they seek out support and advice. That simply isn’t the case. Therapy is about…

Crying child - handling a meltdown

What is a Temper Tantrum? Temper tantrums are unpleasant, disruptive behaviors or emotional outbursts that children exhibit when frustrated. Children have temper tantrums in response to unmet needs or desires…