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Historically, psychiatry has not been kind to mothers. Early (and mostly wrong) ideas about what ‘caused’ emotional/behavioral difficulties and psychiatric disorders made it easy for clinicians to blame parents for all childhood conditions. Autism is a classic example. In the 1940s Leo Kanner, one of the most influential child psychiatrists of the time, stated that [...]

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The American Academy of Pediatrics recommended a few years ago that all young children, including infants, be screened for possible delays in their social and emotional development. Traditionally pediatricians have been concerned primarily with the physical development of children. However, as we became more aware of the importance of kid’s social functioning for later development, [...]

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The research on ABA is consistent: ABA is a highly effective intervention for autism. What do I mean by that? That on average, kids with autism exposed to ABA will improve more than those who do not receive this intervention. However, the key word here is “on average”. The research is also very consistent in [...]

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Last week, while discussing a study that compared medication and psychotherapy for the treatment of teen depression, I mentioned how the current research suggests that the efficacy of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as treatment for depression in adolescents may vary significantly as a function of small variations between the different versions of CBT used by [...]

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A family-based psychoeducational weight loss treatment for teens appears to be more effective than traditional family therapy.

Psychologists often work on the premise that any therapy is better than no therapy. Usually this tenet applies, in that most research shows that for most conditions therapy is better than no therapy. But unfortunately there are [...]

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As we move towards the implementation of “day-themes” in Child-Psych.org, we decided to dedicate every Wednesday to Autism. We are doing this as a way to thank the loyal readers of Translating Autism who followed us on our journey to Child-Psych. In our first “Autism Wednesday” column, we review a study that examines the effectiveness [...]

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Friday’s Column “Focus on Language” by Nicole Hess.

I get this question ALL the time. In fact I just gave a talk to a group of preschool teachers and this question came up: Can teaching sign language to my baby delay his talking? Let’s look at what the research tells us about using signs [...]

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In an effort to identify the predictors of therapists’ burnout, researchers examined the factors that affect the perceived self-efficacy and work well-being of therapists providing intense behavior analysis services for children with autism.

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