At Children’s Neuropsychological Services, we want to help your child succeed. We work with children and adolescents from 4 to 24 years old.
Part of our job is to share valuable resources with parents. The First 100 Days Kit from Autism Speaks is an excellent resource for parents of young children (ages 4 and under) newly diagnosed with autism. https://www.autismspeaks.org/family-services/tool-kits/100-day-kit
autismspeaks.org The Autism Speaks 100 Day Kit for Newly Diagnosed Families of Young Children was created specifically for families of children ages 4 and under to make the best possible use of the 100 days
New study offers breakthrough in identifying babies who are at risk for autism. http://www.nbcnews.com/health/kids-health/brain-scans-detect-signs-autism-high-risk-babies-age-1-n721411
nbcnews.com It may be possible to detect autism in babies before their first birthdays, a much earlier diagnosis than ever before, a small new study finds.
Looking for fun activities to do with the family during February Vacation? Check out this list: http://northshorekid.com/events
New guidelines for screen time from the American Academy of Pediatrics: http://www.forbes.com/sites/jordanshapiro/2015/09/30/the-american-academy-of-pediatrics-just-changed-their-guidelines-on-kids-and-screen-time/
forbes.com Any parent of a 10-year-old can tell you, will blow through their two hours before their Minecraft sessions even get going. Fortunately, the AAP finally realized it needed to keep up with the times.
It's the official start of the school year! Some tips for success: https://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/gradeschool/school/Pages/Ten-Tips-for-Your-Childs-Success-in-School.aspx
healthychildren.org Some studies show higher test scores for students who live in homes where healthy habits, regular routines, and good communication exist. Follow these 10 tips and watch your child thrive.
Back to school is right around the corner! Tips for parents: http://www.nasponline.org/resources/home_school/b2shandout.aspx
nasponline.org Back-to-School Transitions
This is the time of year when we often get asked about grade retention. This is a good resource for parents that speaks about the pros and cons: http://www.nasponline.org/resources/handouts/revisedpdfs/graderetention.pdf
Summer is almost here! Check out this list of fun activities: http://northshorema.macaronikid.com/article/975502/101-things-to-do-this-summer-part-1
northshorema.macaronikid.com Weekly local newsletter of kid-friendly events and activities.
How do you help your child to succeed? We believe there are many ways to do this, including promoting their emotional development. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/prefrontal-nudity/201204/shaping-your-kids-brain-success
psychologytoday.com Reduce your emotional reactivity and boost your kid's brain development.
Questions about kids and social media use? Check out this article: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/19/style/letting-your-kids-play-in-the-social-media-sandbox.html?smid=tw-nytstyles&_r=0
nytimes.com When you break it down, there are essentially three social media doors that you can unlock for a child.
All play is important for brain growth, including playing in the snow! http://www.npr.org/blogs/ed/2014/08/06/336361277/scientists-say-childs-play-helps-build-a-better-brain
npr.org Children learn their most important lessons on the playground, not in the classroom, researchers say.
Happy New Year! Did your family make any resolutions? http://www.pbs.org/parents/holidays/making-new-years-resolutions-child/
pbs.org Here are some tips on how to make family new year's resolutions. We not only benefit from New Year's resolutions; our children can also learn a lot about self-discipline and the value of making goals.
David Rainen, Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist who specializes in treating adolescents, college-age students, families, couples, and adults.
Counseling for children, adults and families
Dr. Grace Chen is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist providing individual, couple, and group counseling